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Common misconceptions of leather

Despite inherent shortcomings as a suitable barrier to workplace hazards, the humble leather glove is still widely employed as a general-purpose hand protection solution in many industries. As a protective material, leather performs poorly and only enjoys ongoing popularity because of some commonly held misconceptions.

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Minimise the damaging effects of extreme environments

There are many applications that require the use of protective gloves to combat either hot or cold conditions. Beyond ambient temperature, additional environmental influences, dexterity requirement, and glove construction qualities will help identify selection of the most suitable protection.

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Getting a grip on safety

Contact with oil, grease and specialised lubricants is a daily occurrence for workers in many industries. The prevalence of these substances in a working environment creates safety issues that range from detrimental health implications through to productivity losses.

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Why glove material matters

Materials — or polymers — used to make single-use gloves include; latex, nitrile, neoprene, polyisoprene and vinyl. Each has properties that make them more or less suited to specific tasks and environmental conditions.

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Everyday exposures are a manageable risk

Cleaning professionals, including engineering staff and janitors working in residential, commercial and industrial environments, are at constant risk of injury and illness because of routine exposure to dangerous chemical substances.

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How dry hands positively affect performance

Providing a glove solution that keeps hands dry will deliver superior worker comfort, leading to greater productivity, and improve workplace safety compliance.

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Simple Steps to Safer Chemical Glove Selection

There are many considerations when determining the most appropriate protective glove in industrial applications where chemical exposure is a concern.

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Are you double-gloving?

This practice serves to endanger the wearer, as dexterity is easily compromised. It can also lead to worker frustration and the removal of hand protection.

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Still confused with EN ISO 374?

This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user against chemicals and/or micro-organisms.

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2017 Hand Safety Report

Ansell Publishes Second Edition of Hand Safety Report in Partnership with NSCA Foundation

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Cutting Confusion

Exposure to sharp materials and cut risk is commonplace in industrial environments. The degree of risk dictates which of the six available cut resistance ratings (A-F) should be employed.

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Achieve Maximum Cut Protection

Year after year, hand injuries are among the leading causes of emergency room visits and missed workdays. The two most common forms of hand injuries are cuts and lacerations, making cut protection an important issue in safety management today.

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The Facts About Standards

Do you know the differences between the Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) Standards vs. European Union (EN) Standards

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Glove Allergies and Hand Health

Understanding the nature and causes of these conditions can help identify and reduce the risk of allergies, and ultimately create a safer working environment.

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An integrated approach to improve safety

Since 2014, we have reduced injuries by 65% and achieved product optimization by 25%, saving companies a total of £115 million.

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The balancing act of managing cost-to-wear

Need to reduce your PPE costs? Managing cost-to-wear must be a team effort involving procurement, plant and safety managers, and the workers themselves.

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Glove Coatings Explained

Glove coatings help to protect hands from oil exposure and from mechanical risks. Do you understand the differences between the various glove dip coatings?

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Comply with the new PPE Regulation

In February 2016, the European Council and European Parliament amended and approved a new PPE Regulation proposed by the European Commission. This new PPE Regulation will replace the original PPE Directive 89/686/EEC that was introduced in 1992.

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Touch up on tactility with Ansell work safety gloves

TACTILITY is to the fingers what dexterity is to the hands when it comes to PPE (personal protective equipment).

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Hand cuts, scrapes and infections: Don’t ignore the work safety risks

Workers with good hand health are likely to produce better quality products with minimal lost time on the job.

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Helping safety leaders stay ahead of regulatory changes in hand protection

The new EN 388 Standard has been officially published on 2 November 2016. Ansell is uniquely positioned to assist you with the transition to the new standard

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