Outfitting Your Workers With The Right Safety Gloves Is All In Your Hands

Tyndale often supplies protective gloves to its managed program customers. Tyndale offers a fully managed glove program to support internal tracking of employee protective glove purchases and avoid over spending. To ensure a wide variety of cut resistant, arc rated, and fire resistant gloves for your company’s specific on-the-job hazards, Tyndale works closely with many of the largest glove companies. Tyndale offers over 100 different styles of protective work gloves from leading brands like Stauffer, Youngstown Gloves, and more.

Why your employees need protective work gloves: 

  • Prevent puncture wounds
  • Provide protection from chemical burns and injures
  • Protection against thermal hazards
  • Prevent absorption of hazardous substances
  • Prevent cuts and burns
  • Prevent loss of fingers and hands

How it works:  

Implementing a glove program is as easy as contacting your dedicated Tyndale Account Management Team to ask about our glove options. Your Account Management Team helps to determine which flexible Tyndale program best suits your needs. Tyndale then helps customize a glove catalog making it easy to choose from Tyndale’s selection of protective work gloves. Simply add gloves alongside FRC as part of your existing program, or create a separate catalog with a separate allotment or allowance for gloves – it’s your choice!

Tyndale offers a wide selection of gloves that meet the various protective standards below:

  • ASTM F2992-15 Cut Resistant Standard: The ANSI/ISEA 105 ASTM F2992-15 standard uses a straight blade to measure cut resistance on a 20 millimeter distance. This test ranges from cut levels A1 to A9 and is represented in grams. This scale allows for testing higher cut resistant materials and to more accurately categorize them for results up to 6000 grams. The old scale peaked at 3500 grams for ANSI cut level 5.
  • EN 388 Mechanical Glove Standard: The mechanical risk standard was updated in 2016 as a consequence of new innovation and new materials in the glove market. According to this standard, characteristics such as abrasion resistance, cut resistance, tearing strength, puncture resistance and impact protection are tested.
    • Abrasion Resistance: The material is subjected to abrasion by a sandpaper under a determined pressure. The protection level is indicated on a scale of 1 to 4 depending on the number of turns required until a hole appears in the material. The higher the number, the better the resistance to abrasion.
    • Cut Resistance, Coup Test: To test the cut protection of the gloves, a knife is passed over the glove material until it cuts through. The protection level is given by a number between 1 and 5, where 5 indicates the highest cut protection. If the mineral dulls the knife during this test, the cut test ISO 13997(TDM test) shall be performed instead.
    • Tearing Strength: Measuring the force required to tear the glove material is indicated by a number between 1 and 4, where 4 indicates the strongest material.
    • Puncture Resistance: The puncture resistance is based on the amount of force required to puncture the material with a tip. The protection function is indicated by a number between 1 and 4, where 4 indicates the strongest material.
    • Cut Resistance, TDM Test ISO 13997: This test involves a straight blade being drawn across the sample in one movement, with a new blade every time. The ‘stroke length’ before cut-through is recorded for a range of forces and graphs plotted to predict the force required to cut through the glove in 20mm of travel. This force is used to calculate a score from A to F, with F being the highest rating.
  • ASTM D6413: ASTM D6413 is the Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (vertical test). ASTM D6413 is used to determine flame resistance of fabrics used to protect against both electric arc and flash fire hazards.
  • ASTM F2675/F2675M-13: This test method is used to determine the arc rating of hand protective products in the form of gloves, glove materials, glove material systems, or other protective products designed to fit on the hand and specifically intended for electric arc flash protection use as protective accessories for workers exposed to electric arc heat flux values from 84 to 25,120 kW/m2 [2 to 600 cal/cm2s].

Get started today:

Tyndale’s program enables your organization to centralize purchasing through a glove allotment or allowance program and save money, ensure all workers are wearing products to protect against on-the-job hazard, manage budget spending, and eliminate internal tracking of glove allowances.  All this is designed to meet your company’s specific glove requirements and budget. All items Tyndale sells are vetted for compliance with applicable industry standards and backed by our warranty and 35+ years of industry experience.

For more information on Tyndale’s glove program options, please contact us at www.tyndaleusa.com/contact-us/. Your National Account Executive works with you to add gloves to your existing FR clothing program or help you get started with a Tyndale-managed glove program today!

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