Glove Education

Leather Gloves
Intro to Leather Gloves for Work Applications
Undoubtedly, when you think of work gloves you think of leather. Much like your high-end work boots, a good pair of leather gloves will keep you safe and comfortable as they age and break in with continued use. That said, not all leather is created equal and many factors play a role in making sure that your glove is up to snuff. Between the type of animal that the leather comes from, the cut of the leather used, and the tanning process followed, there are a variety of factors that can influence the performance of a leather glove. [Read More...]
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5 Ways to Get Your Home Winter Ready
As the temperatures start to drop, it’s important to make sure that your house is ready for the changes and the best time to do that is in the fall. A couple of hours spent now will save you time and money, and ensure your peace of mind through the holidays. Here are 5 quick and easy things that you can do to make sure you are ready. [Read More...]
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Winter Gloves 101
As much as it pains me to say, winter and its icy low temps and frigid work conditions is right around the corner. For some of us, those that work in cold storage, the frigid conditions never even left. Working with cold hands is just plain uncomfortable, so choosing the level of insulation is critical. Before we get too far into gloves, it is important to understand the science behind heat transfer. Essentially, heat is always seeking to be in equilibrium with the environment, so hot air flows to cold air to create something in the middle. [Read More...]
Maximize Glove Durability & Reduce PPE Cost
Maximize Glove Durability & Reduce PPE Cost
Abrasion resistance ratings are often used to evaluate the durability of a glove –that is, how long a glove will last in the field, when used for a variety of tasks. This is a key metric, because glove durability directly affects the overall cost of hand protection programs. The math is simple and effective: a $30 glove that lasts 6 weeks is three times as cost effective as a $15 glove that lasts one week. This is a more complex issue than one might think. In today’s era of performance work gloves, safety professionals are under increasing pressure [Read More...]
Glove Impact Testing
Glove Impact Testing
Hand impact protection is an issue that deserves serious attention when it comes to choosing the right gloves for your employees. Currently, there are no industry-wide standards for measuring hand impact reduction. This creates numerous problems for HSE managers when it comes to properly evaluating or comparing impact protection provided by various glove models. Glove manufacturers are not required to test the impact protection of their gloves, and this can lead to false claims and minimal protection for the user, which may lead to higher recordable injuries. [Read More...]