From the archive: Just so you know, this article is more than 3 years old.
Ultra Nitrile gloves offer a number of benefits. First and foremost, they provide significant cost savings compared to Nitrile, particularly in this current climate. In fact, not everyone working within large production facilities will require the level of protection that Nitrile offers, so Ultra Nitrile could be specified for those doing lighter tasks going forward. Further savings can be made by avoiding over specification and selecting the right glove to suit the job.
For the user, Ultra Nitrile offers enhanced dexterity through a close fit and improved abrasion resistance. This increases comfort and can ultimately improve productivity. They also come in a variety of colours, which is ideal for colour coding in production environments.
For those who are conscious about the carbon footprint of their plant, Ultra Nitrile gloves are an environmentally friendly option. Thanks to their thin and lightweight qualities, less packaging is required, with 2000 gloves packed into each dispenser.
Khurram Akhtar, Director -- Sales & Products at Supertouch, commented: "Nitrile gloves are suitable for many roles on the production floor, but there are plenty of tasks that could safely and comfortably use Ultra Nitrile instead. In the food industry for instance, simple food handling tasks, where glove usage is to protect the product, will not require the same robustness as those working further up the production line manhandling bulky raw meat. In order to support businesses through the shortage of Nitrile, Supertouch will continue holding the price of its Ultra Nitrile gloves while monitoring the market situation closely."
For more information or to order an Ultra Nitrile sample, please call Supertouch on 0345 130 9922 or visit: www.supertouch.com
This content is paid for and not an endorsement from IOSH or IOSH magazine.
The new Force™10 Typhoon™ is an extremely lightweight, easy to maintain full face mask at only 365g with a completely clear panoramic visor to maximise light levels within the mask giving optimum visibility.The optical class 1 panoramic visor conforms to EN166.B offering impact protection at speeds of up to 270 mph (tested using a 6mm steel ball bearing). The visor can have the option of a replaceable peel-off visor protector to prolong its life.
With durable uppers these heavy-duty boots will keep your feet dry and insulated so you can work comfortably in the roughest conditions on site. What’s more, the new oil- and slip resistant Vibram soles deliver outstanding grip on snow and ice – even at low temperatures.
In order to CE mark and sell category II or category III gloves, manufacturers will require test reports to show that testing has been carried out in accordance with European testing standards. The key glove performance standards to assess protection are EN 388 (mechanical risks), EN 407 (thermal risks) & EN 511 (protection against cold) and EN ISO 374-1 which sets performance requirements for chemical and microbiological protection. These standards will be explained during this seminar with the aid of some practical demonstrations.
As the colder weather sets in, JSP have the perfect answer to keeping your head warm on Construction Sites or Trackside – the Surefit™ Thermal Helmet Liner - which is fully approved to be worn with the JSP EVO® range of Safety Helmets.Compatibility is key when combining PPE and this Surefit™ Thermal Helmet Liner will prevent workers from wearing incompatible and dangerous alternatives such as hoodies or beanies under their helmets.
The course takes around 120 hours of study with online assessment, so no need to attend formal exams. Most importantly, successful completion of the course meets the requirements for Practitioner Membership of IEMA (PIEMA). For those who do not know much about IEMA it is well worth visiting their website to see the benefits membership gives to the Environmental Professional.As with all RRC’s online courses, learners have unlimited access to tutor support and can study the course anywhere in the world.
The conference was a chance for the company's representatives to get together, to share experiences, share ideas and build relationships. "By holding the conference at our Headquarters our partners could experience our state-of-the-art factory, see our quality procedures in action and watch the development of our advanced technologies and testing procedures from our custom-build conference facilities.