In France, nearly one ⅓ of all accidents at work are hand accidents and small everyday accidents are not left behind. While the slightest injuries can be disabling, more serious cuts can take weeks or even months to heal.
To avoid the risk of a cut on the hand, it is important to adopt the right gestures and to choose the right protective equipment. Here is everything you need to know about cut resistant gloves.
How can I prevent cuts on my hand?
Cuts to the hand
are generally caused by the use of sharp tools of all kinds (cutters, scissors, high-pressure jets, saws, cutting machines, etc.) or by handling sharp materials such as glass or steel.
In some cases, the cut may be the result of a splinter or splintering.
The risk of cuts to the hand concerns many professions:
- Construction trades: roofer, worker ;
- Landscaping and agriculture: pruner, farmer, woodcutter ;
- Industrial occupations: handler, steel worker, production operator ;
- Other occupations: dustman, fireman, lorry driver, maintenance worker.
In private households, the risk of cuts occurs mainly during maintenance, repair, servicing or cleaning work.
Whether it is a small cut, a deep gash or a severance, all hand injuries must be treated as soon as possible.
What standard governs cut protection?
In France and Europe, the EN 388 standard governs mechanical risks such as abrasions, tears, perforations and, of course, cuts.
For some years now, the EN 388 test (designed to assess the resistance of materials and therefore of gloves) has included an ISO 13997 cut test to indicate the level of cut resistance.
At Rostaing, we take care to provide protection against the risks of high cuts by offering anti-cutting gloves with an index greater than 22 Newtons in the ISO 13997 test (Letters E and F).
The Rostaing cut resistant offer
In 2022, the ROSTAING cut resistant range includes more than 40 models that have achieved the highest level of cut protection (F) in the ISO 13997 test.
In addition to excellent protection and optimum safety, our range promises unparalleled comfort, excellent dexterity, optimum grip and references designed for very specific uses.
The BLACKTACTIL range of gloves is the first to have obtained the F level for cuts. With maximum cut resistance, the different references in the range are particularly appreciated for their comfort and their second skin effect thanks to the ergonomic technological mesh used in their manufacture.
The METALSTRONG model offers maximum resistance to mechanical risks including cuts (EN388/4X44F – ISO1997: 51.8N) thanks to its cowhide leather palm lined with a stainless steel and polyethylene-based technological weave.
Nitrile coated gloves: DURANIT-ULTRA & STOPOIL-CUT
The glove is made of an ultra-strong technological mesh that guarantees maximum cut resistance (cut level F), effortless freedom of movement and an incredible second skin effect.
As for the STOP-OIL-CUT reference, this is ideal for handling very sharp parts (cut level F) in oily and wet environments (handling, industrial maintenance, sanitation, etc.). Thanks to its technical mesh and nitrile coating, the STOP-OIL-CUT glove offers unrivalled protection to its wearer.
To find out more about our range of protective gloves, consult our 2022 catalogue.
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