HIGH RISK ON THE RIG:
LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2011) – Workers on oil rigs and refineries battle difficult conditions on a daily basis to get the job done. Hands-down, it’s one of the toughest environments for workers’ hands.
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But one new safety solution is already making headway in reducing hand injuries in this industry. In 2010, Mechanix Wear, the inventor of the high-performance glove category, created an innovative line of high-tech, hard-working oil and gas gloves. Designed through extensive proprietary field research with oil and gas workers in a variety of settings, the unique Safety M-Pact® ORHD gloves deliver excellent grip, water- and oil-resistant performance and structural protection from injuries.
"In the past, oil and gas workers wore cotton or canvas gloves, often going through several pairs a day," said Brian Lunniss, director of research for Mechanix Wear. "This didn’t offer the support they needed to do their jobs effectively or provide the protection they needed to prevent injuries. We spent a great deal of time learning in the field with workers to understand what they really needed in a glove. We have already seen great results in terms of reduced injuries and improved grip and performance. We’re continuing to study this field to see how we can bring additional safety improvements for these workers."
Based on the research and testing, Mechanix Wear engineered the Safety M-Pact® ORHD gloves with: