To Eliminate Laceration In The Glass Industry
British cut resistant clothing brand CutPRO is determined to help glass producers around the globe to reduce the number and severity of cut injuries and laceration. The company’s ultimate objective is to eliminate such injuries in the future.
Having officially announced its 2020 product range in September, CutPRO is extremely proud to have established close relationships with some of the world’s largest producers of float and high-performance glass. These relationships have resulted in new and improved garment designs, which reflect the information gathered. Customer feedback, extended research into potential risks and a clearer understanding of the precise work environment have proven invaluable. CutPRO senior product consultants have visited several plants and locations, met with senior health and safety officials and spoken to many glass workers, allowing each one to have an input. Fully understanding that cut resistant clothing and PPE is mandatory in work environments where cuts and lacerations are a potential risk, the company also wants to ensure the end user is comfortable and excited about wearing the garments. The temperature variation between the cold end and the hot end of a float glass plant can pose an extreme challenge to comfort and breathability, a factor which turned out to be of greatest importance when designing the latest garments. As highlighted in the ‘International Labour Organization Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety’, the main risks for professionals working in the glass manufacturing sector are cuts, lacerations and soft tissues puncture wounds. According to the ‘International Labour Organization’ about 93% of lost workday cases in the glass manufacturing sector result from injuries rather than occupational illnesses. Robert Kaiser, CEO of CutPRO and its parent company PPSS Group says: “We are extremely passionate about reducing the risk of laceration and cut injuries. Our dream is to eliminate cut injuries in the glass industry. We won’t stop until we have achieved precisely that”. “The handling of flat glass involves the risk of serious personal injuries. Accidents continue to happen especially in premises where glass is processed. Appropriate protective clothing should be worn particularly when glass is handled manually, and I strongly believe we can deem CutPRO Cut Resistant Clothing as appropriate.” CutPRO garments are fully CE marked and manufactured using the highly acclaimed and thoroughly fieldtested Cut-Tex PRO fabric. (About CutPRO®) CutPRO Cut Resistant Clothing is a pioneering brand of highly protective clothing, made from the world’s most reliable, fully certified and thoroughly field-tested cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex PRO.