Fall Protection Cited as #1 Workplace Hazard in 2016

According to new research released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fall protection takes the top spot as the most frequently cited workplace safety and health violation in 2016. The data was compiled from nearly 32,000 workplace inspections, and indicates several startling trends when it comes to on-the-job safety.

The entire list of top 10 workplace hazards for 2016 includes:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical, general requirements

With approximately three million workplace injuries, and more than 4,500 workplace deaths every year, this data is critical in helping organizations across the country hone in on the most predominant safety hazards and identify new ways to make workplaces safer.

One of the most important things companies should take away from the research is the fact that fall protection, along with scaffold and ladder safety, continues to be a major workplace hazard, as it has taken the top spot on the list year after year. Sure, accidents will happen, but with the proper training, safety equipment and adherence to the rules, organizations can make a difference in the number of fall-related injuries and deaths that occur each year. Check out our blog on how to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace for more tips on how to minimize the dangers of this common hazard.

Additionally, industrial and manufacturing companies need to take protective gear more seriously. With all of the technology available, both to make machines safer and to protect appendages from harm, there’s no excuse for lockout/tagout or machine-guarding injuries. To brush up on some of the most critical personal protective equipment, see our comprehensive PPE checklist.

As companies head into the new year, those in charge of safety programs should keep this list of hazards on hand. By keeping the most common dangers top-of-mind, they can adequately prepare their staff with the proper safety training and stock up on the necessary protective equipment. Together, let’s make 2017 a safer year in the workplace!

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Ice Melt Guide for Business Owners

To the average business owner, ice melt is ice melt—you spread it on your sidewalks and parking lots, helping to ensure that the walkways surrounding your business are free of ice (and slip) hazards. What many don’t realize is that there is a wide variety of ice melt types, each with different properties. Some are safe for animals, others are not; some work in super cold temperatures, and others don’t. While there are a number of different ice melt products available, they all work in a similar way—by lowering the freezing point of water and turning snow and ice into saltwater slush.

Here at U.S. Standard Products, we’ve put together a quick ice melt guide to help you select the best ice melt formula for your business needs.

Exploring Ice Melt Materials

Type Temp. Pros Cons
Sodium Chloride (Rock Salt) 20-22o F

 

Most common

Inexpensive

Natural

Fast acting

Not effective in extreme cold

Corrosive—(damages metal, grass, sometimes concrete)

Deadly to animals when ingested

Leaves residue

 

Calcium Chloride -25o F

 

Most effective in extreme cold

Natural

Fast acting

A little goes a long way

Long lasting

More costly

Can damage vegetation

Possible health consequences

Potassium Chloride 12-25o F

 

Natural

Less corrosive

Better for environment

 

Not effective in extreme cold

Leaves residue

Harmful to vegetation at high concentration

More costly

Deadly to animals with kidney disease when ingested

Urea 15o F

 

Very little damage to concrete/asphalt

Better for environment

Safer for animals

Inexpensive

 

Harmful to vegetation at high concentration

Not as effective

Magnesium Chloride -13-5o F

 

Fast acting

Long lasting

Natural

Better for environment

More costly

Can damage vegetation

Deadly to animals with kidney disease when ingested

Moderate concrete damage

Don’t Forget!

As you’re considering ice melt options, don’t forget these important safety and usage tips.

  • Always use in moderation. Using more than the recommended amount does not increase effectiveness—in fact it could cause damage to your concrete/asphalt, as well as any nearby vegetation.
  • Wear gloves. First, it’s probably cold out—dress for the weather! Second, and probably more important, the chemicals contained in most ice melt products can irritate the skin. It’s not worth taking a chance.
  • Keep shoveling. As nice as it would be to put the snow plows, blowers, and shovels back in the garage, you still have to put in the work to remove whatever snow you can in order for the ice melt to be effective.
  • Seal it up. Ice melt absorbs moisture, so when it’s in storage, make sure it’s sealed up properly to maintain effectiveness.
  • Avoid fresh concrete. If you’ve had concrete poured on your property within the last year, keep the ice melt away! Freshly poured concrete needs time to cure, and application of ice melt can set it up for future damage.

