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Points of Impact
Sep 26th 2017

Points of Impact

By HexArmor Marketing Team. Falling objects. Heavy tools. Zero-visibility environments. These are all everyday dangers posed to the hands of workers. In fact, hand injuries are among the most frequently occurring incidents in industrial labor. With a vast selection of impact-resistant gloves, it’s hard to know which aspects to look for and what qualities are most important. Before making … read more
Glove Coatings and Grips: What's Best for Your Application?
Sep 14th 2017

Glove Coatings and Grips: What's Best for Your Application?

By HexArmor Marketing Team When choosing a glove, one of the biggest factors is the grip. There’s much to consider – starting with the application. Are you working in an oily, wet, or dry environment? What kinds of hazards are present? What kind of equipment will you be handling? Not having a proper grip on the job can have ramifications on a gloves’ effectiveness and can make or break a wor … read more
How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs
Jul 31st 2017

How to Choose a Respirator and Other Personal Protection for Painting Jobs

Choosing the right respirator and protective clothing for your painting project depends on numerous factors. The most important being the type of paint that will be used (solvent-based, water-based or powder paint), and the kind of paint application you are going to use (spraying, airless spraying, roller painting, dip coating, brush painting). In addition to the painting process, personal prot … read more
Infographic: Glove Safety Guide
Jul 5th 2017

Infographic: Glove Safety Guide

By Enviro Tech International It’s often said that if something fits perfectly, it “fits like a glove.” However, workers using hazardous materials understand that not all gloves are created equally. Different gloves provide varying levels of protection against dangerous chemicals. Some gloves are more vulnerable to chemical solvents than others. If you’re in a lab, industrial environment o … read more
What’s New in the World of Safety Gloves: Advanced Cooling AD-APT® Technology from ATG MaxiFlex
Jun 19th 2017

What’s New in the World of Safety Gloves: Advanced Cooling AD-APT® Technology from ATG MaxiFlex

It’s beginning to feel like summer, which adds challenges to those who work outdoors under the sun, or in warm indoor environments. Luckily, there is an amazing advanced AD-APT Technology that will help keep your hands drier and body temperature cooler throughout the work day without sacrificing grip or dexterity. This technology is used in a new version of the popular MaxiFlex® Ultimate saf … read more
How to Choose The Best Kevlar Gloves in 6 Simple Steps
Apr 13th 2017

How to Choose The Best Kevlar Gloves in 6 Simple Steps

Kevlar, a lightweight material five times stronger than steel, was discovered by a chemist Stephanie Kwolek half a century ago. Today, it is a component material used in numerous products ranging from protective vests and helmets to airplanes and cell phones. Per Scientific American, “Kevlar fiber has a density of 1.4 grams per cubic centimeter compared with iron's 7.9 grams per cubic c … read more
Addressing Occupational Safety for Locksmiths: Protective Equipment Must Haves
Feb 23rd 2017

Addressing Occupational Safety for Locksmiths: Protective Equipment Must Haves

By Dusty Henry, Sevan Locks & Doors  When you consider occupational safety, there are a lot of different occupations that may come to mind first for needing protective equipment – construction workers, welders, etc. Being a locksmith can actually be rather hazardous work for your health as well. There is, of course, the inherent danger of dealing with going into a stranger’ … read more
Discover Amazing New Cut-Resistant and FR Gloves:  Northflex Cold Grip Plus 5 and FRGrip Plus 5
Dec 20th 2016

Discover Amazing New Cut-Resistant and FR Gloves: Northflex Cold Grip Plus 5 and FRGrip Plus 5

Hand cuts and wounds are preventable, yet they still account for roughly 30 percent of all workplace injuries in the US. How do you choose the right cut resistant glove for your application? First, evaluate what types of gloves you are using now and if they do the job. Do you have any new projects that will require new PPE? Then, identify solutions - do you need to switch to a new brand or just … read more
Solid Safety Programs Protect Workers and Margins
Nov 22nd 2016

Solid Safety Programs Protect Workers and Margins

There is an epidemic in the construction industry that is costing companies billions of dollars in lost revenue and workers their wellbeing. The good news? It’s largely preventable. Hand injuries resulting from cuts and punctures cost the construction industry $382 million each year. This doesn’t account for any other type of injury, just those two very specific hand injuries. How can you … read more
ANSI Cut Level Testing Updates: Glove Protection Standards Improve
Oct 17th 2016

ANSI Cut Level Testing Updates: Glove Protection Standards Improve

The American National Standards Institute and the European Union have developed different standards for cut resistant gloves testing and rating criteria, the purpose of which is to facilitate the classification of cut protective clothing. The United States uses ISEA/ANSI standards, while Europe uses EN certification. The standard has no impact on poking or piercing hazards like needle sticks an … read more
Simple Steps to Decrease PPE Costs
Oct 12th 2016

Simple Steps to Decrease PPE Costs

While it may seem obvious, one of the easiest things you can do to decrease your PPE cost is to take care of it. Companies who properly launder their safety gloves can often increase lifespan by up to 300%. Laundering removes harmful chemicals, perspiration, and everyday grit and grime that can weaken protective fibers and seams. Think of the grit like sandpaper. Every move you make is creat … read more
Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection
Oct 10th 2016

Allegro EZ Air PAPR as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection

By Jim Moryan, Marketing Communications, Allegro Industries Introducing EZ AIR Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) as a Complete System for Ultimate Worker Protection by Allegro Industries Workers will experience more comfort, less fatigue and improved productivity with the Allegro EZ AIR PAPR complete particulate system intended for industrial applications where respirator … read more