Color-coded marking system matches glove with EN/ANSI standard so workers can use the right protection for the job
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has launched a new line of industrial work gloves – CoreShieldTM – with a color-coded marking system that makes it simple to choose the correct cut protection for work applications according to new EN/ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. The CoreShield line comprises 22 models offering cut-resistance from A1 to A9 level protection and are woven with a lightweight, high-strength yarn developed by Honeywell.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hand is the body part that is injured most often, while cuts are the most common workplace injury. In many cases of injury, workers are simply not wearing the proper gloves for the job.
“Choosing the wrong cut-protective gloves exposes a worker’s hands to risk, but it may also cause discomfort and lack of productivity, which can add additional costs,” said Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Productivity and Safety Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa. “Compared to other work gloves, these offer more comfort and resistance to hand fatigue on a full job shift while providing a spectrum of customized safety against superficial cuts to up to lacerations of the most severe kind.”
CoreShield was developed for durability and comfort. A high-performance coating with an additional reinforced thumb provides extended life for the glove and maximum protection for the hand and wrist. Comfort is achieved by using one of the lightest knitted fabrics in the industry. By replacing the glass fiber used in most cut-resistant gloves with softer, skin-friendly yarn, CoreShield also reduces the risk of skin allergies. A 360° breathable option is also available.
For more information on CoreShield technology, watch this video that demonstrates the glove’s exceptional strength and comfort.