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Prevent Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

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Did you know that HAVS affects 1 in 10 workers using vibrating tools regularly? WHAT IS HAVS? HAVS: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (Raynaud’s phenomenon) causes poor supply of blood to the fingers in bouts. It affects 1 in 10 using vibrating tools regularly. First the hands become white (and stiff), then blue due to poor blood […]

How To Choose the Correct Welding Gloves in 4 Easy Steps

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Although there have been an abundance of advancements in glove technology, welding gloves have not evolved enormously, with many workers still using what looks like their grandfather’s welding gloves and calling them “classic welding gloves”. In this day and age, there’s no such thing as a classic glove because of the ever-evolving world of technology. […]

The Importance of Grip When Choosing Safety Gloves

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Grip plays a vital role in hand safety. Lack of good grip can cause an occupational hazard. If workers are using a glove that isn’t providing them with the required grip, companies are at risk as workers are likely to remove their gloves and expose their hands. 70% of workers who experienced hand injuries were […]

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Granberg® Impact Gloves

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How long should you wait before replacing your work gloves? This is a question the Knight safety Gear glove specialists get asked a lot! Are your gloves lasting as long as they should be? Are they the correct gloves to be using for your application? Are you missing out on new innovations and features like […]

How To Hygienically Remove Single-Use Gloves

The donning and doffing of disposable gloves requires some care. The biggest danger is stretching the material too much. Knowing how to remove single-use gloves in the correct way is an essential part of keeping your hands safe. Expert’s Tip: When practicing removing disposable gloves, make sure they are not contaminated. That way, if it […]

Glove Materials and Definitions Part 2

synthetic glove materials such as nitrile and neoprene

SYNTHETIC GLOVE MATERIALS NITRILE Nitrile is synthetic acrylonitrile and butadiene polymer. Nitrile gloves were developed as a solution for the growing group of people who are developing allergies to latex gloves. Nitrile has more advantages, as it is made of synthetic rubber that is not an allergen. Another important feature of nitrile gloves is their […]

Glove Materials and Definitions Part 1

natural glove materials such as bamboo and leather

NATURAL GLOVE MATERIALS BAMBOO Bamboo is natural fiber made from a herbaceous plant, it’s very soft, velvety and slightly glossy. Bamboo fiber has anti-microbial and antifungal properties that are retained even after numerous washings. Those anti-microbial properties reduce or remove the unpleasant odours that can develop when wearing other gloves. Bamboo is an ecologically sound […]

Understanding EN ISO 374:2016 Chemical Protection

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PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST DANGEROUS CHEMICALS AND MICROORGANISMS The new suite of EN 374 standards contains updated requirements and tests for gloves intended to protect users against chemicals and/ or microorganisms. We refer to this updated group of standards as EN ISO 374:2016. It provides customers with more information on some aspects of the protective qualities […]