Injuries to hands and fingers are common in the workplace. This makes sense since we do most of our work using our hands.

“Cuts, lacerations and punctures – which often occur to the hands – are among the most common types of injuries keeping workers away from work.” (National Safety Council)

What also makes sense is wearing quality protection that is also durable and comfortable. At the same time, work gloves are not one-size-fits-all. Sometimes you need lighter protection with a lot of dexterity, and other times you need heavy-duty protection against blade penetration.

Glove Standards

When choosing hand protection, pay attention to the letters and numbers on your gloves. While the numbers are not on all gloves, they are on all Pyramex gloves.

Pyramex CorXcel Gloves

 

Gloves meeting the European standard (indicated by EN388) undergo abrasion, cut, tear, and puncture testing. Gloves are rated in 6 areas:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Cut resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Puncture resistance
  • Vertical force resistance
  • Impact resistance

The US standard (indicated by ANSI/ISEA105) also indicates the level of cut protection. Gloves are ranked based on how much weight is required to cut through material.

Pyramex Gloves Blade Pressure Rating Chart

Knowing these standards can help you choose the right glove your specific application. Each Pyramex glove featured in the next section is rated either with the European and US standard, and some have both.

Pyramex Gloves at SGUSA

From light to heavy-duty protection, Pyramex gloves have what you need for hand protection in the workplace. All of their gloves, including the Pyramex gloves featured below, meet either ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 or CE EN 388:2003 standards for hand protection, and many meet both.

Pyramex CorXcel GL601 Micro-Foam Nitrile Gloves

CorXcel GL601 Micro-Foam Nitrile Gloves ($2.15/pair)

Abrasion rating = 4; Circular blade cut rating = 1; Tear rating = 3; Puncture rating = 1

Made of 15-gauge nylon with a spandex liner, these gloves offer tear and abrasion resistance along with oil absorption foam to help increase grip. They also provide tactile sensitivity and dexterity.

Pyramex CorXcel GL602C3 Cut-Resistant Micro-Foam Nitrile Gloves

CorXcel GL602C3 Cut-Resistant Micro-Foam Nitrile Gloves ($3.90/pair)

ANSI cut level = 2; Abrasion rating = 4; Circular blade cut rating = 1; Tear rating = 3; Puncture rating = 1

With a 13-gauge cut resistance in addition to being tear and abrasion-resistant, these gloves also have foam that absorbs oil for increased grip.

Pyramex GL402C5 Series Poly-Torq Cut-Resistant Gloves

GL402C5 Series Poly-Torq Cut-Resistant Gloves ($5.69/pair)

ANSI cut level = 4; Abrasion rating = 4; Circular blade cut rating = 5; Tear rating = 4; Puncture rating = 3

The low particulate shed of these gloves along with their 13-gauge cut resistance makes them suitable for working with electronics and in cleanrooms. They also grip well without being sticky and offer tactile sensitivity and dexterity.

Pyramex Poly-Torq GL401 Gloves

Poly-Torq GL401 Gloves ($0.90/pair)

Abrasion rating = 4; Circular blade cut rating = 1; Tear rating = 3; Puncture rating = 1

These inexpensive gloves provide 13-gauge cut-resistance, are tear and abrasion-resistant and have a low particulate shed. They also grip well without being sticky and offer tactile sensitivity and dexterity. These features make them ideal for handling small parts.

Pyramex ArchonX Gloves

ArchonX GL501C5 Cut-Resistant Crinkle Latex Gloves ($4.70/pair)

ANSI cut level = 4; Abrasion rating = 3; Circular blade cut rating = 5; Tear rating = 4; Puncture rating = 2

The ArchnonX gloves have 13-gauge cut resistance and are tear and abrasion-resistant. They offer high elasticity and grip along with a crinkle latex palm that makes them suited for wet and dry conditions. They also remain flexible and durable over a wide range of temperatures.

Pyramex Quality

Whether you need light protection and maximum dexterity or heavy-duty protection, Pyramex gloves offer high-quality options. Finding the right gloves for you is not a choice to make lightly, especially considering they protect something you use almost constantly. The Pyramex gloves featured above can help you find the quality protection that is right for your hands and the work you do.