Did you know that we offer hundreds of different work gloves suited for a variety of different tasks? Ranging from high impact, flame & chemical protection, to cut resistance, these gloves offer specialized solutions to keep you safe on the job. Having solid education in place and ensuring that gloves not only fit appropriately but are the correct gloves for the job will ensure a safe and more efficient workplace. Learn more about what Source Atlantic can do for your business!
The Importance of Work Gloves and Hand Safety
While gloves may seem like an obvious solution for hand protection, many workplaces & employees neglect their importance. It's common to spot gloves being placed off to the side while tasks are being completed, even though hand injuries are a leading cause of disruptions. Having solid education in place and ensuring that gloves not only fit appropriately but are the correct gloves for the job will ensure a safe and more efficient workplace. Learn more about what Source Atlantic can do for your business!
PPE Comfort and Fit
It's crucial to prioritize well-fitting, comfortable gloves. When gloves are uncomfortable employees often ignore using them, which can lead to hand injuries from inadequate protection. Make sure gloves are worn consistently by having open conversations with your employees. Try supplying various samples and sizes to get input on the feel and range of motion. Ensuring your gloves have adequate fit and dexterity will promote usage and a safer workplace.
Right Gloves for the Job
When selecting work gloves, remember that each application is unique. There's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to hand protection. Start by examining your workplace’s potential hazards including impacts, cuts, burns, or handling of corrosive chemicals. It's vital to choose the right glove for each task. If you're unsure about which materials you need, or ANSI/ISEA cut resistance and impact certification, chat with your Source Atlantic account manager to arrange a glove audit.
Training and Education for Hand Safety
Appropriate training is crucial for hand safety. Educate your workers on how to effectively use proper gloves for relevant tasks at the worksite and emphasize their importance as essential PPE. When workers understand the intended purpose and proper use of gloves, they are more likely to use them. Prioritizing training will improve company knowledge of hand safety practices and reduce workplace injuries.