Atlas safety provides hand protection options to meet many needs. Atlas knows that hand protection is a critical concern in many work environments. Hand injuries can be severe and sometimes debilitating. Using the appropriate gloves for hand protection saves workers and employers from lost workdays, and help to improve productivity.
Types of safety Glove
Depending on the activity, type of work, conditions, and materials handled, there are many options for hand protection that are possible.
Disposable gloves are typically made out of latex, nitrile, vinyl, polyethylene, chloroprene, and tri-polymer blends of rubber latex, neoprene, and nitrile. These are used to protect both the wearer and the product. Fingertip sensitivity requirements often make disposable gloves a good option. There are specific styles designed for food processing, cleanrooms, medical, and laboratory applications.
Leather gloves are primarily to protect against abrasion. The type of leather, cuff design, lining, and thumb styles ensure a good fit for a variety of applications. This type of hand protection is most suited for material handling, construction, machinery maintenance, and heavy equipment operation.
Chemical Protective Glove
Different chemicals call for different chemical protective glove coatings. For that reason, there are a variety of chemical-resistant gloves that use materials like nitrile, latex, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and neoprene. Call our hand protection experts to discuss the type of chemical protective gloves for your work environment.
Impact Work Gloves
Impact work gloves or impact-resistant gloves, are designed with padding along the back of the fingers, hand and wrist. This is meant to prevent crushing, bumps, knocks, and a variety of pinch point injuries. Impact work gloves absorb and dissipate the force of potential impacts to reduce or eliminate severe injury and pain that an exposed hand would not be able to tolerate.
Cut resistant gloves
Cut resistant gloves, or cut protectant gloves are not cut proof. Accidents will still happen, and a cut resistant glove can mean the difference between a scratch or a few stitches and something much worse. Cut resistant gloves are made with a range of ANSI ratings from Level A1 to level A9. You need to consider the hand protection risks, comfort, and dexterity requirements to perform the required work.
Welding Hand Protection
Welding hand protection must keep the welder’s hands free from irritation and burn injuries. Welding gloves typically are made from durable materials, such as elk, cowhide and capeskin.