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15 Ways to Beat the Heat When Working Outside at the Jobsite

15 Ways to Beat the Heat from Watson Gloves
Heat. Heat everywhere. Summer signals a time of heat and at times during the season, extreme heat. And if you’re working outdoors, you are at a higher risk of overheating. Roof work, construction, and any other industrial site that are outdoors are hot environments that can exacerbate overheating. During times of extraordinarily hot weather, it’s important to put safety as high priority. Why? Because the cost of overheating is not pretty.

Fortunately, we have all the essential tips to reduce overheating when working outside. We understand many occupations that involve outdoor work cannot simply be put to a halt. Knowing the ways you can protect yourself in the hot heat though will keep you both safe and productive.

5(ish) Things to Look for in a BBQ Glove

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Do you need a BBQ glove? Yes! Whether you’re a passionate pitmaster feeding a party of 50 or a home cook barbecuing for your family on a sunny weekend, a BBQ glove is an essential item to help beef up your BBQ game! There are different types of BBQ gloves, and depending on your application, it’s good to know what kind of BBQ glove works best for you. You don’t have to worry though, as we share with you the five things to look for in a BBQ glove so that you can find the perfect fit.

Watson Webinar Recap: ANSI/ISEA 138: What You Need to Know About the New Impact Standard

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ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 fills a very important gap in the standards infrastructure in North America. We have the EN388 standard in Europe and the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard in North America – these standards provide guidance around cut, puncture, abrasion, and chemical exposure. And although the EN388 standard tests for impact, it only tests impact on the knuckles and then provides a pass or fail rating. Thus, before ANSI/ISEA 138:2019, there was never a robust, comprehensive standard to address full dorsal impact protection for industrial gloves.

Virus Resistant Gloves

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The spread of COVID-19 worldwide has resulted in a pandemic like we’ve never seen before in our lifetime and also an increase demand and usage in personal protective equipment (PPE). With over a century (102 years and counting) of experience adapting and responding to the moving times in the past, facing a crisis is not new territory for us.

How to Safely Take Off a Pair of Gloves in 6 Steps

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Do you know how to safely take off your gloves? With the COVID-19 health crisis happening, people are being extra cautious by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks. Gloves are a simple and easy way to keep your hands clean when coming into contact with objects, surfaces and liquids. However, if removed improperly, you can potentially be spreading germs and bacteria on your hands, which defeats the purpose of keeping your hands clean and protected!

Keep the Germs Out! How to Wash Your Gloves and Keep Them Clean

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Updated on April 6, 2020

We hear the PSA (public service announcement) to wash your hands time and time again. But being hygienic has never been more important than ever before. We’re fighting a pandemic, and if left unwashed, dirty hands that slip into gloves can be housing a party of bacteria inside. When it comes to accumulating germs, polyester gloves are the worst culprit, followed by fleece, leather and wool.

ANSI/ISEA 138 – The New Impact-Resistant Gloves Standard and What You Need to Know

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Your hands are extremely important – they’re the most essential tool on the worksite but also susceptible to accidents and injuries. Safety standards and guidelines have been in place to help combat hand injuries but there has been a lack of performance-based standards and classification for impact protection in the North American market.