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Top 10 Selling Products of 2020

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Liberty Glove and Safety (LGS) is a complete head-to-toe safety expert. Committed to providing exceptional safety solutions, we are excited to release our Top 10 Selling Products of 2020. In this list, you will find personal protective equipment (PPE) products that you need to replenish, don’t miss out.

Top 10 Selling Products of 2020

4729SP Coated Seamless Gloves

Our 4729SP Coated Seamless Gloves are one of our most cost-saving solutions in our product line. These gloves have a 10-gauge seamless knit shell with textured latex palm coating and handle protein-based oil applications well. If you are looking for a price point solution, these gloves will have you covered. Available in sizes S-XL.

4779RD A-Grip™ Coated Seamless Gloves

Our 4779RD A-Grip™ Coated Seamless Gloves feature premium to standard latex coatings for palm and finger protection in dry working conditions. Our 4779RD have a textured finish design reducing hand fatigue for improved work performance and are extremely comfortable for prolonged wear. Available in sizes: XS-2XL.

F4600 G-Grip™ Coated Seamless Gloves

Our original F4600 G-Grip™ Coated Seamless Gloves are in such high demand, so we have expanded through the years into a full line of different coating for various types of working environments. These 15-gauge nylon/lycra shell gloves come with micro-foam coating for enhanced breathability and higher abrasion resistance without compromising the grip. Available in sizes: S-2XL

A4938 X-Grip™ Cut Resistant Gloves

Our A4938 X-Grip™ Cut Resistant Gloves are no strangers to the spotlight. These A2 cut level gloves come with a 13-gauge WoolTran™ shell and polyurethane (PU) palm coating. Since the shell has no fiberglass, these gloves do not cause hand irritation. These gloves are ideal for protection against cuts, abrasions, and a range of applications. Available in sizes: XXS-2XL.

F4920RT  Z-Grip™ Cut Resistant Gloves

Our F4920RT  Z-Grip™ Cut Resistant Gloves provide an ANSI A4 cut level, forest green seamless shell with a black micro-foam nitrile palm coating. Superior in comfort, this high tensile strength to weight ratio glove provides abrasion resistance and cut resistance. It also comes with a nitrile coating reinforced thumb crotch. This non-slip, breathable glove is what you need when tackling tough working environments. Available in S-2XL.

C16002QG HiVizGard™ Class 2 Safety Vest

Our C16002QG HiVizGard™ Class 2 Safety Vest is a hi-vis green poly mesh fabric vest with a front zipper closure and one outside pocket. Providing 2” silver reflective stripes horizontally and vertically, this vest provides the high-visibility needed in low light environments. You can also find this safety vest in orange and with a black bottom. Available in S-6XL

1550 Plain Toe PVC Boots

From our DuraWear™ foot protection product line, our 1551 Plain Toe PVC Boots are our most popular over-the sock safety boots preventing injuries from falling objects, slips and falls. These 16” length boots are made of 100% PVC and provide a bar cleat outsole. This non-slip boot is an excellent rain boot in outside working environments. Available in sizes 5-15. Looking for more foot protection coverage? Our 1551 Steel Toe PVC Boots maintain our 1550’s boot construction and adds a steel shank for toe protection. Available in sizes 5-15.

1404 DuraShell™ 4-Point Cap Style Hard Hats

Our 1404 DuraShell™ 4-Point Cap Style Hard Hats are essential in head protection. Available in assorted colors, these ANSI certified hard hats are made from high density polyethylene (HDPU) and provide a low-profile design. With every worker’s comfort in mind, we included interior pillowed pads, height adjustment, and rain trough for around-the-brim protection in hot and/or wet environments. We also have 6-point suspension and full brim hard hats in stock. Additional colors available. One size fits all.

Don’t forget, LGS offers custom services like pad printing, silk screen printing, vend pack, service hang tags, and more. Elevate your brand identity with custom printed products. Visit libertysafety.com/services to learn more about our custom services today.

1715 i-NOX™ F-I™ Clear Frame and Lenses

Our 1715 i-NOX™ F-I™ Clear Frame and Lenses feature polycarbonate temples and a single-piece wrap around lens. There are many tasks in a work site that can cause eye injuries. These lenses are scratch resistant and keep out debris. All our i-NOX™ safety solutions are ANSI compliant too. Available in many lens, frame, and coating variations. One size fits all.

14310 DuraPlug™ Uncorded Disposable Foam Ear Plugs

Our 14310 DuraPlug™ Uncorded Disposable Foam Ear Plugs are continuously a top hit at LGS. Individually wrapped for easy distribution, these super soft slow-recovery tapered shape ear plugs are the perfect for long wearing comfort. With a noise reduction rating (NPR) of 32 dB, they are also ANSI s3. 19-1974 compliant. Available in one size only.

And there you have it – LGS’ Top 10 Selling Products of 2020. Did you see products you already have? Or did you see some products you didn’t know we had and needed? Remember, Liberty Glove and Safety is a head-to-toe safety expert that is continuously moving safety forward by adding new product to expand our breadth of product lines. In everything we do, we focus on delivering the best services and reliable safety solutions to you. Contact your sales expert today to learn more or visit us on our website www.libertysafety.com.

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8 Tips To Protect Employees From Cold Stress

Whether indoors or outdoors, workers exposed to cold temperatures are at risk of cold stress. Without the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), cold stress can lead to serious injury. OSHA reports cold stress can even be fatal so being aware of the risks and preparing ahead of time is critical to keeping workers safe on the job in cold weather conditions.

