Cut-Resistant Gloves

  • In the mid to late 1980’s, a major chemical company experienced a decrease of approximately 70% in hand injuries after adopting cut-resistant gloves in the glassware-cleaning operation
  • In an auto assembly plant (sheet metal handling), hand and arm injuries were reduced 50% by introduction of cut-resistant gloves
  • Considerable anecdotal evidence for decreased injuries exists, including testimonials from PPG glass plants after switching to cut-resistant gloves
  • Modern cut-resistant gloves are ten times more cut resistant than latex and three times more cut-resistant than cotton, and are as comfortable to wear as cotton
  • Cut-resistant gloves can nearly eliminate slicing-type injuries, which have the highest potential for permanent damage to hands. The loose weave of some of the modern cut-protective gloves gives considerably less protection against sticking-type injuries, such as those from hypodermic needles