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PrimeSource Rolls Out New Cut-Resistant GRX Gloves

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, the average hand injury claim now exceeds $6,000, with lost time workers’ compensation claims reaching nearly $7,500.  The average reported hand injury results in six days off work. Hand injuries are the second most common injury on the jobsite, with cuts and lacerations being the number one hand injury.

Thus, PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial needs, is introducing a new range of cut-resistant gloves under itsGRX brand. The new range will meet the demands of American contractors and workers, who are looking for better cut protection, and more durability and value, without sacrificing comfort or dexterity.

“GRX offers workers the latest glove technology in comfort, fit and performance,” said Jarrett Adams, director of building accessories. “We’re adding more cut-resistance options for workers while offering the same levels of breathability and dexterity. This is a strong package to increase job-site safety, which is a big push for us.”

Some of the main features of the new GRX cut-resistant glove line include:

  • The 700 Series – PalmWick Breathable Palm Technology which allows the hand to breathe on the palm side of the glove. The special nitrile coating allows sweat and moisture to wick away through the palm.
  • The 600 Series – ExaGrip Latex Palm combines best in class durability and grip. This proprietary palm coating can handle the toughest and most abrasive tasks.
  • The 500 Series – Classic polyurethane palm coatings in multiple styles offers an ergonomic fit in traditional cut-resistant liners.
  • Each series offers a great grip in wet, dry and abrasive applications.
  • The range covers ANSI cut ratings A2-A6.
  • Available in sizes S-XXL.

“Our time on the jobsite with contractors showed that workers would often remove their cut-resistant gloves to perform certain tasks. We found that this was due to the gloves either being inflexible and bulky, or not breathable, which left workers hands hot and uncomfortable. With GRX gloves, workers will not need to take them off to perform dexterous tasks, this increases worker safety,” said Adams. “Our new technology is like a second skin that breathes and provides and a higher level of hand protection than anyone has been able to offer.”

The new cut-resistant technology meets ANSI standards and comes in a range of ANSI A-2 (500 grams to cut) for light to medium cut protection, all the way up to ANSI A-6 (6,000 grams to cut) for extreme cut hazards on the job.

“Hand injuries sideline millions of American workers every year, “Adams said. “Our cut-resistant GRX gloves are designed to help workers avoid injury.  This ensures the gloves are being worn, not left on their belt.”

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