Superior Gloves offer workers superior protection for hand safety.
Gloves are one of the best known pieces of protective clothing with a rich and storied history that reaches back to the birth of modern civilization. Ancient Egyptian boxers wore wrappings to protect their hands, and medieval knights and archers wore many types of gloves from leather finger guards to heavy metal gauntlets. Baseball gloves made an appearance to protect players' hands in the late 1870's. Doug Allison, a catcher for the Cincinatti Red Stockings, is the first player known to wear a glove in 1870. And in 1875, Charlie Wait, a first baseman for St. Louis, was reported to wear a glove--not at all surprising that catchers and first basemen would be the first ball players to recognize the value of hand protection.
Fast forward to modern industry and the wearing of protective gloves is commonplace to protect workers from a variety of potential hand injuries: cuts, abrasions and contusions; heat burns; electrical burns; harmful chemical exposure; just to name a few risks. Of crucial importance is to use the right glove to protect against the type of risks involved with the work you are doing. Leather, canvas or metal mesh gloves may prove most effective against cuts, burns and punctures; insulating rubber gloves may offer better protection against electrical hazards; while working with chemicals may demand the use of liquid resistant gloves. There is no substitute, though, for being acutely aware of your company's safety policies and the safety precautions associated with any particular task or materials or machines and tools in use. The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers rigorous guidance regarding personal protection equipment and hand protection at https://www.osha.gov. While there are limits to any protective gear as pressures, heat, levels of toxicity, etc., climb to extreme levels, hopefully, wearing protective gloves will prevent injury from the more commonplace and less extreme workplace risks and save your all important fingers and hands from abuse--Gloves are truly a low cost solution to keep you safe!