Choosing the ideal glove
The hands are most used tool of skilled workers, laboratory technicians, craftsmen and professionals in general. Statistics show that 40% of workplace accidents affect the upper extremities, so it is essential to protect them by using a suitable glove.
But how do you choose the ideal glove?
There are different types of work and safety gloves on the market, so it is important to know how to choose them according to the risk and the degree of protection required for the task.
1) Identify the destination
It may happen that not all the people working from the same company will need the same type of glove: this will depend on the physical, chemical or thermal risks to which the individual professionals is exposed.
2) Identifying the risk level
Standard EN 388: Protection against mechanical risks
Resistance to cut matrix – Index of protection
Standard EN407: Protection against thermal risks
Indicates the level of protection against heat and fire.
A – Flammability resistance (0 to 4)
B – Contact heat resistance (0 to 4)
C – Convective heat resistance (0 to 4)
D – Radiant heat resistance (0 to 4)
E – Resistance to small splashes of molten metal (0 to 4)
F – Resistance to large quantities of molten metal (0 to 4)
Standard ISO 374: Protection against chemical risks
Specification of requirements and performance of gloves for chemical protection.
3) Choosing the coating
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Rossini offers a complete range of gloves that guarantee maximum hand protection against different risks such as mechanical, chemical, thermal and low temperature, radiation, cutting and welding. The X-Glove line gloves are extremely comfortable, suitable for the most demanding requirements of sensitivity, flexibility, resistance, lightness and durability.