Hand protection must be appropriate for the application at hand, especially when working with machinery and equipment.

Hand protection must be appropriate for the application at hand, especially when working with machinery and equipment. Opting for the highest cut level is not always the most suitable choice, as these high cut levels are designed for specific scenarios including handling heavy, sharp objects, like steel sheets and glass panes. In cases with lower cut risks, selecting a cut level to match the application risks is advisable.

Understanding that cut resistance does not guarantee comprehensive cut protection is crucial. When a worker encounters a sharp tool or object, the use of the appropriate cut-resistant glove significantly reduces the likelihood of injury. A situation where a worker could lose a finger can be changed into one where only minor scratches are suffered.

Nevertheless, it is essential to recognize that recommending gloves with the highest level of cut protection does not automatically equate to providing the highest level of safety or ensuring the right fit and feel for the task at hand. Ensuring an appropriate cut resistance level for the specific job enhances safety and optimizes grip and control at the most appropriate cost.

In addition to determining the appropriate level of cut protection for the machinery and equipment industry, various factors should be considered. These include dexterity, grip, and other elements such as touchscreen compatibility, puncture resistance, or heat resistance. The best protective solutions are designed expressly for specific tasks within the industry.

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Ansell is a global supplier of personal protection (PPE) equipment solutions designed for workers in a wide range of industries. Ansell's customers include businesses engaged in the Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare and Scientific sectors, as well as many other business sectors. Ansell has developed a global presence that includes sales, operations and manufacturing sites in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide. Ansell's position as a market leader has evolved over more than 100 years of history and can be attributed to our history of providing innovative protection solutions to workers through a deep understanding of the worker experience.

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