The Cutting Edge
Understanding Cut Resistance and Available Glove Technologies
" A large part of the problem lies in that traditional cotton and leather gloves are not suitable for protecting against work cut hazards "
With more than 80% of worker hand injuries being due to cuts and lacerations, and with over 90% of that figure being due to workers wearing inadequate gloves or no gloves at all, worker cut protection is more than likely one of the least understood subjects in the workplace, and inarguably one of the most pressing matters across different industries where cut hazards need to be mitigated.
A large part of the problem lies in that, while traditional cotton and leather gloves are not suitable for protecting against work cut hazards (like workshop knives, sharp glass and sharp metal edges), cut protection technologies are also neither obvious nor in the realm of general knowledge.
In context, “The Cutting Edge” sheds light on the very key things that are critical for safety managers and buyers to know –such as:
Levels and types of risks according to CE standards
How cut resistance is achieved in industrial work gloves
Proper interpretation of cut resistant tests according to American and European standards
Proper assessment of available cut protective technologies out in the market – such as Dyneema, Kevlar and Super fabrics
Best use and application of available grips and polymer coatings
Practical in-house cut resistant tests
By the end of the seminar, safety managers and buyers of safety should be in a much better position:
To make better sense of the choices they have with respect to cut protection and application
To make better sense of what their distributors are offering them
To better protect their workers from painful, costly and totally preventable hand and arm injuries
Who can benefit from this seminar?
Health & Safety Professionals wanting to better understand hand cut protection for workers
Professionals in regulatory bodies or other professional jurisdictions wanting to become rapidly versed in the field of hand cut protection
PPE Distributor Sales Forces wanting to better understand hand cut protection