According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of hand and arm injuries happen while users are not wearing gloves or sleeves. These injuries result in 121,800+ hours of lost work time annually.
To this end, Milwaukee Tool is continuing their dedication to safety and hand protection by introducing ANSI-rated*, High-Dexterity Polyurethane Dipped Gloves. These new gloves are constructed of an 18-gauge knit, offering a better fit to help users stay safe and productive while protecting their hands on the job site.
The glove’s thin, lighter, and more breathable 18-gauge knit material and polyurethane dip allow for total mobility and better dexterity when handling small fasteners or manipulating small buttons and switches. A reinforced nitrile coating between the thumb and the forefinger adds durability in a high-wear area to withstand harsh job-site conditions. The fingertips, knuckles, and palms are equipped with Smartswipe technology to allow the use of touch screen devices without removing the gloves.
“We’ve seen while researching with our users that if gloves aren’t comfortable, they won’t wear hand protection,” says Zach Richman, director of Product Management at Milwaukee Tool. “Some frustrations we’ve seen that lead to users not wearing gloves is lack of dexterity in detailed applications, hands getting too hot while working, or not being able to use their phone or tablet. To help prevent hand injuries on the job site, workers must wear the proper hand protection. At Milwaukee Tool, we are dedicated to bringing innovative safety solutions to our users that solve their frustrations.”
Available in ANSI cut levels ratings A2, A3, and A4, these gloves are ideal for finish work, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, and other fine tasks where cut hazards are present. The gloves have a premium heat transfer logo noting the cut level and feature color-coded wristbands for quick cut-level identification, like other Milwaukee ANSI-rated gloves.
Milwaukee Tool’s new High Dexterity Polyethene Dipped Gloves demonstrate the company’s focus on creating innovative solutions that won’t slow users down, helping them STAY SAFE. STAY PRODUCTIVE. For more information on Milwaukee® Personal Safety or to view the entire line, please visit www.milwaukeetool.com/ppe.
*ANSI Cut Level: In 2016 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a new edition known as the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. This standard provided new testing methods, including a new scale to determine cut scores. The standard increased the cut score scale from 1 to 9 to provide more consistency between levels and with the European (EN 388) ratings. Each of these 9 cut score levels are determined by the amount of force the glove can withstand. For example, ANSI/ISEA Level 1 gloves are classified for protection from lighter weight forces, and ANSI Level 9 gloves are classified for protection from heavier forces.