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Spreading Kidney Disease Awareness One Grand Round at a Time

U.S. Standard Products is proud to support the National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York. Through our support of the Grand Rounds program, the organization is able to improve awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

What are Grand Rounds?

All healthcare professionals are required to participate in a set amount of professional development in order to retain their licensure. Medical Grand Rounds are professional development events, hosted in hospitals, to help physicians and staff fulfill that requirement and stay informed of the most cutting-edge research, knowledge and industry advancements. The number of attendees ranges from 50-150 medical practitioners.

Bringing Kidney Disease into the Grand Round Conversation

The National Kidney Foundation leads 10-12 Grand Rounds per year across New York and New Jersey. The organization focuses on presenting Grand Rounds in underserved areas and hospitals that serve many patients with diabetes and hypertension, the two leading causes of kidney failure. At each event, the National Kidney Foundation brings in a well-respected thought leader to speak on a kidney health-related topic with an emphasis on nephrology and primary care. The speaker receives an honorarium, which is made possible by U.S. Standard Products’ support of the program.

What’s the Impact of Our Support?

Studies indicate that early intervention is critical in decreasing the complications associated with progressive kidney disease. Grand Rounds focuses on educating healthcare practitioners on the timely identification and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and on the link between cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and CKD. Beyond that, the ultimate goal of the speaking event is to inspire a change in practice and transform the way that care is delivered.

About the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

About U.S. Standard Products

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Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

Falls in the workplace are nothing to mess around with. In 2009, the Bureau of Labor estimated that 212,760 workers were seriously injured by a fall, and even worse, 605 workers were killed. And according to the National Safety Council, 25,000 slip, trip and fall accidents occur daily in the U.S. While workers across all trades face the risk of falling, the most dangerous trades of them all often involve working six or more feet from the ground, such as construction, roofing, tree trimming, utility repair, etc.

Here at U.S. Standard Products, we advocate strongly for fall prevention—both on the same level and to a lower level. We’ve compiled our top six tips for identifying fall risks and preventing fall-related injuries in the workplace.

  1. Be a pro; proactivity is the best protection – Implement regularly scheduled safety walkthroughs to ensure that all hazards are clearly marked, and your premises are kept in safe condition. Educate employees of the dangers and risks, and properly train them on how to properly use safety equipment. Not only will proactive risk mitigation activities help keep your employees safe, but they will also help you secure the best insurance at the best price.
  2. Don’t cry over spilled milk, just clean it up ASAP! – Spills, leaks, drips… they’re all dangerous the minute they hit the floor. Be sure that you have cleanup supplies readily available, including “wet floor” signs. Also consider applying a slip-resistant treatment to floors that are prone to getting wet.
  3. Say yes to yellow – Yellow is the color of choice for marking hazards that could result in accidents from slipping, falling or striking against something, according to OSHA Standards. Be sure all steps, corners, trip hazards are marked clearly in yellow to minimize risk. Learn more about color coding in the workplace.
  4. Light it up – Proper lighting is key for maximizing visibility and minimizing slips, trips and falls. All walkways, staircases, etc. should be well lit at all working hours. If working in a heavy industrial environment, consider investing in specialized rough service lighting fixtures to extend the longevity of the lamps.
  5. Ice, ice, maybe? – Snow and ice melt: your ultimate weapon against winter slipping. Stock up on more snow and ice melt than you think you’ll need before the first freeze so that you’re prepared when you need it.
  6. Boots and ladders – Workers who are exposed to vertical drops of six or more feet from the ground are at risk of injury or death in the event of a fall. It’s imperative, and required by OSHA, to provide these workers with proper fall protection equipment—whether that is the appropriate ladder or scaffold for the job, non-slip shoes, or personal fall arrest systems (PFAS).

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Stay Safe with this Checklist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

To reduce workplace accidents and shield workers from potential hazards, it’s important to have a thorough plan for equipping workers with personal protective equipment (PPE).

Without protective equipment plan, employees are at risk of injury and employers could be subject to fines or penalties. OSHA stipulates that employers must pay for personal protective equipment for employees with the exception of prescription safety glasses, safety-toe protective footwear and other equipment or clothing that is personal or worn outside of the job.

