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Hand and Arm Protection

This category includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to safeguard the hands and arms of a worker during the fabricating process. As a worker’s hands conduct a wide variety of tasks with many different forms of materials and equipment, hand and arm protection is manufactured from many different materials to suit different purposes. Factors determining the sort of glove or other protection necessary include that nature of contact, type of chemical or substance being handled, the area requiring protection, grip requirements, abrasion requirements, size, and comfort. Items in this category include leather gloves, aluminized gloves, aramid fiber gloves, insulating rubber gloves, coated fabric gloves, and chemical- and liquid-resistant gloves constructed of a wide variety of materials.

Three Wearables for Your Factory

Wearable technology can improve worker safety and comfort and contribute to productivity. It’s no longer just smart watches and fitness trackers . . . wearable tech is set to become a factory essential.

Hand and Arm Protection: Articles

Three Wearables for Your Factory

Wearable technology can improve worker safety and comfort and contribute to productivity. It’s no longer just smart watches and fitness trackers . . . wearable tech is set to become a factory essential.

Wearable technology can improve worker safety and comfort and contribute to productivity....
Hand and Arm Protection: Products

Gloves Protect Without Slowing Metalworkers Down

SmartCut BKCR2403 from Brass Knuckle Safety Products

The lightweight SmartCut BKCR2403 glove from Brass Knuckle Safety Products provides abrasion- and cut-resistance protection for employees performing metal assembly, fabrication, and manufacturing work requiring fine motor dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

The lightweight SmartCut BKCR2403 glove from Brass Knuckle Safety Products provides abrasion-...

Grinding: Avoid OSHA Violations with Bench/Pedestal Grinders

The Bench Grinder Safety Gauge from Rockford Systems ensures compliance with OSHA 1910.215 by making sure work-rests are kept adjusted to within 1/8 in of the wheel to prevent the workpiece from being jammed between the wheel and the rest and potentially breaking the wheel.

The Bench Grinder Safety Gauge from Rockford Systems ensures compliance with OSHA...

Pinch-Point Safety System for Resistance Welding

With Video

The Unitrol SOFT TOUCH Pinch-Point Safety System from Rockford Systems is the first and only fully passive safeguarding system that prevents a spot welder from applying full force if it detects fingers in the machine’s point-of-operation area.

The Unitrol SOFT TOUCH Pinch-Point Safety System from Rockford Systems is the...
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