With modern art, there are various types of art, with one of them being modern art sculptures. Creating these sculptures will involve you handling sharp objects and dangerous cutting tools. It is important that you wear cut resistant gloves so that you do not expose yourself to wounds and other dangerous injuries. With sharp objects such as knives, chisels etc., there is a great chance that you will cut yourself. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are working with these tools, accidents do happen so it’s always a good idea to keep a first-aid kit on hand in case. I like keeping mine in a clear backpack, this way I can see where everything is and access it quickly and easily. Unfortunately I am fairly accident-prone and there rely a bit on my first-aid kit quite often!
Caring For Your Gloves
When you are working with cut resistant gloves, you have to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations when it comes to caring for these gloves, if you want to experience the best of it. Take a look at the Kevlar glove. These are great gloves, but spill a bit of bleach over them and the fiber will break down.
Kevlar Gloves For Your Protection
Take a look at other materials that gloves are made from: leather, cotton and the Kevlar range. These gloves will protect you form getting cut when working with sharp tools, but cotton gloves only provides minimal protection, so this material should not be depended upon for security. The Kevlar glove and the metal mesh hand protection will give you the most protection when working with cutting tools. Leather gloves will only provide you will medium protection. If you work in a chemical industry, although they protect you from harsh chemicals they provide almost no protection against punctures and cuts.
Getting The Right Fit
If you want to make sure that a glove you are buying is useful, you have to make sure that the glove fits you properly. This means that when you move your wrist or even just look at it, it should feel like a second skin and there should be not gaps between the glove and you skin for things to get in or out. The glove should not be tight, because this will restrict you, but at the same time the gloves should not be loose. This makes gripping objects difficult. You should not use cut resistant gloves in areas where you are working with extreme temperatures and applications where aggressive chemicals are present.
Looking At Ansell Gloves
Ansell as a company prides itself in providing technology-based products with innovative solutions when it comes to protective wear, and especially with Ansell gloves. There are many different industries, whether it is manufacturing, construction, or other kinds of work that need better protection.
Injuries In The Workplace
When it comes to people working in the manufacturing industry, of which a lot are women, repetitive motion injuries appear to be a growing problem in America. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that tens of thousands of workers are being injured every year. Proper care is needed. These injuries also result in large costs to companies, which pay more than $60 million every year in workers compensation benefits because of injuries relating to this industry.
Avoiding these injuries requires many different types of disciplines, one of which includes choosing the right kind of gloves for the task at hand. The gloves need to have the right ergonomic design, which increases comfort for the worker and maximize productivity, thus also preventing injuries such as carpal-tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Ansell’s New Technology
Gloves need to fit the right kind of industry being worked in. Ansell claims to use a new kind of technology when it comes to sewing, moving away from the traditional ‘cut ‘n sewn’ method to 3-Dimensional Automatic Knit Liner (3D/AKL), which provides form-fitted gloves that conform to the actual dimensions of a person’s hands. There are no seams in this type of glove, and it is formed specifically to fit around the fingers, the width of the palm and hand, plus every other section. The result is an extremely comfortable glove that feels like they are not even there. The hand feels comfortable and free making it easier to do your sculpting and using various tools in your studio related to your artwork.
Ansell Gloves Forms Your Hand Over Time
Ansell’s brand is sewn in such a way that the gloves become more comfortable as they are worn, as the knitting itself becomes more accustomed to the hand. The stitching stretches and changes to conform as time goes by. Areas that are known to need some more breathing space, such as the back of the hand or even palm creases, are given room as time goes by. This allows for much better dexterity and, in the long run, increased productivity as the gloves no longer get in the way or become uncomfortable to use throughout the day or even throughout the lifetime of the product.
Reinforcement in areas that are known to be easy points for injury is also done. Some of these areas include the thumb and the pointer finger. The type of stitching done which is used is called variable stitching, which allows for the reinforcement but also helps to lower production costs of the gloves.
Artists, especially when it comes to sculpting, may wear a particular pair to prevent the hand from cuts while wearing another pair for heat protection when welding. Depending on the work you are doing, more than one pair of gloves for different “jobs” might be required. In your studio, it is recommended to have a variety of gloves so you are protected all the time no matter what you do.