To help determine which protective gear is necessary for the job, we’ve prepared a checklist of commonly required personal protective equipment below.

Eye Protection

When thinking about eye protection, it’s important to consider any occupational risk to the eyes or face. Common hazards include dust, liquid or chemical splashes, abrasive particles, sparks or molten metals, and it’s also important to consider comfort and the visibility requirements of the job.

In any situation that involves the hazards above, workers should, at a minimum, have a trustworthy pair of safety glasses, while some jobs may require full face shields or welding helmets. In many instances, certain types and colors of safety glasses can help improve visibility and job performance, so it’s important to consider that as well.

Head & Face Protection

In addition to the eyes, head and face protection is one of the most important areas to consider to prevent significant injuries at the workplace. Generally, a safety helmet is essential in environments where a worker could be struck on the head by a falling or fixed object, if a worker could potentially fall or if they could come into contact with an electrical hazard.

Hearing Protection

Each year, roughly 30 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise levels in the workplace. It’s estimated that about 125,000 workers suffer significant or permanent hearing loss each year while on the job. With these statistics in mind, employers are required to provide hearing protection to workers who are exposed to volume levels at or above 85 decibels for at least eight hours per day. However, even if workplace noises don’t reach 85 decibels, it’s still highly advise to provide hearing protection for workers.

Recommended hearing protection can vary by industry, though we previously outlined some of the best options for hearing protection in various work environments.

Hand Protection

In many professions, hand protection is absolutely essential when working with dangerous machinery or equipment or handling harmful substances or materials. However, there really is no one-size-fits-all glove for protecting the hands, so it’s important to identify the material and type of glove that works best for your industry.

Lucky for you, we’ve previously prepared guides on finding the right gloves for the job. You can find them listed below:

Foot Protection

Finding proper foot protection is essential, though between the protection offered, thickness of the material and the type of sole, it’s important to make the right choice based on your industry and work environment. All workers in laboratory, factory, workshop, construction or outdoor work environments should have enclosed footwear.

In workplaces with chemicals or harmful substances, all footwear should be resistant to hazardous substances. In workshops, construction sites or factory settings, boots with steel caps or increased protection are recommended. 

Skin Protection

Employers aren’t typically required to provide most methods of skin protection (long-sleeve shirts, pants, sunscreen, etc.), though it is still a very important area to consider. Especially in outdoor environments, workplaces with exposure to flames or electricity or environments with hazardous substances and chemicals, employees should have adequate skin protection to ensure they aren’t exposed to potential harm.

To protect your employees from common workplace injuries and accidents, consider all of the areas of protection above and verify that the equipment you are providing is adequate. If you’re in need of safety equipment to protect your team, check out the U.S. Standard Products catalog. We offer a wide range of cost-effective, protective safety gear to help minimize workplace accidents and injuries.

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OSHA Violation Penalties to Increase Significantly in August 2016

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that maximum penalties for workplace violations will increase by 78% this August.

The increase is a byproduct of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 passed by congress last November, which required federal agencies to adjust civil penalties to account for inflation. Because OSHA’s maximum penalties were last changed in 1990, the legislation required OSHA to adjust for inflation changes over the last 26 years.

The new maximum civil penalties will go into effect after August 1, and any citations issued by OSHA after the 1st will be subject to the increased penalties if the violations occurred after November 2, 2015. Moving forward, OSHA will adjust maximum penalties for inflation each year in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

The new maximum penalties and the corresponding violations are listed below:

Serious Violations:

A violation is considered “serious” when the workplace hazard could cause an accident or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, unless the employer did not know or could not have known of the violation.

Previous Maximum Penalty: $7,000 per violation

New Maximum Penalty: $12,471 per violation

Other-Than-Serious Violations:

An “Other-Than-Serious” violation has a direct relationship to job safety and health, but is not deemed serious in nature.

