Cut resistant knit sleeve technologies, such as Kevlar®, have been around for years in steel plants. Problem is, they offer little to no puncture protection and get hot and sweaty. They also end up falling down like a tube sock, exposing workers arms to hazards on the job site.
MOST LACERATIONS BEGIN WITH A PUNCTURE
The fact is, a lot of industrial injuries occur with an initial puncture and lead to a cut or laceration injury. With knit (Kevlar) arm sleeves, hazards can actually poke through the open knit and cut the skin without cutting the arm sleeve.
60% COST SAVINGS BY SWITCHING TO HEXARMOR®
In addition to the greater degree of cut and puncture protection, implementing HexArmor® arm protection can create a cost savings of up to 60%. HexArmor® conducted a study based on a metal fabrication plant with 200 employees. This plant was averaging 6 lacerations per year with an average associated cost of $11,000. By implementing HexArmor® they eliminated these injuries for an annual savings of over $66,000.
|Attributes||HexArmor® AG10009S||Kevlar® Arm Sleeve|
|Cut Resistance||ANSI/ISEA Level A8 (4425 grams)||4200 Grams|
|Usage per Employee||1 pair/6-12 Months||1 pair/week|
|Total Yearly Cost||$24,792||$48,000*|
Additionally, the extended wear life of the HexArmor® cut resistant sleeves reduced their monthly average cost per employee from $9.85 to $4.09.
*Study based on metal fabrication plant with 200 employees switching from Kevlar to HexArmor arm protection saved them 60% on product costs due to the longevity of the HexArmor arm protection.