The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Ergonomics Department performed an extensive 7 month study of the KONG Impact Protection Glove. Given the absence of standards for determining true impact resistance, their engineers developed techniques for conclusive and repeatable measurements of the glove's ability to protect the human hand. The results prove, without a shadow of doubt, that KONG gloves are an excellent last line of defense for workers who are exposed to hand injury. Results from this third party study are shown below.
In 2007, ORR Safety was asked to participate in a steering committee made up of a collaborative, cross functional group of safety and operations professionals from ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Superior Energy and Chevron. The mission of this steering committee was to identify and address the most prevalent hand injuries consistently causing hairline fractures; bruising blows (back of the hand and fingers) and pinched fingers. The steering committee set a goal to reduce or eliminate these types of hand injuries in the oil and gas industry.
Several prototypes were tested until we achieved 80,000 hours in the field without a single hand injury, and an overall satisfaction rating of 4.32 on a 5.0 scale. With the approval of the steering committee, ORR Safety began delivering the KONG product line in October 2008.
Today, there are over 1,000,000 pairs of KONG gloves in the field and an impressive track record for reducing or eliminating hand injuries. KONG was the first and is still the most sought after glove for measurable injury reductions.
Designed by oil and gas industry experts to reduce if not eliminate the three biggest hand injuries.
Hairline Fractures Bruising Blows Pinched Fingers
Learn more about KONG gloves Contact Mark Wiktorski at +1.502.774.6455 or e-mail KONG@orrcorp.com