Previous Maximum Penalty: $7,000 per violation

New Maximum Penalty: $12,471 per violation

Posting Requirements Violations: 

When OSHA issues a notice, it must be posted at or near the location where each violation occurred to make employees aware of potential hazards. The notice must remain posted for 3 business days or until the hazardous issue is resolved, whichever is longer.

Previous Maximum Penalty: $7,000 per violation

New Maximum Penalty: $12,471 per violation

Failure to Abate Violations:

OSHA often conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations have been corrected and required conditions have been met. Any hazards that have not been abated by the abatement date specified on an OSHA notice will be deemed as a “Failure to Abate” violation.

Previous Maximum Penalty: $7,000 per day beyond the abatement date

New Maximum Penalty: $12,471 per day beyond the abatement date

Willful or Repeated Violations:

Willful violations are defined as violations in which an employer either knowling failed to comply with a legal requirement or acted with indifference to employee safety.

Repeated violations are given if the agency has been cited previously for the same or a similar condition. For Serious or Other-Than-Serious violations, this includes any previous OSHA notice issued within the past five years.

Previous Maximum Penalty: $70,000 per violation

New Maximum Penalty: $124,709 per violation

OSHA Violation Penalties

You can find more information about OSHA’s penalty adjustments here. With the 78% increase in maximum penalties only a few weeks away, creating a safety culture within your workplace is more important than ever, and it’s also crucial to recognize the leading causes of workplace injuries in the U.S.

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The Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries

Did you know that disabling workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $60 billion annually in direct costs?

There are many potential sources for workplace injuries, but we’re breaking down the top 10 most common causes of disabling workplace injuries according to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. The index details some of the most prevalent causes for injuries in workplaces across the U.S. and is based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Academy of Social Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

In total, the cost of disabling work injuries in the U.S. totaled to $61.88 billion, while the top 10 most common injuries accounted for $51.06 billion of those costs. To help reduce workplace injuries and associated costs, it’s incredibly important to create a safety culture in the workplace and to be aware of major causes of workplace injuries.

The Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries

For a look at the 10 most common causes of injuries, check out our list below.

1 – Overexertion

The leading cause of disabling injuries, overexertion accounts for nearly 25% of all workplace injuries and costs businesses more than $15 billion annually in direct costs. The definition of overexertion is somewhat broad, though injuries are typically related to lifting, pulling, pushing, holding, carrying or throwing.

2 & 3 – Falls

top-causes-of-workplace-injuries

Falls accounted for both the second and third leading causes of workplace injuries, with “Falls On Same Level” taking the number two spot while “Falls To Lower Level” came in third. Falls accounted for a total of more than 25% of all disabling workplace injuries, and cost businesses more than $15 billion annually.

Especially within the construction and roofing industries, falls are always a major cause of concern, and fall safety should be a major point of emphasis for all labor-intensive industries. Additionally, falls on ice and snow are quite common as well, so companies located in colder states should have a plan to reduce winter-related slips and falls.

4 – Struck By Object or Equipment

Workers struck by objects or equipment account for more than $5 billion annually in costs and total to 8.6% of disabling workplace injuries. Workplaces with large machinery or heavy equipment should be cautious as injuries involving objects or equipment are a large source of serious injuries and compensation claims.

5 – Other Exertions or Bodily Reactions

While overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injuries, other exertions and bodily reactions account for 6.7% of disabling injuries and cost more than $4 billion annually. Other exertions include bending, crawling, reaching, stepping, kneeling, twisting and other movements that can cause injury.

The Remaining Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries

The remaining injury causes account for 17.7 percent of disabling injuries in the U.S., and total to $10.95 billion in compensation costs. The remaining causes of workplace injuries include:

6 – Roadway Incidents Involving Motorized Land Vehicle

7 – Slip or Trip Without Fall

8 – Caught In/Compressed By Equipment or Objects

9 – Struck Against Object or Equipment

10 – Repetitive Motions Involving Micro-Tasks 

Preventing Workplace Injuries

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Now that you’re familiar with the top 10 causes of workplace injuries, it’s important to set up a safety plan to help reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries. Between proper equipment, comprehensive safety training, accident plans and more, making safety a point of emphasis can dramatically cut down compensation costs and will make your company a better, safer place of employment.

