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Thursday, September 19, 2013

On the Cuff

All gloves are not created equal when it comes to protecting your hands from the hazards of the metal coating industry.  When choosing gloves for workplace safety, two key factors that should always be considered are glove size and cuff style.  Choosing appropriately sized gloves is as simple as measuring the circumference of your hand just below the knuckles.  Compare your measurement to the sizing chart below to find the perfect fit. It is also important to note, that there are a variety of specific cuffs that can provide optimal protection for multitude of different coating situations.  The cuff listing below explains the benefits of of each.

Sizing Chart

Cuff Listing
Knitwrist- Prevents debris from entering the glove, keeps cold air out and warmth in, fits under clothing sleeves
Slip On- No cuff, easy to put on and off, primary use for general purpose applications
Safety Cuff- Length varies from 2.5" - 2.75", gives added protection to forearms
Rolled beaded Cuff- Increased strength and protection from chemical droplets
Gauntlet Cuff-Typically 4.5" or longer, greater upper wrist protection
Serrated Cuff- Better gripping on surface edge for easier glove removal
Band Top- Allows air circulation, light wrist protection
Straight Cuff-Addition length to protect from chemical runoff

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