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  1. Recycled anti-cold gloves LATEX G-TEK 3RX COATING (set of 6 pairs)
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    Recycled anti-cold gloves LATEX G-TEK 3RX COATING (set of 6 pairs)

    As low as €53.77 €44.81 Regular Price €76.82
  2. G-TEK 3RX Recycled Protective Gloves (Pack of 12)
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    G-TEK 3RX Recycled Protective Gloves (Pack of 12)

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The work glove: for optimal worker protection

Some trades present risks for the skin, so that the wearing of work gloves is essential, for safety reasons, but also for hygiene . Indeed, some professions expose our hands to the risk of cuts, burns or other attacks by chemicals or fungi of all kinds. The risk is great: 27% of the cases of work accidents listed relate to the hand, against 7% for the foot.

There are direct exposure hazards in a work environment, affecting those who handle chemicals, or construction workers in contact with irritating products. The danger can also come from handling sharp, hot or even rough objects, which could directly injure the hands. The climate in the work environment, too hot or too cold, can also directly attack the hands. However, other factors, such as excessively repetitive gestures, can also cause hand function disorders. Frequent handling of electrical or mechanical tools also presents great risks. Apart from skin injuries, allergies, loose nails, cuts or crushing, much more serious problems, related to nerves and blood vessels, can also be diagnosed.

This non-exhaustive list of potential injuries motivates wearing work gloves to protect our hands from possible chemical, thermal, biological or mechanical attacks. You should know that the consequences of a hand injury can be serious. Nearly 165,000 cases of hand accidents were a source of work stoppage, i.e. 35% of the cases listed, according to Info Expo Protection. And still according to the same source, a hand accident would cost an average of €12,000. The most unlucky, with a proportion of 2.2% of accidents, even partially lost their capacity to work.

Eco-friendly gloves made of recycled polyester, coated with nitrile or latex

The G-Tek brand has worked to offer five pairs of eco-friendly gloves made of 90% recycled polyester, Oeko-Tex certified and packaged in biodegradable polybags . These gloves are not for single use but are designed to last over time.

3RX Smooth Recycled Safety Gloves are made from a recycled bottle.

Oeko-Tex is an ecological label aimed at certifying the sanitary and ecological qualities of textiles and leather, guaranteeing the absence of toxic products for the body and the environment.

We offer pairs of latex-free gloves, for those with latex allergies.

Oxwork now offers an eco-friendly offer for those who want to work while by being green. You can complete your eco-friendly style with tops, low, but also caps as well as safety shoes.

Certifications: quality and ecology.

Oxwork wants to guarantee its customers the best possible experience while respecting the environment. For this, the gloves are standardized according to the certifications that you can find below.

The EN 388 standard: gauges the resistance of textiles to abrasion, cutting, tearing and perforation.

The EN 420 standard: it governs all the other standards, it is essential for the gloves to be placed on the market.

Adapting your work glove to your professional environment

In leather, cotton, vinyl, neoprene, latex or even made of metal, work gloves are essential accessories to protect our hands from the dangers of certain trades. Depending on the sector in which you work, there is a type of safety glove, meeting the specific needs of this trade.

Handling gloves are indicated for those who work in the field of transport or maintenance, but also for those who evolve in assemblies. These gloves are very thick and are designed to protect the hands from the risk of cuts or tears.

For workers who handle chemicals, there are very resistant chemical protective gloves, which cover up to the forearm. However, you should know that the resistance of the material must be well chosen, depending on the type of product you are handling.

Staff working in the medical or food industry can use disposable gloves made of latex or nitrile. They are thin gloves, but they offer better address.

There are also safety gloves specific to certain working conditions, such as anti-cut gloves for glass and metal workers, tactile gloves for handling oily components, - insulating gloves for electricians, but also anti-heat gloves or anti-cold.

The performance criteria of a safety glove

To choose a safety glove that can give you optimum protection, you must choose it at the right size, to reduce the risk of irritation and improve the level of dexterity. If you have sensitive skin, you need a cotton lining, which is more breathable. You can also wear glove liners or wash your gloves regularly to remove as many traces of bacteria as possible. Likewise, if you work in humid conditions or in environments exposed to high heat, the cotton lining regulates perspiration better and demonstrates greater absorption capacity.

It is important to know that this equipment can be combined with other personal protective equipment such as safety shoes or a hard hat.

I don't want my gloves anymore, what should I do?

If I no longer want to wear my safety gloves and they are still in good condition, I can resell them on a second-hand site.

If they are too damaged, I look for a collection point for shoes so that they can be recycled in the appropriate sector. Above all, I don't throw my shoe in the normal trash can! This causes a problem in the recovery of my other waste.