Ansell Occupational Healthcare
Ansell is a global leader in protective gloves and apparel for almost every industry. Ansell's range includes cut resistant, chemical resistant, general purpose, food handling and specialty gloves, which provide protection against many industrial hazards. To check out the Ansell range for yourself visit www.ansell.com.au or phone Ansell on 1800 337 041.
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The Touch N Tuff gloves are designed to protect workers from chemical splashes. They have been extensively tested for protection from commonly used hazardous industrial chemicals by the independent European laboratory Centexbel. The test results have shown a high level of protection for workers in industries such as chemicals, cosmetics manufacturing, automotive production, laboratories and pharmaceutical industries, as well as food processing, dry cleaning, cleaning products, inks and dyes.
Ansell’s HyFlex 11-630 glove has been designed to boost productivity by workers who are required to handle sharp objects or components. The liners of the glove have a yarn structure that contains HPPE (higher performance polyethylene), which improves performance as it aids impact strength.
The Guardian management program is designed to help companies improve safety in their workplaces. The program assesses each unit’s particular needs, compares these to the existing safety solutions and then selects the best glove for each job.
The HyFlex11-618 glove is claimed to address the need for hand protection in work environments where workers requiring a high level of dexterity often avoid using gloves, despite the risk of scrapes, blisters and minor injuries.
Ansell has launched the AlphaTec 58-270 lightweight chemical-resistant, liquid-proof glove designed to enable the handling of oily and slippery parts.
Ansell’s Polar Bear glove is made from an engineered-yarn core and a high-strength outer wrap that provides protection from cuts, while the extended anti-shrink cuff gives added comfort for shift-long productivity. The glove is designed for the hand protection of workers in meat and poultry processing, food service industries, meat packing and in refrigerated areas such as chillers and marshalling areas.
Ansell has launched what is claimed to be the first glove to combine high levels of flame resistance, cut protection and comfort. The PowerFlex 80-813 glove is constructed using inherently flame-resistant composite materials designed to provide the highest level of flame resistance as measured by the relevant EN 407 standards.
The Ansell Touch N Tuff gloves provide protection for production workers at risk from commonly used hazardous industrial chemicals. The gloves are suitable for workers in industries such as chemicals, cosmetics manufacturing, automotive production, laboratories and pharmaceutical industries, as well as food processing, dry cleaning, cleaning products, inks and dyes and for maintenance and fitting applications and, in the mining industry, for maintenance and refuelling.
The Ansell Protection Solutions Guide can be used to simplify the glove selection process by coupling information with comparison charts and application images.
Vantage gloves are suitable for work environments where sharp tools and materials are handled and are said to provide maximum safety, dexterity, durability and comfort.
AlphaTec gloves are suitable for personnel who are required to refuel aircraft, tanks and other equipment. The gloves meet all Australian Defence Force requirements, including chemical hazard standard EN 374-1:2003 (AS/NZS 2161.10.1:2005).
Solvex nitrile gloves have been developed to protect workers in daily contact with various hazardous substances by reducing their risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals and fluids that can penetrate into the blood through the skin and then be conveyed to the nervous system, brain, liver, kidneys or other vital organs.
The AlphaTec gloves combine high levels of grip on wet or lubricated surfaces, while offering chemical protection to give workers the grip and control to perform tasks without risking injury from slipping objects or muscular injury caused by sudden movement to retrieve slipping objects.
The HyFlex 11-628 Dyneema glove is designed to protect the hands, wrists and forearms of people who work in industries such as paper and print, metal fabrication, plastics injection and moulding, and glass, bottle and automotive manufacturing.
The PowerFlex 80-100 glove is designed for day-long comfort for people working in wet or dry conditions across a range of handling and carrying applications.
The HyFlex 111-435 glove is designed to provide high-level hand protection and day-long comfort for people required to handle slightly oily parts, glass, sharp objects, components, sheet metal and ceramics in industries such as automotive manufacture, mining, metal fabrication, glass and transport.
The proFood Safe-Knit disposable nitrile glove is a medium-weight, cut-resistant glove made with Dyneema yarn.
Vibraguard gloves are designed to minimise the risks and effects of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in the workplace.
The full-fingered VibraGuard is designed for tasks involving vibrations at frequency levels greater than 300 Hz.
The Ansell cut-resistant glove range comes in a wide array of styles and designs, offering a high level of protection, performance and comfort. PawGard has been added to the range, it offers cutting edge protection, made from multiple strands of high-tech Spectra that is ten times stronger than steel.
The Ansell Chemsafe website, www.ansellchemsafe.com, is a reference tool for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) professionals, employers and employees responsible for selecting the correct protective gloves for chemical handling applications. The website includes a comprehensive chemical handling guide and lists over 160 chemicals and critical information that ensures safe glove selection; OH&S data provides an insight into the costs associated with workplace injuries.
The new EN374 chemical and microorganism protection guidelines are in effect – do you understand the changes?
This breakthrough solution delivers advanced protection, performance and value for those working under a range of hazardous chemicals — without sacrificing the dexterity and comfort typically lost with thicker glove options.
Some industries, such as mining, are more prone to workplace injury than others. Cheap promises of reduced expenditure can lead to substantial financial consequences. Hand protection needs to be assessed on the extent to which it reduces worker injury and subsequent costs, not simply as a product with a desirable price point.
Selecting the best chemical glove protection for the task at hand is anything but easy. There are over 60 million registered chemicals — and every unique set of chemicals requires specific chemical protection.
It's important for health and safety managers to know about the rating systems used to classify hand safety PPE and which organisations are responsible for setting the standards. This knowledge will assist when determining the protective equipment needed for their employees and help reduce the number of workplace injuries.
Hand injuries are the main contributor to overall injuries sustained by workers in Australia. It is therefore important that both employers and employees are well-versed in standards for protective gloves. This white paper provides detailed insights on different risk categories and standards for protective gloves.