What Is Cold Stress?

Ideally, our normal body (“core”) temperature should stay around 98.6° through the process of thermoregulation. However, four particular factors can contribute to a drop in our core temperatures, resulting in cold stress:

  • Wind speed
  • Dampness
  • Cold water
  • Cold temperatures

When our bodies are exposed to cold conditions for extended periods of time, we begin losing heat faster and our bodies must work harder to keep our core temperatures at a safe level.

Who Is At Risk of Cold Stress?

Workers who are not adequately protected from the cold are at risk of developing cold stress.

Experts report that freezing or below-freezing conditions are not the only environments that can lead to cold stress. Temperatures as high as the 50s can cause cold stress when combined with rain and/or high wind and hypothermia – a symptom of cold stress – statistically happens more often in the Spring and Fall than wintertime.

Common occupations at risk of cold stress include:

  • Construction workers
  • Snow crews
  • Drivers/Transit workers
  • Emergency responders
  • Landscapers
  • Utility workers
  • Custodians/Janitors

It is important for employers and employees to be aware of the symptoms and to know how to respond in the event that symptoms arise to avoid potentially fatal consequences.

Cold Stress Conditions

OSHA reports three of the most common cold-related conditions are:

  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Trench Foot

When actively engaged in work, the symptoms of these conditions may be overlooked. Workers should stay vigilant for the signs of each condition for themselves as well as any others working with them. If any of these symptoms are experienced or observed, it is critical they stop what they are doing and seek the appropriate treatment.

Hypothermia

When our core temperature falls below 95°F (35°C), we will experience hypothermia. According to OSHA, at the onset of hypothermia, symptoms will include:

  • Shivering
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of coordination
  • Confusion/Disorientation

As the condition continues, advanced symptoms will include:

  • Blue skin
  • Dilated pupils
  • Slowed pulse/respiration
  • Loss of consciousness

Frostbite

Experts report that the most common body parts to be affected by frostbite are:

  • Cheeks
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Hands
  • Feet

Most of us have experienced cold hands or feet and workers may be tempted to continue working with cold hands or feet, believing they are simply cold. Frostbite happens in stages and according to experts, symptoms include:

  • Prickling feelings in the skin
  • Numbness
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Hard/Waxy appearance of the skin
  • Joint/Muscle stiffness
  • In extreme cases, blistering after being warmed up.

Trench Foot

Also termed Immersion Foot, this condition is the result of having wet feet for extended periods of time. The CDC reports symptoms of Trench Foot include:

  • Tingling/itching sensations
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Blotchy skin
  • Numbness
  • Prickling or heavy feeling of the foot

8 Tips For Avoiding Cold Stress

Employers have the responsibility of ensuring their workers are protected from the risks of working in cold environments. Training employees about the signs and symptoms of cold stress is the first step employers should take to prevent it. Here are some tips to ensure workers stay safe in cold conditions.

Layers of Clothing

OSHA suggests workers wear three layers of clothing:

  • An inner layer of wool, silk, or synthetic that will wick moisture away from the body while allowing the body to hold more heat than with cotton
  • Middle layer of wool or synthetic to provide insulation
  • Outer layer to protect against wind and rain and allows for ventilation to prevent overheating

They suggest the clothing should be loose-fitting because tight-fitting clothes restrict blood vessels and reduce blood flow.

It is also helpful to carry extra clothing or cold-weather gear, such as blankets in case what they are wearing gets wet or otherwise compromised.

Protect Extremities

As mentioned, the most commonly affected body parts in cold environments are the extremities and head. You should be sure employees are provided with insulated gloves to keep their hands warm. Thermal-lined coated cut gloves such as our Arctic-Tuff™ or Arctic- Z™ series will protect your hands from cold weather while offering protection and comfort.

Boots should be waterproof and insulated to keep feet warm. A hat that covers the ears will reduce the amount of heat loss from your head.

Schedule Jobs Around Hazardous Weather

If possible, avoid scheduling work during particularly harsh weather or cold fronts or schedule work during the warmest part of the day.

Provide Frequent Warm Breaks

When avoiding harsh conditions is impossible, be sure employees have access to frequent, adequate warm breaks.

Implement a Buddy System

Require employees to work in pairs so they can watch for symptoms of cold stress. In extreme weather such as blizzards or low-visibility conditions, make sure each employee is protected with our HiVizGard™ safety gear and attire.

Monitor Employees

According to OSHA, certain conditions can increase an individual’s risk of cold stress. Make sure employees are in the proper physical health to tolerate harsh weather conditions and do not have such health conditions as hypertension (high blood pressure), hypothyroidism, or diabetes.

Provide Safety Measures For Employees

Make sure there are thermometers and chemical hot packs in first aid kits, as well as warm fluids to drink in the event that employees begin experiencing any cold-related conditions.

Train Employees About Cold Stress

Make sure employees understand the signs and symptoms of cold stress and are able to recognize environments that pose risks of cold stress. Be sure they know what steps to take when cold stress occurs and how to stay safe from it.

Employees may be aware of rules and regulations but fail to follow them. That’s why it is important that everyone knows them, follows them, and/or enforces them. Implementing these precautions will provide extra protection for workers to avoid work-related cold stress.

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