ERGOFORM™ : Supporting Musculoskeletal Health
At Ansell, we recognize that hand health is important, and we are dedicated to improving healthcare workers’ daily experience through innovative glove design and manufacturing. The prolonged and repetitive movements a healthcare professional hands endure can cause muscle fatigue, discomfort and even carpal tunnel syndrome. We know that 50% of dental professionals experience hand fatigue and 65% experience carpal tunnel syndrome. That’s why finding the right hand protection that both maximizes productivity while minimizing fatigue and discomfort is critical.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified poorly fitting surgical or examination gloves as one of the ergonomic risks common in surgical and patient treatment areas. The types of gloves used will also affect the amount of hand and finger force associated with a task.
It’s time to stop putting up with gloves that don't fit, don’t support, and simply don’t work for you. Ansell’s uniquely designed ergonomic solutions offer better fit, better grip performance, and better range of motion.
We know the right protection starts with the right fit, because gloves that are too big can cause the hand to slip, wile gloves that are too small can compress the sensitive muscles within the palm and thumb region – leading to chronic discomfort and mobility impairment. It’s why we developed the first ambidextrous exam glove available in half sizes.
The amount of grip a glove delivers plays a major role in the amount of muscle effort required to securely handle, hold or manipulate objects. We’ve worked with experts to create a specific protocol allowing us to gauge a glove’s effect on both muscle effort and grip in wet conditions. This process certifies that even in wet environments, our gloves will deliver more performance while requiring less energy.
ERGOFORM™ Ergonomic Design Technology is a new technology that enables Ansell to design hand protection that supports musculoskeletal health during repetitive tasks and improves worker performance. In addition, our ergonomically designed gloves have received a 3rd party endorsement with a US Ergonomic Certification and have proven in laboratory tests to minimize the muscle effort required when compared to the competition.
Over time, the use of ergonomically designed gloves may lead to less downtime and fewer injuries, and therefore more consistent levels of quality and productivity.
Ansell is the only disposable glove manufacturer to offer ergonomically certified gloves. Contact us today to learn more about how Ansell’s ergonomically designed solutions can help you enjoy a longer, healthier career.