Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, recently received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for it’s proprietary INTERCEPT™ Technology. INTERCEPT Technology® features an innovative new knitting technology that blends engineered, synthetic and natural fibers into high performance yarns for a variety of cut resistance solutions. This innovative product platform addresses one of the most fundamental areas of hand protection for global…Continue
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If you're involved with managing safety and worker protection, you know personal protection equipment is one area that can't be sacrificed. Specifically, when it comes to hand protection and cut resistance, standard test methods are needed to guarantee workers are receiving the best protection possible.
Whether you're located in the U.S. or across the globe, industries usually rely on one of two predominate level cut resistance classification…Continue
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In industries where workers handle sharp materials, the risk of a cut injury is ever present. Working with cut risks require a high level of confidence in protective gear — from task to task, shift to shift and glove to glove, amid unpredictable tasks and challenges. Safety is imperative to both get the job done and have peace of mind.
Understanding the needs of global safety managers and industrial workers, is critical to keeping hands safe…Continue
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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.
Join the free event by registering here:…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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There's no reason for noncompliance when it comes to gloves. In this ISHN article, reasons workers tend to give for removing their gloves are discussed — as well as innovations which have stopped these excuses in their tracks.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…
Added by Safety Community on October 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…
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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…Continue
Added by Safety Community on October 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Safety Community on October 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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