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Six Factors to Look for When Choosing an Anti-impact Glove

by Peter McClure Corporate Clothing, Workwear PPE Equipment Supplie

Certain workplaces like manufacturing factories and petrochemical industries pose distinct threats to hands. To prevent accidents due to continuous vibration and impact, it is important to wear anti-impact gloves while working. By wearing these gloves, you can protect your hands and fingers from getting injured. Plus, it also provides better comfort while performing an operation using handheld power tools, such as hammer drills or jackhammers.

In this write-up, we have jotted down a few factors to consider while choosing your first impact gloves:

1. Comfort

If your gloves are not comfortable, then you might not wear it for the most part of the day. To prevent hand injuries, it is important to wear gloves while performing most operations. Your gloves should not be stiff and bulky. Plus, make sure that the glove is flexible on both sides of the hand. To choose the right impact gloves, you should try performing a few operations by wearing the gloves.

2. Durability

Your anti-impact gloves should be durable enough to last longer. Plus, it should retain its shape and form after an impact force. Ideally, the gloves should be made from genius leather and faux leather that provide enough protection. Also, gloves made from PVC, Nitrile, Latex, and Neoprene are extremely strong and tear-resistant, thereby providing unparalleled protection against puncture and abrasion.

3. Thermal and chemical resistance

Extreme temperatures and abrasive chemicals can cause burns, wounds, and severe injuries. To prevent them, you need to wear thermal and chemical resistant gloves. To ensure that your impact gloves will protect you from thermal injuries, you should check that the gloves meet ANSI/ISEA standard. When it comes to choosing a chemical resistant gloves, make sure that they have been tested for permeation/breakthrough time.

4. Laceration protection

The workplace may pose dangers of abrasions, punctures, and cuts. To protect your hands from being injured while working, you should buy cut-resistant gloves. Knit gloves with coating, traditional fabric gloves with thin strands of stronger materials are able to make strong lightweight gloves. Here you also need to consider the fact that the heavier the weight, the stronger the glove will be against cuts.

5. Dexterity

The anti-impact gloves should not hinder their performance. Heavier glove materials are often uncomfortable while working and may hinder one’s dexterity. This means you should look for light, movable gloves that provide you with the level of safety you need. Polyurethane is a stretchy and soft material that is considered appropriate for working with heavy objects.

6. Grip

Working with wet, oily, and moist substances might be difficult. Depending on the job, you need to assure that the gloves provide a good grip. Gloves made from Nitrile are better than those made from rubber. Avoid the gloves that may get sticky when exposed to heat.

Conclusion- When working in hazardous workplaces, it is important to buy anti-impact protective gloves. When choosing the pair of gloves, you should look for comfort, durability, and thermal resistance. Also, make sure you take the glove design and protective features into account.


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