Another concept in gloves to think about. I use leather work gloves for rigging, lumber and rope work, today it was about work gloves that are cut and puncture resistant. Perhaps different types of gloves for different applications.
Not of heat restistance but of cut resitance where I work - in shop staff de-looming cable and far too frequently cutting themselves, I just bought a bulk of kevlar gloves following a ten glove test sample of what's available and sold on the market. Amazing how training in how to use a knife, them trained in ability to learn insetead of hear, given mulitplie training classes and or in general people of various base
IQ levels being hired at times to sling
cable for a living can raise the costs of providing workmens comp
. insurance to a company. Amazing how small than play
knives and gloves in all forms thought of than can become well worth the price.
At first I introduced the hook blade utility knife
blade to the company - like six years ago. (Only recently was such a knife blade a problem but still.) Amazing how pulling the blade as opposed to slitting with it saved man-hours in constantly getting cables returned to me to fix that had "accidential" slits in them. This much less cables with deep slits that had to be destroyed.
Rule in cutting that cable and at best making it into something smaller is that if copper shows, except on feeder
cable of course, you cut it. No repair possible. Amazing how once we switched to hook blades for the knives, the repairs to slit cables dropped from my repair piles. Most these days come from over ambitious professionals in the field using utility knife
blades instead of hook blades to remove tape looming from cables.
Back to the point
... it would seem that a hook blade knife cuts deeper and more nasty than a normal utility knife
blade when one cuts oneself with one. (Debate about me caring about the cable over some idiot's wrist...) Still they were for a time banned from the use of them while we play
tested some special safety
knives and forms of sewing seam rippers none of which had a blade exposed or worked sufficiently. Further instruction into how to use a knife was given and it still didn't work. Asst. shop manager even still de-looming cable on her lap just a few days ago in not thinking about what she was doing... Should have and still might yell at her in catching her doing so when not busy and trying to be helpful - she has hope and would not do so again. Even she it would seem while intelligent seems to have missed a general concept and could have become a stistic that day by accident.
Bought 30x pairs of special kevlar reinforced, Nitrate palm work gloves that are both cut and puncture resistant. Something like $4.25 a pair thru
J&L Industrial Supply. Their MCX-96833J series Ultra-Tech series gloves seemed most comfortable and above all ten other styles from Grainger and McMaster we tested including my own leather work gloves. They resisted best both types of knife blade best and were not overly warm or uncomfortable to wear. Play
testing which were best after the initial test was uncomfortable but necessary. How close that knife blade got to doing damage to a hand
could only be tested with hand
in the glove after the initial puncture and slit tests. This pair of gloves amongst a decently large test sample did best second only to a different pair that was like steel plate but not feasible to wear around the shop. They were more like thick chemical resistant gloves than work gloves unfortunately as nothing got thru
or damaged them.
While I would not recommend nitrite coated gloves for lamp focus, for other uses, the above glove might be useful. Contact me by E-Mail and I will provide a list of specific part numbers and brands of gloves in the test, and why they did not work out so well. I would not recommend this pair of gloves unless amongst a decently large sampling, they were the best availble I found. This is now what the shop staff will wear when using knives as with wearing safety
glasses, ear plugs, masks etc
. about the shop and various departments.
This and for the same insurance reasons above, I just bought 36x more adding up to like 50x pairs of safety
glasses all with lanyards I bought this year. Shop is going total safety
due to injuries that constantly raise the costs of doing business. Explosive proof cabinets, ear protection and face
. Even first aid training and up to paramedic level
staff members in most department managers including me now first aid certified.