If you’re in need of safety equipment to protect your team from the common causes of workplace injuries listed above, check out the U.S. Standard Products catalog. We offer a wide range of cost-effective, protective safety gear to help minimize workplace accidents and injuries.

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Why You Should Establish a Safety Culture in the Workplace

Every heavy industrial or construction company you come across will likely say that worker safety is one of the most important pillars of their organization.

Minimizing incidents is a top priority, not only to keep employees healthy and safe, but also to reduce the costs associated with on-the-job injuries. But how many organizations really practice what they preach? Incorporating a safety curriculum into new hire training programs alone is not going to facilitate a safe working environment. To truly maximize safety on-the-job, every organization must establish a strong safety culture in the workplace.

Safety-Culture-in-the-WorkplaceWhat is a Safety Culture?

A safety culture is a company-wide mindset that revolves around putting safety first, always. It’s not a set of rules, or a work environment that is completely void of risk, rather it is an atmosphere that promotes and enforces safety best practices.

In workplaces with safety cultures, employees are encouraged to go above and beyond to identify unsafe working conditions and behaviors, and work to correct them. In general, safety cultures promote greater safety awareness and enforcement, which results in significantly fewer incident rates.

Safety-Culture-in-the-WorkplaceBenefits of a Safety Culture in the Workplace

According to OSHA, establishing a strong safety culture can have the single greatest impact on the reduction of incidents. Specifically, a safety culture in the workplace can:

  • Minimize risky employee behaviors
  • Decrease absenteeism and turnover
  • Improve worker productivity
  • Improve the health and well-being of employees
  • Decrease workers comp payouts
  • Save lives!

Implementing Change

Changing a company’s culture is not an easy feat, and it takes a long time. Just like any other major corporate change, implementing a safety culture should start at the top—without buy-in and enthusiastic participation from leadership, any initiatives for change will fall flat. With the executive team on board, the next step is to clearly establish key policies, goals, and a system for accountability—and then clearly communicate any changes to the entire team.

Once implementation, training and enforcement are under way, it’s critical for you continually measure performance, communicate results and celebrate positive outcomes as a team. It’s a complex process, but one that will undoubtedly change the culture of your business for the better.

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Stay Safe While Working Outdoors This Summer

Summer is peak season for construction and other outdoor work, and while the warm weather and sunshine is nice, it’s important to consider safety when working outdoors in extreme heat.

Hot temperatures may not seem particularly threatening, but heat stress injuries and heat strokes can be quite dangerous for outdoor workers. To stay safe while working outdoors this summer, keep these tips in mind:

Be Seen

Whether you’re laying the foundation for a new home or repaving a high-traffic road, every day you’re putting yourself in close proximity to potential harm. To stay safe on the job, it’s critical for you to be seen.

There are many garments and accessories available that can keep you cool, dry, and most importantly, visible while working outdoors. From vests, to gloves, to rainwear and more, U.S. Standard Products offers a wide range of brightly colored, reflective products that ensure maximum visibility.

Wear the Proper Protection

Wearing the right protective gear should be a no-brainer year-round, but it’s particularly important when working in an uncontrolled environment—like the outdoors. Road construction workers, for example, are perpetually at risk of being hit by a passing car.

Having the proper protection for the job, whether that be ear plugs, safety glasses, work gloves, head protection, etc., is critical for your safety. Browse the U.S. Standard Products catalog for a comprehensive offering of workplace safety products.

Don’t Forget To Stay Hydrated

It’s pretty simple: when you’re sweating more due to the warm weather, you need to replenish the fluids lost or you’ll risk becoming dehydrated. Steer clear of drinking a lot of soda and coffee, which can actually lead to dehydration—instead opt for water that’s kept between 50°F and 60°F.

In hot weather, you should be drinking water as often as every 15 minutes. See OSHA’s recommendations for preventing heat illness in extreme temperatures for more information on staying hydrated while working outdoors.

Slather on the SPF

Just a few years ago, going out on a job without wearing sunscreen was the norm. But, with all of the research emerging about the links between the sun’s rays and skin cancer, it’s been found that going SPF-free really is not worth the risk. To keep your skin safe, get in the routine of applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every morning before walking out the door.

