A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration study stated that more than 70% of arm and hand injuries could have been prevented with personal protection equipment (PPE), specifically safety gloves.
Protecting your fingers and hands
According to a recent U.S. Department of Labor study, injuries to fingers and hands rank highest in workplace accidents (at 27%), and hand and finger accidents rank No. 1 in preventable injuries. A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration study stated that more than 70% of arm and hand injuries could have been prevented with personal protection equipment (PPE), specifically safety gloves.
“The uses of DuPont Kevlar continue to grow in new, innovative ways. Our collaboration with Ansell is a great example of how Kevlar can be spun with other materials to make another series of superior products to better protect people around the world,” said Thomas G. Powell, president, DuPont Protection Technologies. “This collaboration combined DuPont’s fiber and yarn technology with Ansell’s innovative glove design, tailored for specific applications. In this case, we developed a new manufacturing process to specifically produce ultra-lightweight steel-containing yarn, used in concert with our decades of experience in nylon, spandex and Kevlar fibers.”
“Innovation and superior protection are the hallmark of Ansell’s hand protection solutions, including our ActivArmr portfolio. We understand that workers in each sector face unique challenges to hand protection, and so each Ansell glove design is backed by months of end-user testing to determine the specific features workers need to protect their hands without compromising productivity,” said Thomas Draskovics, president and general manager, Ansell Specialty Markets. “With DuPont, we have developed a unique application of DuPont Kevlar for our ActivArmr gloves that workers across construction sectors can trust to deliver superior protection, comfort and dexterity.”
Ansell’s new “Best In Class” gloves are available globally for construction workers and are specifically suited for specialty trade, such as the HVAC, plumbing, heavy labor sectors and general contractors. Other gloves in the portfolio are targeted specifically for use by the military.
This is an example of how DuPont works closely with its trademark licensed glove manufacturers to develop innovative products with the most advanced materials for the industry. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar helps protect thousands of people around the world every day.