White-collar industries are experiencing what we in the industrial market have known for a long time, specialization and expertise outweigh generalization and experience. According to Forbes, people with specialized skills are finding it harder to find work.
In industrial workplaces and hand protection equipment, we’ve long seen this trend to specialization. Who hasn’t heard a phrase along the lines of “a glove for every task and a task for every glove?”… (full article)
From Industrial Safety & Hygiene News – February 2012
Glove wearing is one of the most effective industrial injury prevention programs. Statistically, wearing gloves reduces the relative risk of hand injury by 60 percent — and yet, getting employees to consistently wear gloves is one of the most daunting challenges for safety officers…(full article)
From Industrial Safety & Hygiene News – September, 2011
Whenever a worker who is not wearing hand protection suffers a hand injury, the question comes up: whose responsibility is hand protection anyway? The employer? The worker? The safety officer? Protecting workers’ hands from accidental injury is not a trivial matter for U.S. employers…(full article)
From Industrial Safety & Hygiene News – June, 2011
With the introduction of new age glove fibers to replace yesteryear’s leather and cotton work gloves, hand protection and personal protection equipment (PPE) is on an uptrend in winning the war against hand injuries. Gloves can’t do it all, but the proper glove can do a great deal to ensure that workers end the day with their hands and fingers intact…(full article)
From Industrial Safety & Hygiene News – February, 2011
Hand protection is an important element in every industrial company’s PPE portfolio. With new developments in R&D, gloves are both becoming more and more specific to job functions and, at the same time, certain gloves now have the flexibility to multitask for a variety of functions…(full article)
As we mentioned previously, Showa Best Glove.edu is a place for you learn about many aspects of hand protection. There are countless topics that can be covered when discussing the world of gloves and at times it can be overwhelming.
We will be posting some of our more recent articles that have appeared in various safety industry publications. We have these plus many other articles that have been written over the past few years all archived on our main website: SBG Press Archives
These articles have been thoughtfully written by members of our SBG team who have expertise in areas ranging from every day consumer use to the most technically advanced aspects of hand protection.
Also, as new articles are written in the future we will be posting them here as well.
We are here to help you protect those precious hands of yours and make your life easier and much safer.