Keep a tube in your workbag and re-apply every few hours to ensure maximum protection. If you’re not required to wear a hard hat on the job, consider wearing a ball cap to protect your head and help to shield your face and eyes from the sun.

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The general guidelines above should help your team to stay safe while working outdoors this summer. For equipment to help your team work safely and comfortably in the summer heat, check out the U.S. Standard Products catalog for high-quality, cost-effective apparel and gear.

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Understanding the Materials Used in Cut-Resistant Gloves

It’s no secret that protective gloves are necessary when working with sharp tools or machinery, but do you know which material is best suited for the equipment you work with?

Cut-resistant gloves are purposely made with different synthetic materials to provide the optimum level of protection for the job. There are four common types of materials used in cut-resistant glove designs and it’s important to know the nature of each in order to choose the best glove for you.

We’ve explored the science behind these materials, outlined all the features and recommended a pair of gloves in each category to help you get informed and select the right pair of gloves for the task at hand.

DuPontTM Kevlar®

DuPont Kevlar is an aramid fiber that is impressively lightweight, durable and strong. Kevlar fiber has a high tensile strength-to-weight ratio—the material is five times stronger than steel (and was originally used as a replacement for steel in racing tires), yet is light and pliable enough to apply to wearable goods.

Features

Cut-Resistant-Materials

  • Cut resistant
  • Strong (5x stronger than steel on an equal weight basis)
  • Flame resistant (will not melt)
  • Lightweight & comfortable
  • Durable (extended wear times and product life)
  • Food safe (complies with FDA regulations for direct food contact)
  • Launderable (do not use bleach)
  • Available in a wide range of styles

Recommended Gloves

9389PV MEMPHIS TM KS-4 TM KEVLAR® -STEEL

Dyneema®

Dyneema Diamond Technology is an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene that is a progression from the original Dyneema. Much like Kevlar, Dyneema is a lightweight and natural-feeling fiber, but with a much higher tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Dyneema is trademarked as “the world’s strongest fiber” and is light enough to float on water.

Features

Cut-Resistant-Materials

  • Cut resistant
  • Strong (15 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis)
  • Excellent abrasion
  • Cool to the touch
  • Soft & flexible
  • Durable (extended wear times and product life)
  • Breathable (inherently dissipates body heat)
  • Washable (do not use bleach)

Recommended Gloves

9672DT MEMPHIS TM DIAMOND TECH 3

AlycoreTM

Alycore is one of the most effective materials available for resistance to cuts, tears and punctures. Layer-based technology combines multiple layers of metal mesh Alycore to yield higher resistance against the Cut Protection Performance Test (CPPT). Alycore material offers reliable protection and dexterity with a sense of touch due to its high degree of flexibility.

Features

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  • Cut resistant
  • Strong (exceeds ANSI/ISEA and CE cut level 5 test rating)
  • Solid (meets ASTM F2878-10 standard for resistance to hypodermic needle puncture)
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Launderable (machine wash, line dry)
  • Available in palm-only or 360-degree coverage designs

Recommended Gloves

HV100A FORCEFLEXTM Alycore TM

Steelcore II®

Steelcore II combines dual strands of stainless steel, which are wrapped with a soft knit yarn in glove designs. Steelcore material provides a comfortable fit, incredible dexterity and a substantial level of protection.

Features

FeaturesCut-Resistant-Materials

  • Cut resistant
  • Soft & flexible
  • Food safe (complies with FDA regulations for direct food contact)
  • Launderable (machine wash, line dry)
  • Available with reinforced PVC coating
  • Available in reversible patterns and varying lengths

Recommended Gloves

9381 STEELCORE® II – 7-Gauge
Cut-Resistant-MaterialsBy now, you’ve hopefully identified the gloves that are best suited for the equipment you work with. To find the perfect pair of gloves, check out our wide selection of cut-resistant gloves in the U.S. Standard Products Safety Catalog. As always, stay tuned to our blog for more workplace safety tips, and don’t forget to follow us on social media!

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