Aug 19, 2010
Written on Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Nitrile gloves are said to be the best. They contain no latex protein and offer amazing resistance to punctures and tears. They are made of a form of synthetic latex. They rise above other types of gloves in their degree of flexibility and solvent resistance. Nitrile gloves have brought the world of hand protection a very long way.
There are many companies that manufacture the best Nitrile gloves. Some of these companies include but are definitely not limited to Delta Gloves, Black Lightening Gloves. PalmFlex, HOSPECO. Certifies Safety Mfg., Inc., Innotech Products, MGH Healthcare Solutions, Liberty Industries, Conney Safety just to name a few.
Nitrile gloves come in three grades. The first grade is best used in the medical field for everyday procedures and contact precautions. They offer the lowest level of protection against puncture and tearing. The second grade works best for paramedics and anyone giving emergency services. These offer a little more resistance to punctures, tears, and solvents. The third type is recommended for use outside of the medical field. This type of Nitrile glove is appropriate for very light duty jobs such as painting.
You have the option of getting Nitrile gloves that have a cornstarch like powder. This allows the gloves to slip on as easy as possible. This is great for people who are frequently switching gloves like those who work in the medical field. When you pull off one pair of gloves, your hands have a tendency to have a film of sweat. This can make it very hard to slip on gloves. It is also hard after you have just washed your hands.
One of the best options is the ability to get disposable and non-disposable gloves. The disposable gloves are up to three times more resistant than thicker vinyl or rubber gloves. Nit rile gloves respond to the body’s heat to form to the hands. They are great for professional and general uses. The non-disposable Nitrile gloves are proving that quality is now becoming more significant than price. These are great for the resistance of physical and chemical hazards. If you are looking for the best in non-disposable Nitrile gloves, make sure you find the type that suits your needs. Look at hand protection and barrier protection that will be needed within your job. When you have disposable gloves, this isn’t so much of a worry.
No mater what type of nitric glove that you choose, know that you are getting the best when it comes to quality and a higher standard of function. These gloves surpass many of the different types of disposable and non-disposable gloves that are out there today. Feel confident in knowing you are getting the best from your nitrile gloves.
Aug 19, 2010
Written on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There have been many innovations in the world of work gloves. One of the best innovations is the creation of the HTP gloves. These fantastic gloves are made of nylon with a PVC foam sponge coating (Hydropellent Technology). These gloves are amazing at repelling liquids, while you maintain a grip whether wet or dry. There is another aspect of these gloves that makes them top of the line. There are treated with a product called Actifresh to kill bacteria and promote freshness.
HTP gloves offer designs that make life easier. They take advantage of the latest in hand technology, and are created by one of the largest glove manufacturer today. This is a product that you can trust. This product is extremely popular and sold by many companies online. It is very easy to obtain HTP gloves and other industrial items that contain Actifresh.
It doesn’t matter if you are wearing these gloves for materials handling, warehousing, shipping, assembly, or materials handling, you will feel nothing but great comfort while feeling good knowing you are maintaining a high level of safety. HTP gloves are great for general use as well. You probably will never find a more versatile, comfortable and safe glove. HTP gloves are curt resistant and can be used in a variety of different temperatures.
Actifresh is a great freshener that is composed of cyclodextrin. It is used to prevent bacteria and fungus in various industrial clothing including HTP gloves. Because of this technology, industrial clothing will be able to resist odor that is caused from external and internal environmental factors. These may include things such as sweating and people smoking.
Actifresh traps bacteria using a type of barrier-like fashion. This keeps bacteria from spreading. You can wear garments such as HTP gloves with the confidence of knowing that they are staying fresh. HTP gloves are stylish as well, with an almost sport-like look. If something looks trendy and attractive, workers will be more willing to wear it and promote safety.
HTP gloves and any garments using Actifresh can even be washed! Since the old bacteria are washed out, the Actifresh actually becomes able to trap more bacteria.
Due to new innovations such as HTP gloves and Actifresh, working environments are becoming more and more comfortable and sanitary. We can only hope that these innovations and advancements will just keep coming. There will be no complaints when everyone is working away in the pinnacle of fashion, comfort and safety.
Soon the days of safety equipment causing discomfort will totally be gone. People will be waiting to put on their HTP gloves and other gear. Everyone will be feeling confident that they smell great and don’t have to worry as much about bacteria in the work place. This really can increase the production of workers. The more comfortable workers are, the more likely they will be able to focus on what they have to do. HTP gloves and Actifresh are a huge innovation in the world of industry.
