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How to Protect Employees from Severe Cold Weather Threats
Sep 21st 2017

How to Protect Employees from Severe Cold Weather Threats

Know the Risks Exposure to extremely low temperatures for an extended period of time may cause serious health problems and complications if protective measures have not been taken care of before starting work on a project in severe weather conditions. The most common symptoms of being affected by cold include memory loss, uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, numbness, whit … 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
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
Understanding the New ANSI/ISEA 105 (2016) Hand and Arm Protection Cut Level Classification
Sep 2nd 2016

Understanding the New ANSI/ISEA 105 (2016) Hand and Arm Protection Cut Level Classification

In recent years, rapid technology advancement allowed manufacturers to create more sophisticated yarns that improved glove performance significantly. Cut-resistant gloves and sleeves are designed to protect hands and arms from direct contact with sharp objects made of metal, ceramic, or glass. Cut level protection is ensured by a combination of the material’s composition and thickness. The … read more
ISEA Announces Revised ANSI/ISEA 105 Hand Safety Standards
Jul 28th 2016

ISEA Announces Revised ANSI/ISEA 105 Hand Safety Standards

Revised ISEA Hand Protection Selection Criteria Guides End-Users and Specifiers The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 105-2016, American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification, with cut-resistance testing and updated corresponding classification levels as key focus areas. … read more
What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?
May 23rd 2016

What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?

The history of joining different metals together dates back to the Bronze Age. But it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that the only welding process that existed was forge welding. Welding is a process that joins materials together by melting a metal piece with a filler metal to form a strong joint. Today, the most common types of welding processes are: Shielded Metal A … read more
Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day
May 6th 2016

Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. Since then, Mother’s Day has become one of the major holidays in the USA, giving us a chance to honor the individuals in our lives who care for us. Some women will have the luxury of being pampered at home with entertainment and meals prepared for them by family members. Flowers, c … read more