Gloveworks Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile Gloves: Featuring Gloveworks Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves are used in many industries including agriculture, automotive, chemical, manufacturing and more.  Gloveworks Nitrile Gloves in Orange and Black are one of the favorites among industries that require the use of nitrile gloves for many reasons.

Gloveworks Nitrile Gloves Diamond Texture

Gloveworks nitrile gloves are aggressively textured. That texture provides 60% more surface area than a typical nitrile glove.  With over 3000 raised diamonds per glove, the surface area is essentially doubled.  A raised diamond pattern texture is highly effective and is also commonly seen in aluminum, steel plates, rubber floor coverings, stair treads and other areas to provide greater surface area and less slippage.   In the case of gloveworks nitrile gloves this raised diamond pattern also  raised allows more liquid to pass through the channels enabling greater surface contact.

Gloveworks Nitrile Gloves are Thicker

The extra thickness provided by Gloveworks gloves makes them 3x more puncture resistant than simple latex gloves. Nitrile gloves are recommended for us with 67% of chemicals in comparison to latex gloves which are only approved for 28% of chemicals.  The added chemical resistance not only keeps workers hands safer but also means they can work longer before having to change gloves. The beaded cuff of the glove prevents ripping and tearing at the base to also enhance the longevity of the glove.  The gloves have the same fit and feel as 6 mil gloves but with all the added protection of a 10 mil glove.   Better protection and longer lasting gloves help save you money and increase safety at the same time.

Additional Glove Features

Gloveworks will conform to workers’ hands as they get warmed from their body heat to provide better dexterity.  They provide great grip while keeping hands comfortable. They are powder free so there is no powder residue left on your hands.  We carry Gloveworks Nitrile gloves in both black and fluorescent orange. The orange color can be an important part of PPE wear, especially in environments like automotive garages and manufacturing where lighting might not always be as bright.  The hi visibility color makes workers more visible and even helps each worker to be more aware of the placement of their hands as they work.

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves Available in Two Colors:

Gloveworks Orange Nitrile Gloves          Gloveworks Black Nitrile Gloves

Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety

The National Safety Council reports that over 500 deaths and 60,000 injuries occur in parking lots and that number is on the rise. They cited the primary reason as the increase in mobile devices by both pedestrians and drivers.

According to a poll from the National Security Council*, respondents said they would do the following while driving their car through a parking lot:

  • Program GPS  – 63%
  • Send or receive emails  – 50%
  • Use social media – 52%
  • Take photos or watch videos – 49%
  • Use a smartwatch  – 43%
  • Surf the Internet – 43%
  • Video chat – 42%

View the CBS video below to see the full story.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

  • Put your phone away and no earbuds. Both your eyes and your ears should be engaged to watch for traffic and listen for moving cars.
  • Be alert to your surroundings. Pedestrians should keep their eyes up and off any screens and moving to scan their surroundings like they would at a street crossing.  Drivers should be trying to scan the full 360 degrees before backing out of their space.
  • Pedestrians don’t assume that drivers can see you. More often than not the pedestrian sees the car moving before the driver will see the pedestrian walking.
  • Walking in groups is better for both general safety and for helping drivers to see you.
  • Avoid parking next to someone who is parked at an angle when possible.
  • Wear the right shoes in slippery weather to help avoid falling in the parking lot.
  • Pedestrians should not take shortcuts between cars. Drivers are typically not expecting people to appear between cars.
  • During the day it is suggested that you park further away from the building where it is less congested. At night you will want to park closer so you have less distance to walk to your car (especially if you are by yourself) and so you are closer to building lights.

While the responsibility lies with individuals to be alert and take care for both their own lives and the lives of others, there may be some products that will help to keep your parking lot safer.

