Revolutionary "wet-grip" technology
Poor grip when handling wet or oil-coated objects in industrial environments reduces comfort and causes increased stress, leading to fatigue, muscle strain, risk of carpal tunnel injury and consequently reduced output. That’s why finding ways to help workers maintain their grip on wet or oily objects has been a major concern for industry.
As the global leader in hand protection, Ansell has developed the revolutionary new Ansell Grip Technology™ (patent pending) to answer this demand from our customers. Ansell Grip Technology™ provides the ‘Gecko-like’ grip in adverse conditions that makes the difference between a sure hold and the breakages and waste that result from loss of grip.
Ansell Grip Technology™ gives your workers the grip, the control and the confidence to get the job done safely. Even when an object starts to slip, applying minimal extra force allows the glove wearer to regain a safe hold. Your workforce gains in both comfort and confidence – you gain in productivity.
Lack of grip can result in severe disorders
According to the US CDC, there is evidence of a link between forceful work and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Caused by repetitive hand/wrist exertions, and worsened further by the use of force as a risk factor, CTS is the second-most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder after sprains and strains. It consists in a compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which results in numbness, tingling weakness or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. CTS-related injury can result in an average of 25 days away from work for a worker, which is longer than for amputations or fractures.
(Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, "Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors", July 1997 and Worker Health Chartbook 2004, Chapter2)
These painful and often permanently disabling conditions generally develop over weeks, months and years and represent an occupational illness "time bomb" for the manufacturing and services sectors in particular. It is estimated that the total direct costs for all musculoskeletal disorders costs the US economy $50 billion annually (source: US OSHA)a safe hold. Your workforce gains in both comfort and confidence – you gain in productivity.