Personal protective equipment standards assist employers and employees when selecting the best protective equipment for specific tasks. However, criteria for selecting the right PPE gear go beyond cut standards and risk assessments. Workers want comfortable, lightweight clothing that meets the highest safety standards. “Comfort” includes factors such as flexibility, breathability,
Even with increased attention given to safety standards and best practices in the workplace, hand-related accidents still lead statistical categories for workplace accidents year after year. Many of these accidents occur because workers may not select the best work glove for a particular task. ANSI and ISEA Efforts
Winter conditions present many many hazards for anyone working outdoors. Lower temperatures, higher wind chill, and contact with cold or freezing water make it harder for our bodies to maintain a normal temperature — which makes it harder to get the job done. Cold stress (hypothermia, or frostbite) occurs when
What does the “Confidence in Textiles” label — seen on clothing, linens, and gloves — mean? It means those products are manufactured by companies that have achieved Standard 100 certification by Oeko-Tex — companies who place a high priority on the health of their customers. Introduced during 1992 by
Most people don't think twice about wearing a helmet, but when it comes to protecting other body parts, many neglect to take the proper precautionary measures. As a worker, you may understand the importance of gloves when you’re job requires constant use of your hands, but what about your arms?