Car Coming Parking Lot Alert

Be Alert Sign

Create Your Own Sign with Custom Message:

Write On Sign Board

Flex Sign

 

Parking Lot Safety Reference Links:

http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/13340-avoid-parking-lot-hazards

http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/safety/general-safety/parking-lot-safety/

*http://www.nsc.org/Connect/NSCNewsReleases/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=164

Bollards for Pedestrian Safety & Property Safety

Bollard Protection

Pedestrian Protection Bollards

Pedestrian Protection BollardsBollard is not a familiar term for a lot of people. Everyone has seen them but might not have known what they were called.  Of late, bollards have been in the news more as world events have put more focus on pedestrian safety.  Articles in USA Today and the New York times have cited the difference bollards made in saving lives earlier this year in Time Square.  In public areas where cars and pedestrians are in close proximity, steel and concrete bollards are often seen to separate cars from entering areas where pedestrians are.  In the Times Square incident, the bollards had been added just the year before and their presence stopped a car that was headed the wrong way down a way one way street from doing even more damage then it might have.

 

Property Protection Bollards

Bollards are not only used for pedestrian safety but are also commonly used to protect buildings and property.  Occasionally one will hear about a driver who lost control of their car before heading into a storefront or a restaurant.  For building and property protection, steel and concrete bollards are again a common option.  Again, more permanent solutions like concrete and steel bollards are typically seen in these circumstances.

 

Bollards for Temporary Traffic Control

Removable BollardsRemovable bollards are perfect in areas where the safety measures needed may be more temporary. Situations like valet parking, parking lots, schools or loading areas where guidance is needed for traffic for short durations.  Removable bollards may have good grip rubber bases or they may be ‘drop in’ bollards that can be anchored to the ground with a steel base as needed and removed later.  Some removable bollards even have wheels attached to allow them to be moved into place easily.

 

Bollard Covers for Quick Aesthetics & Greater Visibility

Bollard CoversFor bollards that have been in place for  a long time and might be looking a little worn, bollard covers are a great option.  Your steel bollards may still be doing a great job but they may not be looking their best anymore.  Bollard covers can range from fancier, more decorative covers with lights and an architectural look to simpler bollard covers whose main purpose is just to look fresh and increase visibility.  If your bollards are in good structural shape then bollard covers may be the perfect, cost effective solution. You can dramatically improve the appearance of an area without spending a lot of money while continuing to protect pedestrians and property.

 

 

 

 

Safety Wear

The spring and summer seasons are also road construction seasons and keeping workers safe is high priority.  Many people have questions about which safety wear is needed for what jobs and what requirements the safety wear needs to meet.   ANSI/ISEA  is a voluntary industry standard which  specifies the requirements expected for high-visibility safety wear for construction workers, utility workers, landscaping, and fire fighters.

There are many different types of safety wear including safety headware, safety vests, safety pants, jackets and shirts.  Depending on the type of work being performed, persons in construction or otherwise high traffic areas should be aware of the the three levels of high visibility apparel standards.

Class 1 Safety Wear: Appropriate where there is plenty of separation of workers from vehicle traffic and where the work area is not complex.  Additionally, traffic speeds are not expected to exceed 25 mph in these areas. This class of safety wear are often seen on parking service personnel, warehouse staff, and those doing shopping cart or sidewalk maintenance.

Class 2 Safety  Wear:  Appropriate when work activities take place closer to traffic and where these activities may divert worker attention from approaching traffic with speeds exceeding 25 mph. The Class 2 safety apparel is often seen in greater than 25 mph construction zones, parking and tollway personnel, school crossing guards, airport grounds personnel and those directing traffic.

Class 3 Safety Wear: Appropriate for workers who are exposed to higher vehicle speeds and/or reduced sight distances.  The worker must be visible throughout body movement and must be identifiable as a person at a distance of 1,280 feet away.  These garments provide the best visibility with lots of extra reflective surface and they must have sleeves with retroreflective material between the shoulder and arm to make movement more noticeable.   These are often used by railway workers, roadway construction staff, vehicle operators and accident site investigators.

There are several different colors to choose from when it comes to safety wear.  The flourescent yellow green is thought to be the most visible color for dusk and dawn when there is less light.  It can also provide some contrast for those in work zones with orange traffic cones and safety equipment.  The flourescent orange color is also a very popular color and has good contrast for areas that have more foliage.  This is typically the safety color in work zones.  However, if you are trying not to blend in with a plethora of other orange safety equipment then as stated above, the flourescent yellow green may be a better choice.

If you still have questions about which safety apparel to order, give us a call at (877) 966- 1018 and we can help answer your questions.