Safety at Hand

How come that proper hand protection is still underestimated?

A workplace can create many hazards for your hands, whether from chemicals, cuts or burns. So no wonder that hand injuries remain the second most common work-related injury.

“Your tools are just as good as your glove” the saying goes, so it’s of vital importance to select a glove that provides specialized protection. Gloves should keep you dry and warm in all conditions, be tough enough to outlast mechanical and chemical wear-and-tear while allowing enough hand and finger flexibility to get the job done.

Luckily, prevention of work-related hand injuries is high on the agenda in many industries. Assessing the risk for each task before choosing the best glove from different materials and resistance classes is widely common.

The use of the proper work gloves decreases the potential for accidents and injuries:
• cut- and abrasion-resistant gloves are a necessary basic when working with rough or sharp materials
• cold protection gloves are widely used in the food processing and cold storage industry
• heat resistant gloves are crucial for welding, furnace or foundry work
• gloves with varying chemical permeation rates are essential during exposure to oils, solvents and other chemicals

But once procured and in use, the most gloves await a miserable life. After being worn for long shifts and having subdued the harshest conditions, wet gloves are merely slid off and left lying in the corner waiting for the next time of use. During this period, the sweat remains inside the gloves and, even worse when put into jacket or trouser pockets, the gloves are left for mould, bacteria and fungi to grow on as well as in them. Damp gloves not only facilitate skin diseases, but also cause abrasions on knuckles and wrists. So one desperately tries to dry the wet gloves, most commonly on hot radiators. However, not only humidity is a big enemy to many materials but also heat is, e.g. leather becomes rigid when dried too hot, and glued more-layer-materials tend to come loose.

At this stage time has come to look for a professional dryer for work gloves. The dryer must be robust and hygienic, so stainless steel is a necessity; the drying must be fast and efficient, which is best achieved by warm air circulating until the very ends of the finger tips; and the material properties of the costly protection gloves must be preserved at all times by a gentle enough drying method. This is why Pronomar is the specialized partner when it comes to fast but careful drying of various types of PPE in general.

Pronomar glove dryer

Henceforth, the employees’ work gloves can be located conveniently in one place awaiting their further use. The choice among various shapes and sizes of Pronomar’s professional glove dryers help to easily create a safe and organized workplace. Please click here for more information about our glove dryers or get in contact with us via this link.

May 25, 2018 | Category: All, Drying Systems |

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