A glove trial is the process of field-testing different models of safety gloves, either from a single source or several manufacturers, in order to identify the best glove for a particular job.
When done correctly, the benefits of a glove trial include:
- Improved hand safety program and equipment and reduced rate of hand injuries.
- Increased awareness of hand safety issues among workers.
- Higher rates of compliance with hand safety PPE requirements.
- Reduction in costs related to hand protection through increased efficiency and durability of work gloves, as well as reduced insurance rates, medical costs, and workers comp claims.
Because work conditions can vary from one job to another, there is no way to tell how effective a particular safety glove will be without testing it in the field to see how it protects against the actual hazard encountered in the workplace.
Check out our guide on how to conduct an effective glove trial and get started with your own today.Download PDF