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Industry Insights from Experts & Everymen

Smoke signals are passé, newspapers are for packing glassware, and landlines are as popular as phone booths now. To get the skinny on safety, you gotta read The Tenacious Blog for the latest news and info on industry topics, trends, regulations, and more.

15 Mar 18

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St. Paul, Minn. (March 15, 2018) – When the workers at a large North American coal mine couldn’t find a glove to punch back against the punishment dished out by a day of roof bolting, they looked to Ergodyne to help them design, build and test one that could. Read More

8 Feb 18

Why Wear Anti-vibration Gloves?


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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Anybody who’s ever spent a few hours weed eating, pushing a lawnmower around the yard or going for a lengthy bike ride has probably experienced it on some level: tingling and numbness in the hands and arms.

It’s not your imagination. Hand-arm vibration is a real thing. Read More

18 Oct 17

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Anti-Vibration Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 18, 2017) – The effects of recurring hand/arm vibration may not be as immediate or visible as a cut or puncture, but just like those hazards, the damage can be both severe and permanent. That’s why Ergodyne has revamped its Anti-Vibration Series, introducing six updated and one new ProFlex® models made with an innovative technology for workers exposed to vibrating tools and equipment, and those who use tools and equipment that produce an impact or shock to the palm. Read More

7 Sep 17

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Cut Resistant Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 07, 2017) – On the heels of its first release of an ANSI/ASTM cut level A6 glove (the ProFlex® 812CR6) in April, Ergodyne has announced two more gloves featuring extreme cut protection. Both the ProFlex® 814CR6 Thermal Utility + Cut Resistance Gloves and ProFlex® 925CR6 Performance Dorsal Impact-Reducing + Cut Resistance Gloves deliver enhanced protection from cut and slash while maintaining dexterity and flexibility. Read More

26 Apr 17

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812CR6 Cut Resistant Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (April 27, 2017) – Ergodyne strengthened the cut resistance in its Trades Gloves Series today. The Armortex®-backed palm on the new ProFlex® 812CR6 Utility + Cut Resistance Gloves delivers enhanced protection from cut, slash and puncture without significant loss of dexterity or flexibility. Read More

30 Mar 17

Cut Protection: What Should I Know?


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Cut Protection Gloves

The closest most workers come to cut-risk exposure is of the paper kind. But for industrial and trade workers, the risk of suffering cuts, slashes, nicks and abrasions is simply part of the gig. So, selecting the proper glove as part of a smart safety culture is crucial to protecting their most important tools for the job: their hands. Read More

24 Jan 17

Identifying a True Winter Work Glove


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Identifying Thermal Work Gloves

The bitter cold of winter can expose many so-called thermal work gloves for exactly what they are – retro-fitted all-season gloves crammed with cheap insulation and made using materials that actually absorb water and let cold air in. Here’s how to spot winter hand protection that works – and why it matters. Read More

18 Jan 17

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St. Paul, Minn. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Ergodyne announced today that it has added hi-vis color options to best-selling models in its ProFlex® Trades Gloves Series. The 710 Hi-Vis Heavy-Duty Utility Gloves and the 812 Hi-Vis Utility Gloves provide the tried-and-true protection of the Trades Series while also improving a worker’s visibility and conspicuity. Read More

15 Nov 16

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Thermal Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (Nov. 15, 2016) – Ergodyne announced today it has refreshed and redesigned its ProFlex® Thermal Series Gloves. All told, six models were updated and one model was added to give more traditional thermal gloves workplace functionality. Read More

4 Oct 16

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ProFlex DIR Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (October 5, 2016) – Ergodyne unveiled today its updated and refreshed ProFlex® Dorsal Impact-Reducing (DIR) Series Gloves. Included are four models that boast patent-pending protection schemes, as well as technology enhancements to improve grip, increase cut protection and provide additional warmth in cold weather applications. Read More