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Breakthrough Innovation News in PPE

Interested in being one of the first to hear about a new breakthrough technology in personal protection? As a global leader in protection solutions, Ansell invites you to join a live virtual event on Thursday, April 16 at 9 a.m. EST for a major announcement. Ansell will discuss innovative technology solutions that will transform PPE for people and companies worldwide.

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Added by Safety Community on April 10, 2015 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Addressing Oil & Gas Workers’ Top Frustrations

There are many inherent dangers surrounding the operation and maintenance of oil and gas productions sites. In fact, recent information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in activities supporting oil and gas extraction, there were an estimated 8,500 nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2011. While contact with heavy objects and equipment may be blamed for many of the injuries or fatalities within the oil and gas industry, it’s often the difficult, slippery conditions that also…

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Added by Safety Community on April 2, 2015 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Addressing hand protection regulations in the oil and gas industry

The oil and gas industry in the United States is in the midst of a historic boom, with employment up 40 percent since the recession began in 2007 and 60 percent since it officially ended in 2009. An additional 100 American factories, with 1 million associated jobs, are scheduled to come on line by 2017.

However, the vast majority of jobs in the oil and gas industry carry risks far beyond the typical workplace. ISHN magazine addresses the need for hand protection regulations in the oil…

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Added by Safety Community on September 26, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Ansell Expands Touch N Tuff® Product Line with Sensitive Neoprene and Polyisoprene Gloves for Sterile and Clean Environments

A New Feel in Double Donning, Dry and Wet Applications

 

September 19, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces a variety of new products in the Touch N Tuff product line: the Touch N Tuff 73-500 Sterile Sensitive Neoprene Gloves and Touch N Tuff 73-300 Clean Sensitive Neoprene…

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Added by Safety Community on October 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dry Hands are Comfortable and Productive; New Glove Technology Manages Perspiration

Perspiration has become a problem in professions that wear gloves. It can cause workers to lose their grip or expose their hands to chemicals through taking them off. Ansell has developed new technology that features a two layered coating construction to manage perspiration.

To learn more about perspiration, associated problems and Ansell’s solution, read the full…

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Added by Safety Community on October 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

New HyFlex™ 11-200 HI-VIZ™ Sleeve From Ansell Combines Unusual Comfort With High Level Of Protection

Safety sleeve offers cut protection and abrasion resistance with longer wear

 

July 16, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the introduction of the HyFlex 11-200 HI-VIZ sleeve, combining exceptional comfort with ANSI level 3 cut performance and ANSI level 2 abrasion resistance for greater safety. The product’s highly visible fluorescent yellow color also helps keep workers safe in environments with…

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Added by Safety Community on October 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Gloves Improve Friction Force to Ease Muscle Fatigue

New technology allows workers to protect their hands from oily substances they are exposed to at work to prevent dermatitis, allergies and other skin conditions, while also preventing cuts. At the same time, workers can maintain a firm grip while applying less force.

To read more, visit the full article in…

Added by Safety Community on October 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ansell Expands Glove Line Offered in Vending Program

Vending is integrated with Ansell Guardian® to cut costs, improve safety   

 

July 24, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, added 10 popular HyFlex® and PowerFlex® styles to its work glove vending program which is fully integrated with Ansell Guardian, the company’s solutions-based…

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Added by Safety Community on October 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PPE Vending Machines Cut Costs; Increase Access

Vending machines have been making their way into manufacturing plants to reduce and manage inventory costs, provide appropriate supplies to workers in a timely manner, track usage of equipment and ensure the availability of supplies.

Learn how a vending machine can increase a company’s productivity and save money in the full article in ISHN.…

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Added by Safety Community on October 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

HyFlex® 11-518 Gloves Voted Best Cut-Resistant Glove and Given the Asse Safety 2013 Attendee Choice Award

Winning ultralight duty gloves combine cut and abrasion protection with comfort and dexterity

 

August 22, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announced that the ballots are cast and the results tallied with Ansell HyFlex 11-518 gloves declared the winner in the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Electricity Remains a Serious Workplace Hazard

Workers in a variety of fields can be at risk for electrocution and should use proper equipment and necessary steps to prevent electrical shock. Through proper care and usage of rubber insulated gloves, workers can prevent against shock and get hours of comfortable wear out of their gloves.

To read more about the risks and solutions of electrical shocks, visit the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Issues with Bulky Work Gloves

Do work gloves have to be bulky to prevent against cuts? The answer is no.

Some gloves are made with engineered yarn that protect against cuts while offering a breathable feel. Gloves with this material can prevent your employees from working without gloves. However, training and acceptance by employees are also important factors.

To learn more about these lightweight, durable gloves, read the…

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Added by Safety Community on November 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are These Gloves Still Serviceable? The Answer Likely Depends on Application

It is hard to determine the serviceability of gloves and when they should be replaced. One employee may need new gloves every day while his or her coworker can go a full week.  This article in AIHA's The Synergist provides a list of tips and factors…

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Added by Safety Community on November 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Work Gloves Must Do More Than Protect

New technology is helping to provide gloves with the cut protection and flexibility needed to perform everyday tasks for workers in fast-paced manufacturing environments and shrinking the cost of injury in the process. While experienced workers are more hesitant, education can communicate the features and advantages of the new products.

For more information, check out the full…

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Added by Safety Community on November 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Simple Guide to Navigating the Safety Glove Universe

Every worker that uses gloves for day to day tasks have demands for their gloves. In this article in Zero-Excuses, we list the different types of industrial safety gloves and tools to help you choose what type will get the job done efficiently…

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Added by Safety Community on November 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ansell Expands Touch N Tuff® Product Line with Two Latex-Free Gloves for Sterile Environments

Sterile, Single-Use Gloves Maximize Comfort and Performance without Risk of Allergy

April 9, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announces it has added Touch N Tuff 83-500 Sterile Polyisoprene Gloves and Touch N Tuff 93-700 Sterile Nitrile Gloves to its…

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Added by Safety Community on April 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ansell Launches High Visibility Glove with Ansi Level 4 Cut Protection

Ergonomically-designed HyFlex® 11-515 gloves combine comfort and durability

 

May 14, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announces its collaboration with DuPont Protection Technologies to develop HyFlex 11-515 work gloves, the newest addition to Ansell’s industry-leading HyFlex product offering. Combining exceptional comfort and an exclusive, high visibility DuPont™…

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Added by Safety Community on May 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ansell Announces New AlphaTec® Glove Offering for Chemical Applications

New AlphaTec Gloves Feature Patented AquaDri® Moisture Management Technology to Reduce Sweat and Improve Comfort

 

June 25, 2013, Iselin, NJ, - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announced the global launch of two chemical gloves designed to protect hands against exposure to oils, fuels, solvents, bases and…

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Added by Safety Community on June 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Meeting the Needs of Next-Generation Workers

Lara Proctor, Director of Customer Marketing—Industrial for North America at Ansell Protective Products Inc, discusses how the needs of next-generation workers vary by age and also by personal preferences with Occupational Health & Safety.

When we consider the next generation of plant workers, we typically think of younger…

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Added by Safety Community on January 10, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Dexterity Is Prerequisite For Productivity

Want to know if the gloves you supply workers provide them enough dexterity to do their jobs? Take a walk through the plant. Workers with gloves that provide sufficient dexterity are likely wearing them and performing a variety of tasks—they’re productive and compliant. 



Individuals with hand protection that lacks dexterity have probably removed their gloves, preferring to work barehanded. These workers are not only non-compliant, but they expose…

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Added by Safety Community on December 18, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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