THE first step to reducing hand injuries is to offer gloves that workers will wear, according to Ansell Ltd . In line with this philosophy, the glove giant will exhibit an expanded range of 'ergonomic' safety gloves at The Safety Show, Sydney, from October 26-28.
Ansell cites national workers compensation statistics showing that one third of all workplace injuries are to the upper limbs (hands, fingers and thumbs).
Gloves protect hands very effectively but Ansell points out that workers are reluctant to don bulky, uncomfortable gloves. In response, the company developed the lightweight, form-fitting HyFlex general-purpose glove range.
Among the HyFlex gloves is a cut-resistant seamless glove woven from Intercept fibres - a brand new yarn containing a combination of spandex, cotton, Kevlar and a stainless steel thread.
Intercept's qualities provide high level cut protection, without compromising comfort and flexibility, according to Ansell.
Since the release of the original HyFlex 11-800 foam glove, which Ansell hails as a top-seller, the company has expanded the range to suit diverse industries, from electronics to heavy metal manufacturing.
Hyflex gloves can be tried and tested for cut resistance at Ansell's stand E50 at The Safety Show, Sydney, which runs from October 26-28 at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park.
For information, visit www.thesafetyshow.com or contact Australian Exhibitions and Conferences on 03 9654 7773.