The work gloves in the online catalog represent the best lines of garments suitable for the most diverse needs of workers; light, sturdy, flexible, protective, the gloves we present have specific finishes for each sector of use, suitable to meet the needs of very different workers.
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Written on 19/01/22 by Erika C.
Work gloves for accident prevention
The hands are the part of our body that makes us more productive, so in this case, it is essential to spend a few euros to have maximum protection; most injuries are in fact injuries to the hands, and according to the statistics, the numbers are skyrocketing in the industrial and artisan sectors. Among the results of OSHA research, it emerged that 30% of injuries are due to inadequate, damaged or not worn properly and according to experts, work gloves should protect from mechanical, chemical, high temperatures, electrostatic charges, ionizing radiation, vibrations, as well as bacteriological contaminations.
Thermal work gloves
Those who work outdoors or those who work in predominantly cold environments such as cold rooms, know what "having cold hands" means. The feeling is more than unpleasant and makes it difficult to move your fingers because of weakening due to exposure to low temperatures. Fissures are one of the many consequences to low temperature, this cause burning which sometimes becomes unbearable and the creams don't work miracles right away. Therefore, those who do manual work should pay attention to this aspect if they wish to make the best decision. The most sensible thing is to opt for winter work gloves that can offer a high thermal insulation capacity; but this does not mean that you will wear uncomfortable and thick gloves; new technologies have created thin thermal gloves of equal performance, which allow you to work with total safety and peace of mind.
Waterproof work gloves
Waterproof work gloves protect your hands in case of contact with water, detergents, diluted chemicals, or grease. There are different types of protection to choose from according to your needs:
- Light protection level: suitable in case of contact with external agents as harmless as water or not aggressive cleaning products.
- Standard protection level: for an intermediate level of security because it protects against aggressive risks such as fatty foods and aggressive detergents.
- High protection level: these gloves are typically thicker. These gloves will protect you against particularly risks such as handling heavy, rough or slippery objects or in case of contact with highly concentrated detergents.
Latex gloves ensure a high level of elasticity, sensitivity, and impermeability. Besides having a lower cost than other types of gloves, they are also biodegradable! Thanks to its waterproof properties, latex is the best for those who work in contact with biological material. If you are looking for something more sophisticated, natural latex (from the rubber tree) boasts even higher resistance to perforation and tear. Dentists and doctors use these rubber latex gloves for their high level of elasticity even at low temperatures. In fact, to date, there is no more elastic material than latex. This type of gloves is also prevalent in the beauty industry and during the actual preparation of pharmaceuticals because they react more effectively to contact with detergents, diluted detergents and with aqueous solutions.
Nitrile gloves are the ultimate for those seeking elasticity and at the same time mechanical and chemical resistance. Particularly resistant to perforation, this type of gloves is, in any case, able to offer excellent sensitivity and is the ideal solution for those in search of excellent elasticity but is allergic to natural latex and therefore cannot use the gloves made with this material. The disposable version of these gloves is also super recommended in the food sector; in fact, they are used more and more often for the handling of food products.
How many times have you tried to take care of your garden or plants without gloves and have you said at least once "ouch that hurts"? That is the reason why you should wear gardening gloves.
Usually, garden gloves are associated with gloves only in case of thorns or nettles. But there are more risks like bees, wasps, poisonous insects, etc. that are present in grass, flowers, and plants that could seriously jeopardize your safety. Wearing gloves will help you to avoid cuts and limit your contact with allergens. Choose our quality gloves coated in protective materials such as quality microfiber and velcro; perfect for working on shrubs and thorn trees, our work gloves will ensure grip and protection without risk.
Cut-resistant gloves for chainsaws
Work gloves with anti-cut protection recommended for handling delicate objects during use. If the gloves are of high quality, they guarantee exceptional grip and are ideal when you use power tools with sharp or particularly dangerous blades, such as chainsaws. You can also use them when working with paper or card box due to the use of box cutters. They are also suitable for finishing operations in the plastic industry!
The welding risk factors are almost endless, but if we were to classify them, we would divide them into two macro-categories: Chemical and physical risks. Welder's gloves can be of two types: with a thick lining for more critical situations with high temperatures and thinner ones, recommended for low-risk factors. Chemical factors include toxic inhalations, including fumes and gases, while physical factors are related to radiation, noise, electricity, etc.
In addition to this, there are other factors directly related to the work environment conditions, such as the fall of objects that can lead to crushing of fingers or limbs. Make sure these dangers do not concern you and choose our heat-resistant split leather gloves! Welding has never been safer than this.
