Hand and Arm Protection - Knowledge Center

Welcome to our Hand & Arm Protection Knowledge Center. This knowledge center contains everything we've got for potential hazards to hands and arms including burns from chemicals or heat, harmful substance absorption through the skin, electricity, bumps and bruises, abrasions, cuts, punctures, fractures or amputations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can include gloves and arm coverings.

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Safe Lifting: Don't Put Your Back on the Line

Lifting seems straightforward but shouldn't be taken lightly. Learn about proper lifting techniques and important protective equipment.

Better Safety: Hand Protection

Hands are our most precious tools. Learn how to protect them from chemical hazards by using the right gloves for the job.

Trends and Technologies in Making Cut Protective Gloves Truly Comfortable

Wearing cut-proof gloves for an entire shift can be a very unpleasant experience. Thankfully, new technologies have made them far more comfortable.

Gamification and Hand Safety

Engaging the young workforce isn't easy. Gamification might be the answer to getting Millennials to buy into your safety program.

NAIL4PET accreditation and why it matters

NAIL4PET is an acronym for The National Association of Independent Laboratories for Protective Equipment Testing. The abreviation is quite handy because, as you can see,...

Cut resistance levels

Of the more than 1,000,000 hand injuries reported yearly by OSHA, a staggering 69% are due to lacerations and puncture injuries. In 30% of all cases, the injured worker...

What types of gloves protect your hands from hazardous chemicals?

Check a safety data sheet and you might see a tip like “Wear impermeable gloves.” There are a couple of key issues with this type of generic safety recommendation:No...

What kinds of jobs should use disposable safety gloves?

Disposable safety gloves create a protective barrier around your hands to protect against germs, bacteria, and disease. This makes the answer seem obvious,...

When do I need supported gloves?

When working with chemicals and toxins, it’s crucial to protect your hands and skin as much as possible. Think of how easily liquids and gases can spread. Imagine how...

What is the best way to store rubber safety gloves?

Rubber safety gloves are an essential piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers who work with, or in close proximity to, energized lines and equipment...

How much voltage protection is needed for safety gloves used in electrical work?

The first defense against most hazards, safety gloves can protect against everything from cuts to chemical burns. When it comes to electrical work, you can’t be too...

How dangerous is vibration?

Vibration dangers are one of the most overlooked workplace hazards that exist. One of the many reasons for this is vibration injuries cannot be attributed to a single...

How much cut protection do I need?

Every day industrial and trade workers are faced with the risk of injuring their most important tool: their hands. From cuts and slashes to nicks and abrasions, the...