Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific gloves are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.
With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN407:2004, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against thermal hazards.
Here are some facts about how burns affect the lives of millions of people around the world:
• Non-fatal burns are a leading cause of morbidity, including prolonged hospitalisation, disfigurement and disability.
• 426 serious injuries reported in Great Britain under the Electricity Safety, Quality & Continuity Regulation 2002 in 2013/14.
• A total of 11,688 incidents reported in Great Britain to the Electricity Safety, Quality & Continuity Regulation in 2013/14.
• Men are most likely to be burned in the workplace due to fire, scalds, chemical and electrical burns.
Our infographic aims to help you understand this important standard:
This is a guest blog post from Globus, safety glove manufacturer based in Manchester. To view the full range of infographics available from Globus, please click here.
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