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The Black Stallion Arcster A60 Gloves by Revco Industries

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Count on WorkingPerson.com to stock one of the first arc rated supple leather gloves on the market in the Black Stallion Arcster A60 gloves, a Revco Industries product, by a company you recognize for its testing, design, and quality protection.

Any one with an eye for quality would zero in on the functional details of this glove with is agile, softly tanned, kidskin leather.  This material, as you may well recognize from a simple pair of deer skin gloves, boasts exceptional comfort – and there’s no doubt it’s true here, too.  ArcsterTM’s A60 fire-resistant leather gloves were devised for and boast an amazing level of dexterity for hand protection. These FR gloves have an ATPV of 25.7 cal/cm2 and meet ASTM F1959 standards for flame-resistance.  This ease of movement consideration by Revco Industries in making the ArcsterTM A60 gloves means designers accounted for hand fatigue – and for you – the A60’s dexterousness means less stress on finger and hand muscles than stiff leather options of the past. Continue Reading…

Comfort to the MAX: Black Stallion MAX Comfort Stick Welding Gloves

Black Stallion Work Gloves

It used to be when you bought a pair of stick welding gloves, that you had to make a choice. You could go with the big bulky and barely moveable variety, which you knew would keep you safe but would leave your fingers feeling like they’d been fully supporting the weight of an anvil all day. Or you could go with a pair you could actually stand to wear, which for once didn’t feel like you wear actually wearing sheet metal on your hands, but sacrificed protection. What’s the point in creating a comfortable welding glove if it falls apart? And what’s the point in creating a durable welding glove if it was painful and cumbersome to wear? Thank goodness, those days are over. Continue Reading…

What Happens if You Don’t Wear Work Gloves?

How To Address Working People Who Don't Wear Work Gloves

Raise your hand if you’ve heard any of these excuses before: “I can do a better job without gloves” or “gloves get in the way of good grip” or “wearing gloves makes my hands sweaty and slippery.” Statistics show that wearing protective gloves in industrial work reduces the risk of hand injury by a whopping 60 percent. Yet time and time again, getting employees to wear protective gloves proves to be one of the biggest challenges employers face. Continue Reading…

Cut Resistant Glove Ratings: The Case for ASTM Ratings

Protect Your Hands With Cut Resistant Work Gloves

It might not be as commonplace as the debate over Metric System or English System, or as fun as Boxers or Briefs, but if you wear safety gloves in your line of work, it’s certainly no less important. Glove Cut Level Ratings are something you just plain have to pay attention to. And it’s important to know how to protect your hands with the correct safety gloves.

There are two different ratings methods for glove cut resistance: the EN (European standard) or ASTM. If your company is looking to implement a cut-resistant glove program, or improve an existing one, the ASTM method is the better choice. It is more representative of workplace conditions than the EN method. Continue Reading…

2012 FR Clothing Standards Changes

Carhartt Fire Resistant Balaclava
The New Year rings in significant changes to the standards for Fire Resistant clothing. Some of the areas that are seeing change are work practices, multi-layer clothing systems and FR accessories such as face protection and arc flash gloves. Changes to work practices include energized work permits required before entering the LAB or limited approach boundary, protection shields and arc blankets are now listed in the standard and clarification of the difference between electrical hazard shoes as opposed to dielectric shoes is also highlighted. In the area of multi-layered clothing systems,  these will become more prevalent especially to those workers in utility companies. Continue Reading…

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