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CutPRO's 2020 range to reduce injuries in glass industry

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Sep '19
Pic: Business Wire
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British cut resistant clothing brand, CutPRO, has launched its 2020 product range in order to help glass producers around the globe to reduce the number and severity of cut injuries and lacerations. With the new collection, CutPRO is has also established close relationships with some of the world’s leading producers of float and high-performance glass.

The new 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, the company said in a press release.

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 Organisation 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 Organisation’ about 93 per cent of the lost workday cases in the glass manufacturing sector results from injuries rather than occupational illnesses.

“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 injury. 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,” Robert Kaiser, CEO of CutPRO said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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