How long should you wait before replacing work gloves? We get that question a lot. Maybe your gloves aren’t lasting as long as they should. Maybe your safety record is in a slump. Or maybe you’re missing out on new features, like improved grip or waterproof barriers.
There are plenty of reasons to upgrade – but we narrowed these down to our top 5 reasons for why you should invest in Roughneck Gloves.
1) Your Gloves are Wearing Out
Eventually, your gloves will wear through, leaving holes or open areas. We’ve heard of people replacing gloves every week – which is too often. We combat this by sewing extra reinforcement on wear and tear areas and by using high quality materials. And it works – our best work gloves last three-times longer than the average glove. The durability is worth it – it reduces the cost of replacements and protects hands where others won’t.
But what else is important in an oil and gas glove? We made a free brochure to help you ask the right questions and find the right glove for you.
2) Your Safety Record is Slipping
If you’re searching for ways to reduce recordable incidents, hand safety is a great place to start. 20% of disabling workplace injuries involve hands(1) – injuries that could have been avoided with proper protection. But Roughneck gloves are proven to reduce these incidents with its advanced impact protection and CE rated cut protection, backed by a variety of safety features.
Interested in Roughneck gloves? Check out our Roughneck glove guide for a breakdown of every customizable option and safety feature available in the Roughneck series.
A great grip is hard to get, especially when dealing with oils and greases. It may be on tools, or on worksites, but grease causes major grip problems. According to OHS online, oil can cause workers to apply 30-40 percent more effort to grip things without slipping(2).
The Roughneck offers features that dramatically improve grip in greasy environments. It all comes down to the design itself – the Roughneck series features a variety of palm materials, including the TefLoc palm with PVC dots that enhance grip while in contact with oily and dry surfaces.
4) You’ve Had Enough Cuts
Ask any craftsman – working with your hands leads to scrapes, cuts, and splinters. But these can be avoided – from minor knicks to major cuts – with cut protection. These may seem insignificant, but the average cost of a laceration is $40,023(3).
Roughneck gloves offer various levels of cut protection – each passing CE and ANSI/ISEA certification standards – to protect against low cut hazards found in the Oil & Gas industry, or even extreme cut hazards found in waste management and recycling sites.
5) New Safety Technology
Truth is, safety technology has evolved in the past few years. Gloves today have more cut resistance, more flexibility, and more grip. Not only are workplaces demanding better hand safety technologies (including the changing cut ratings), but these technologies make gloves more comfortable and more usable with features like waterproof barriers and insulation for cold environments. All these safety features encourage people to keep gloves on while working – which is important, since 70% of hand injuries occur when not wearing any kind of hand protection(4).
Those are the 5 reasons you should invest in Roughneck gloves – but we didn't stop there. We're sharing a new brochure that highlights our entire line of oil & gas gloves, and all the advanced safety features that help them thrive on tough job sites.
1 - National Safety Council - http://www.nsc.org/Membership%20Site%20Document%20Library/Recorded-Webinars/Safety%20at%20Hand.pdf
2 - OHS Online - https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2015/08/01/Getting-a-Grip-on-Hand-Protection-in-the-Oil-and-Gas-Industry.aspx?Page=4
3 - OSHA - https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/safetypays/estimator.html
4 - Bureau of Labor Statistics - https://www.bls.gov/home.htm