Aug 19, 2010
Written on Friday, June 5, 2009
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hands and fingers are the most commonly treated body parts of the many injuries treated annually in emergency rooms across the country. With safety awareness and the use of proper work gloves, hand and finger injuries can be prevented.
The OSHA regulation 1910.138 mandates employers to select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards. These hazards include potential hand injury from skin absorption of harmful substances, severe cuts or lacerations, severe abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, and harmful temperature extremes.
Work gloves are categorized by the hazard they prevent, and also the material they are made of. Some examples include:
Cut Resistant – Leather, canvas, or cloth work gloves provide general purpose protection against cuts, abrasions, dirt, and burns. Metal mesh work gloves also provide protection against cuts when handling sharp objects. Work gloves made of DuPont’s Kevlar provide great cut resistance and are also very lightweight and flexible.
Coated work gloves are great for general-purpose abrasion protection with added slip-resistant qualities and more dexterity.
Heat Resistant – Leather and canvas work gloves also protect against sustained heat. Aluminized work gloves provide reflective and insulating protection against high temperatures and flames.
Chemical Resistant – Made from neoprene, latex, vinyl, and PVC, chemical-resistant work gloves are designed for handling chemicals and hazardous substances that may damage the skin. These materials may be in the form of a disposable glove, or can be blended or laminated for better performance. It is important to know which type of work glove will protect you from the substance with which you are working with. Many glove manufacturers offer chemical-resistance charts to aid in the selection process.
Electrical Protection – Insulating rubber gloves are designed for electrical work, and must meet certain requirements, as stated in CFR 1910.137.
Remember, all possible engineering and work practice controls should be used to eliminate and reduce hazards in the workplace. When work gloves are necessary, they should be selected carefully and used properly.
Written by: Carissa Kelley
Aug 19, 2010
Written on Thursday, June 18, 2009
Leather work gloves are used to protect against injuries from cuts, abrasions, and exposure to heat. But which leather glove is right for you? Because there are so many options that go along with leather gloves, it could pose a challenge. Most glove manufacturers offer good information on their websites to help with selecting the glove that is most appropriate for your application.
Some of the most common leather glove options include leather types, linings, and features.
Cowhide – the most commonly used leather in the industry because of its great abrasion resistance and attractive appearance. Cowhide is comfortable, breathable, and very durable.
Pigskin – offers the best abrasion resistance and breathability. In addition, pigskin tends to become softer with use and withstands moisture without stiffening. When laundered, this leather will return more to its natural soft texture than other leathers.
Goatskin – highly recommended for applications requiring tactile sensitivity. The natural lanolin produced by goats helps to create the softest, most abrasion-resistant leather. Independent tests have proven that grain goatskin is twice as durable as cow grain and pig grain leather.
Deerskin – has the highest tensile strength of all leather, with excellent dexterity and softness. Deerskin is known to be one of nature’s most luxurious, softest leathers, providing all-day comfort and sensitivity to touch.
Fleece – most commonly used glove liner, made of napped brushed cotton.
Cotton – maximum moisture absorption and best dexterity for cotton gloves.
Cotton/Foam – cotton layer for moisture absorption; Foam layer for heat protection and cold weather use.
Wool – designed for higher heat and cold applications.
Foam/Thermo – with the comfort of a fleece layer and an additional two layers of polyester and polyurethane foam, this lining offers the most value for warmth insulation.
3M Thinsulate – warmest thin insulation on the market. Thinsulate has about 1.5 times more warmth than down feather lining, and absorbs less than 1% of its own weight in water which allows it to retain its insulating ability even in damp conditions.
Safety Cuff – the most common cuff design, measuring 2.5 inches, protects the wrist area. Side split allows wearer to slide the gloves on and off easily in emergency situations.
Gauntlet Cuff – this longer cuff, measuring 4.5 inches, offers the same protection as a safety cuff, with increased protection to the upper wrist and forearm. This cuff holds a tucked sleeve in the glove.
Knit Wrist – the design holds the glove in place with a snug fit, while preventing debris from entering. Knit wrists keep cold air out and warmth in by fitting under clothing sleeves.
Plasticized – waterproof polyethylene layer laminated between two pieces of fabric.
Rubberized – two layers of fabric with a rubber material in between.
Written by: Carissa Kelley