Save Your Hands From Working Harder Than Necessary
Palm coated gloves give users the chance to double down on their grip without putting extra stress on wrists, hands and forearms. While regular gloves can protect your skin from small cuts and blisters, a palm coated pair of gloves secure your grasp without having to tighten your grip.
Great Working Surface
In addition to a great surface for grabbing, palm coated gloves make excellent working surfaces for small items such as fasteners or other small hardware. In addition, depending on the color of the coating, the objects you’re searching for will show up easily against the color of the glove coating.
Depending on the conditions of the work environment, you may be limited as to the gloves you can use. How hot is your workspace? What is the temperature of the items you’re handling? Are you handlings potentially damaging hardware like screws, or are you mostly working with softer edges, such as washers?
Pluses and Minuses of Different Coating Materials
Depending on the ambient temperature of the workspace and the heat inherent in the items you’re handling, you will need to choose your palm coated gloves with care. There are several different forms of coating available, but each of them has limitations.
- Latex has high heat tolerance, tear resistant. However, this can cause an allergic reaction amongst employees
- Polyurethane offers flexibility, gripping power and cut resistance. However, it can be sensitive to high temperatures and lose its integrity at high temperatures
- Polyvinyl chloride: Low risk of allergic reaction, high heat tolerance. This product is not as cut resistant as polyurethane. In addition, Polyvinyl chloride may degrade when exposed to organic solvents
- Nitrile offers great heat resistance and is oil absorbent. It contains no latex and is not an allergen risk.
When choosing palm coated gloves, pay special attention to the construction of the body of the glove. These gloves are generally built of nylon and are infused with the gripping material. Take care to make sure that the cuffs are carefully knitted and will hold their shape when exposed to heat, solvents, and sweat.
Depending on what your employees are handling, they may be at risk of exposure to solvents or debris from the manufacturing process. The cuffs must cling close to the skin to avoid the risk of skin injury from debris. Because these gloves offer better grip, they’re ideal for working metal that needs to be trimmed or ground away. This will result in shards of hot metal and may put employees at risk.
Palm coated gloves offer your employees a safe way to grasp materials that may be hot, oily or hard to grip. By investing in good quality gloves, you can protect your employees from injury or lost time. If you choose to work with latex, be sure to check with your employees for latex allergy.