Each mechanic has their preferences when it comes to working gloves. There is no type with specific protection for this profession. But we can provide you with useful information to choose a pair that can protect you from the most common risks in this sector. There are those who prefer those with a particularly soft cuff for more fluid movements. There are those who prefer those with nitrile and others who still cannot do without gloves with integrated LED light! The latter is an excellent solution for those who mainly deal with repairs, because working under a car in search of a fault may involve poor lighting conditions. While in the case of assembly, the cut resistant gloves are more than a valid solution.!
Electrician gloves, also called dielectric gloves and are very important in this job because they protect against electric shocks, which if high, could be deadly. Because this is a sensitive sector, work gloves are divided into three macro-categories:
- gloves for remote-tensioning operations
- gloves for operations with contact voltage
- gloves for operations with potential voltage
Each type of glove will have more or less protection depending on the type of contact with the voltage. In reality, there is a further subdivision with a thousand different nuances, which we consider essential to report for your safety:
- type 00: extremely light gloves that can withstand a maximum use voltage of 500 v
- type 0: to protect the work from a maximum use voltage of 1000 V
- type 1: medium thickness gloves for a maximum use voltage of 7500 V
- type 2: capable of withstanding a max use voltage of 1700 V
- type 3: for a maximum voltage of 26500 V
- type 4: more resistant gloves on the scale for a maximum use voltage of 3600 V
Construction work gloves
In the construction sector, three factors are critical: high technology, innovation, and comfort. In this case, the gloves should be equipped with special protections to allow a secure grip on concrete and bricks. It is also advisable that they are made of breathable elastic materials to prevent sweat from becoming the cause of sudden slips. For greater comfort, it is preferable to choose gloves almost totally without seams to be able to work without constrictions but with the necessary protection.
Information to avoid unfortunate injuries
Any worker undoubtedly knows the importance of hands, with which we can achieve the highest level of productivity. Protecting them is essential, as well as mandatory for certain professions. However, work gloves are often considered unnecessary accessories. Since we have always considered your safety to be a primary value, we would like to inform you about the risks and accidents you will be able to avoid with safety gloves.
Vibration injuries: Many workers have to deal with vibrating machines and tools. Vibrations may seem harmless, but in reality, in the long run, continuous vibrations cause injuries that develop slowly and gradually, but most of the time, incurable. Also, pain in the neck, shoulders and elbows are often associated with a natural consequence of a hectic work rhythm, when in fact they can be avoided with simple anti-vibration gloves.
Allergic reactions: Hypersensitivity is a risk to be avoided for those who work with chemicals. Allergic reactions occur due to contact with irritating substances, but in the case of acid, the consequences are much worse... Fortunately, by wearing the right gloves, these accidents can be prevented!
Frostbite symptoms: Anti-freezing gloves are indispensable for the health of the hands, which can begin to show the first symptoms of frostbite at 10 degrees Celsius; which can be aggravated by humidity and wind. Anti-freezing gloves are a must for those who work outside all year round, including the coldest months.
Crushing risks: This type of risk is due to so-called mechanical overload. A crushing injury can easily occur, especially for those who work continuously with machines with sometimes mobile components.
Cuts: The risks of cutting should not be underestimated when handling tools with sharp edges. The most serious risks are linked to injuries to veins and tendons, and the consequences of such a deep cut, unfortunately, last for a long time.
Regulations and basic requirements for work gloves
Fortunately, there are many different types of work gloves today, and there are just as many regulations around them. In this regard, the fact that you often get confused is not a shame ... For this reason, we will list the basic regulations and requirements for work gloves, so that you can have at least one fundamental principle from which to start for further investigation.
The famous EN 420 standard, which symbol is shown below (...) outlines the essential characteristics of all protective gloves:
- identification of the manufacturer and marking of the product
- safety regarding the respect of the internal pH
- respect of the agreed sizes
- ability concerning freedom of movement
- general composition
- packaging, storage and washing
- information as complete as possible on the package leaflet
In addition to the main standard EN 420, there are many others and the most direct way to check that your gloves comply with them is to look at the palm of the glove itself, on which the standard will be written. The main regulations are as follows:
EN 388, which specifies the resistance of the gloves to abrasions, cuts through shredding, tearing and perforation.
EN 407, which defines the specific criteria for gloves intended to protect against heat and fire, while the "EN 659 standard is addressed to protective equipment for firefighters
EN 381-7, which aims to protect against the risks associated with the use of chainsaws
EN 421, designed to combat radioactive contamination such as radiation and ionizing (common in "cardiology, oncology, research and nuclear industry).
EN 511, formulated to combat risks from cold. In particular, gloves that comply with this standard can withstand up to -50° and are waterproof.
EN 374, formulated against chemical risks in general. Gloves that comply with this standard resist not only the penetration of any chemical substance but also its permeation, i.e. its diffusion on a molecular scale through the glove material. Therefore, in this case, the thicker the glove, the better it will resist permeation.identification of the manufacturer and marking of the product