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PinchGuard gloves feature fingertip protection

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October 28, 2019
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety

New release from Superior Glove protects fingers from crush, pinch hazards

Superior Glove in Ontario has announced the release of a family of gloves featuring PinchGuard, a new technology that protects fingertips from workplace crush and pinch hazards. Gloves within the PinchGuard family feature additional protections specific to each glove’s purpose, including abrasion resistance, cut resistance and impact resistance.

Initially developed for use in industries such as mining and oil and gas, field testing of the PinchGuard technology found that the innovative fingertip protection proved invaluable in myriad applications across various industries.

“This particular innovation was in development for quite some time,” says Joe Geng, vice-president of Superior Glove. “A whisky manufacturer was thrilled to discover that our PinchGuard gloves protected workers’ hands from getting crushed while rolling barrels — something that until now, workers had just accepted as part of the job.”

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The new gloves include two goatskin leather gloves, each offering their own specific benefits.

The gloves are part of Superior Glove’s Endura® line and offer excellent abrasion resistance coupled with puncture resistance rated at ANSI Level 3.

One glove offers intelligent lining to keep hands dry and comfortable all day, while the other has Kevlar® lining and back-of-hand protection to safeguard against cuts and impacts, rated ANSI Level A4 and 2, respectively.

Superior Glove is a hand- and arm-protection manufacturer based in Acton, Ont.


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