Loggers, arborists or forestry workers are continuously exposed to high-risk cuts in their day-to-day activities. Wearing the right cut-resistant gloves is essential, especially if you’re surrounded by hazardous items that could expose you to the most common workplace injuries.
With the right protection, workers can boost their efficiency and keep their minds at peace knowing that their hands are completely safe.
Here are the three must-have components when seeking new chainsaw gloves:
1. Good cut-protection fabric such as Kevlar®
Kevlar® is one of the most favoured fibers in making reliable and safe cut-resistant equipment. This fabric is known for its high-cut protection and its great heat shield. This fiber, part of the aromatic polyamide family, was created by DuPont in 1965 and is vastly distinct from other man-made fibers.
Kevlar® is extremely robust and durable; this fabric is 5 times stronger than steel while being 25% lighter than other fibers on the market. Its lightweight allows workers to maintain their dexterity without any inconvenience or discomfort.
2. Vibration protection
Beyond cut resistance, workers have to be protected from the vibration of the blade or saw, which could eventually cause hand-arm vibration syndrome. The glove should feature vibration-dampening layers combined with incredible cut protection materials to ensure the operator’s safety.
Visibility is a major element to consider in workplace injury prevention. High-visibility colours or reflective materials allow workers to perceive their hands clearly in murky conditions.
Having high-visibility components on gloves can also increase the chance of the hand being seen by others in distinct environments.
Looking for the perfect chainsaw glove? The ENDURA® Hi-Viz Chainsaw Gloves from Superior Glove is a great example of safe and comfortable hand protection equipment that can stop a blade running at 3140 feet per minute.
You’ll find the three key elements to look for in a chainsaw glove: waterproof goatskin leather palms that feature an eight-layer lining of Kevlar® on the back of the left hand, built-in anti-vibration reinforcement and high-visibility yellow backs that are designed for optimal visibility.
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