January 30 2013, Iselin NJ – Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces that its industrial and medical products have been delivered to Haiti in support of its community rebuilding efforts. Working with Child in Hand, an organization committed to…Continue
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Many customers contact us with questions about tactility. They want to know the definition of tactility and why it’s so important in work…Continue
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Bill Bennett of Ansell Protective Products sat down with EHS Today to discuss how managing cost-to-wear can trim PPE expenses.
How much does it cost?
These are familiar words as companies drill down through expenses in a continuing quest to improve the
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Lara Proctor, Director of Customer Marketing—Industrial for North America at Ansell Protective Products Inc, discusses how the needs of next-generation workers vary by age and also by personal preferences with Occupational Health & Safety.Continue
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Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces that it has delivered thousands of products to community organizations in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Ansell medical and industrial business units have made donations to aid relief and recovery efforts in New York and New Jersey.
“As a global company with operational headquarters in New Jersey, we wanted to take the opportunity to assist communities affected by this natural disaster,” said Robert…Continue
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Want to know if the gloves you supply workers provide them enough dexterity to do their jobs? Take a walk through the plant. Workers with gloves that provide sufficient dexterity are likely wearing them and performing a variety of tasks—they’re productive and compliant.
Individuals with hand protection that lacks dexterity have probably removed their gloves, preferring to work barehanded. These workers are not only non-compliant, but they expose…
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New product offers comfort, flexibility for all day wear
Ansell launches its new HyFlex® 11-644 gloves with Ansell Cut Protection Technology™ to boost worker comfort and on-the-job confidence. The work gloves combine a proprietary blend of High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) engineered yarn with a gray polyurethane palm coating to provide ANSI Level 2 cut protection and Level 5 abrasion protection. Ansell Cut Protection Technology also ensures a…
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HyFlex 11-618 gloves combine comfort and Level 3 abrasion resistance
Ansell is lightening up its hand protection line with new HyFlex® Ultra-Lite 11-618 work gloves, the lightest gloves with a liner and coating that Ansell has ever offered. Made with a nylon liner and polyurethane coating, HyFlex 11-618 gloves are .8 mm thick and 20 percent lighter than similar Ansell products.
An ultralight-weight 18-gauge seamless liner enhances flexibility,…
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Hand protection specialist adds first-to-market glove to best-selling brand
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Unique combination of comfort, safety and water-based polyurethane is environmentally friendly
Ansell combines safety with a leap forward in environmentally friendly production with the launch of HyFlex® 11-435, cut-resistant work gloves made with water-based polyurethane. Using water instead of dimethylformamide (DMF) solvent in the manufacturing process, HyFlex 11-435 gloves enhance safety and dexterity for workers in a variety of industries. In…Continue
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Ansell, a global leader in hand protection with over a century of expertise, has announced the realignment of its Food and Agriculture product portfolios under the single core brand VersaTouch™.
Building on over 30 years of experience in the Food Industry, Ansell will focus VersaTouch™ on best-in-class solutions for workers across a wide range of food related segments and applications including Agriculture, Food Processing and Food Services.
Featuring a full…
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Everyone within a manufacturing facility can benefit from a comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) program. To be successful, however, the program must gain key stakeholder support at the executive and plant management levels early in the process to optimize the results.
Safety and procurement managers at a medical device manufacturer, for example, suspected the company was paying too much for employees' hand protection. The company partnered with a PPE manufacturer to…Continue
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Maintenance workers perform many job tasks. For example, a worker might repair a machine before moving on to diagnose an electrical problem. He may work with conveyance systems or heating and air conditioning units, make structural repairs and perform routine tasks such as cleaning – depending on whether he is skilled or unskilled.
Because of the many tasks that are part of their jobs, maintenance workers often suffer a variety of hand injuries, from cuts and abrasions to punctures…Continue
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Sam (the name has been changed) worked for an electric utility. He was working near energized equipment and wearing arc flash gear as he cleaned up oil from a transformer. Because the oil might contain PCBs, Sam was wearing nitrile gloves for their chemical resistance. The main hazard, in his mind, was the possible PCBs.
When the arc occurred, Sam broke no work rules. But because his hands were burned, the utility wanted to know whether it could have provided a more adequate glove for…Continue
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It sounds simple: provide your workers with gloves that will protect their hands from cuts.
In reality, however, it may be a little more complicated. Cut-resistant gloves must be comfortable to wear, thin enough to give workers tactile control, and versatile to protect against other hazards. And, with today's superior technology and range of options, workers can have it all.
In a recent article in EHS Today, glove manufacturers and experts share their insight into…Continue
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Overestimating your hand protection's performance capabilities can have dangerous consequences.
Safety personnel and workers spend time analyzing after accidents happen -but what about the near misses? Just because there is no recordable injury doesn't mean there isn't a chance to learn and re-evaluate potential hazards and the protection provided by current safety equipment.
Problems associated with overestimating the protection of your safety gloves include increased…Continue
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Ansell, the global leader in hand protection, introduces a new line of construction gloves specifically designed for the unique needs of construction trades.
Each construction trade is different and so are the hand protection needs of professionals in the field. Ansell, the world leader in hand protection, is now introducing a line of gloves designed specifically for the unique needs of construction trades –…Continue
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Workers at a major aluminum company’s manufacturing facility have experienced zero recordable cut injuries since implementing new hand protection initiatives and converting to Ansell protective gloves. The company operates one of the largest aluminum mills in the world.
Facility employees were constantly exposed to sharp-edged metal while producing aluminum sheets and plates squeezed and stretched from aluminum ingots. Workers typically wore leather gloves, which were…Continue
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Ansell has announced the launch of its Touch N Tuff® 92-616, a 100 percent nitrile, medical exam grade glove that offers high level puncture resistance, superior fingertip sensitivity and exceptional durability. The green friendly gloves are available in a redesigned 150-pack, reducing packaging waste and…Continue
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Ansell Limited, a global leader in hand protection and safety apparel, today announced that it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 North American Protective Gloves Product Leadership of the Year Award. The accolade recognizes Ansell’s innovation in new product development and congratulates the…Continue
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