There are some life aspirations definitely worth pursuing. For MCR Safety it is creating the perfect glove; a glove that protects countless workers. What many concrete companies do not understand is the intricate process involved in creating the ultimate glove, from material selection all the way to design work. At its core, the overall new product development process requires uncompromised dedication and a passion for protecting people.
At MCR Safety, our attention to detail, lab testing, and quality material selection all went into creating the UltraTech MC503 Multi-Task Glove, one we believe comes close to perfection. In short, we believe this multitask glove serves as the ideal protective solution for many concrete workers. We thought it would be helpful to put together a detailed breakdown of the MC503 - UltraTech Multi-Task Glove and why this glove ranks high in protection, comfort, and durability.
Back of Hand Impact Protection
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 76% of hand injuries are the result of cuts and crushes. Even more alarming is the fact that in 2017, over 200,000 recordable hand injuries were attributed to being "struck by" or "caught between” objects. These stats are a major reason why we put an extraordinary amount of time, care, and attention into engineering the MC503 - UltraTech Multi-Task Glove. Without further ado, lets break down the top five reasons why it is the ideal solution for concrete workers.
1) Sonic Welded TPR
With such a high risk of crush hazards and pinpoint injuries in the ndustry, built-in shock absorption is critical to protecting a worker’s hands. As we discussed in the blog post “Common Crush and Pin Point Hazards,” a construction site has numerous hazards that could cause back-of-hand injuries:
- Heavy material handling, such as concrete blocks
- Unsecured materials that fall, slide, and collapse
- Working with heavy chains, heavy pipes, and overall heavy equipment
- Using tools that are loose and cracked, that eventually break apart
- Working in close quarters, where pinch points are common
With these hazards front of mind, MCR Safety has made this glove with Sonic Welded TPR, preventing knuckles from being cut, scrapped, and smashed. The sonic welding also offers increased comfort versus sewn TPR which can cause irritation.
2) ANSI A5 Cut Protection DSM® Diamond Tech Protection
The nature of concrete manufacturing is one where workers will inevitably be operating heavy-duty machinery and handling abrasive materials. These working environments have the potential for cutting or puncturing an individual’s hands. Our glove can help one avoid most injuries, due to being made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology. The result is a high-quality glove, reinforced with premium material for maximum cut protection while also boasting flexibility and comfort. The MC503 protects users with impressive resistant scores: ANSI Cut A5, ANSI Abrasion 4, and CE Puncture 4.
Pictured above is a worker around rebar, a major cause for many cut and puncture injuries.
3) Premium Goatskin Leather Palm
Although safety is paramount, comfort is key to guaranteeing gloves will be worn frequently and used to their maximum potential. Goatskin, the palm material found on the MC503, provides the user with a natural lanolin content that keeps gloves and hands soft. In addition, workers encounter some rough materials. Goatskin is proven to be very strong leather, with great tensile strength while providing greater tactile sensitivity.
A goatskin palm is ideal for touch abrasive work and for tactile sensitivity for tool handling.
4) Strength and Durability with DuPont™ Kevlar® Reinforcements
With repetitive motion, pushing, pulling, and the friction of tools, machinery, and other materials, a glove made with durability in mind is key to protecting employees. Investing in a highly durable glove reduces the need to constantly replace gloves because of wear and tear. The MC503 uses DuPont™ Kevlar®, commonly known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor. Industries that necessitate such armor, like military and law enforcement, require gear made with extreme durability and strength. The glove uses rough, textured DuPont™ Kevlar® to reinforce the thumb crotch, strengthening a common breakout area during heavy-duty wear and tear. This fortification is highly needed when handling heavy tools, pipe, and rigging.
5) ID Panel for Personalization
Easily distinguish your gloves from everyone else’s glove. When you pay good money for a premium glove, you want to be the only person wearing it. The inner ID panel clearly helps makes this possible and helps avoid jobsite confusion.
How to Choose the Right Glove for Your Operation
At MCR Safety we understand that the process of selecting the right gear can be confusing, with a variety of options and technical jargon. In an effort to help educate manufacturers, we put together an extremely informative and comprehensive resource page with information on much of the different technology used in our products. This page also includes access to a Glove Sizing Guide and laundering specifications for the different materials used in our products.
Ultimately, one of the best resources available is our 360 Protection Program, built to help employers perform a complete assessment and review of their current safety gear performance. This service provides an emphasis on direct and indirect cost savings, productivity, and risk reduction, for now and in the future.
Lastly, you can also go ahead and order a small sample of the MC503 gloves directly on our site to give them a try.
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