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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This is not about gloves - it’s about the Glove Guru Blog


I’ve been discussing gloves here for over 4 years now since 2008. That’s a lot of glove speak about gloves.  The subscriber base has increased dramatically and the antiquated Google FeedBurner which delivers my posts to you just doesn’t cut it these days. Too many delays, too many problems, and no support forced me to jump to a more robust platform to deliver my glove news and posts to you. 

The new feed for my posts is called FeedBlitz. It offers similar functions as before but with more management tools and more reliability. 

Actually, this post is actually and “hopefully” being delivered by the FeedBlitz program.  I don’t want all of you to confirm that you received this post or I will be reading e-mails for days. However, I would appreciate hearing from a few of you (friends and the other glove gurus) to confirm that your subscription was transferred properly as a quality control issue. 

Once I confirm that everything is working properly again, I’ll be announcing a new glove line being featured this fall at our Olga Gloves shop in St. Thomas, USVI. 


Thursday, July 19, 2012

GO Greens Bamboo Gloves – 3 Years and 10 ½ tons later


This week marks the 3rd Anniversary of the introduction of our GO Greens Bamboo Gloves

Out of curiosity, I reviewed our files and discovered that we have produced over 10 ½ tons of our bamboo gloves. That’s 21,375 US lbs. to save you time calculating. It’s not surprising if you look at our warehouse and the ocean freight shipping containers behind our loading dock. 

However, the weight numbers are surprising when you pick up a pair of these lightweight but heavy duty multi-purpose utility gloves made from bamboo. 

As a GO Green Glove user, you’ve made our planet greener, our air fresher, reduced landfill burden, and saved yourself some money at the same time. 

If you’re not a user yet and want to learn more about GO Green Gloves click on this link: GO Greens Bamboo Gloves 

Since our GO Green Glove business continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how the next three years will weigh out. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bionic Golf Gloves – The golf gloves with the backing of science


As you all know, I’m a glove guru but these golf gloves were designed by a leading orthopedic hand surgeon. It’s hard to beat design technology based on the anatomy of the hand and the science of ergonomics. 

The few notable examples are:

Anatomical Relief Pads
Pre-Rotated Finger Design
Web and Motion Zones

These gloves sell themselves once a golfer purchases his or hers first pair. And, since I like to keep these posts brief and there is much more to say, I suggest you go to the link below to see and learn more about these gloves. 

  
If you’re interested in trying a glove for yourself, send me an email at my profile link and I’ll send you a special code for free shipping. Simply mention this post. 

In my next post, I’ll share some new information about the new Bionic Gardening Gloves.  These are another unique must have glove for gardening.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Electrical Safety Glove Classifications


I often get calls asking what class of rubber insulating gloves is required for specific levels of voltage. The following is information from OSHA. 

Employees who work in close proximity to live electrical current may require a variety of electrical insulating protective equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines this in their electrical protective equipment standard (29 CFR 1910.137) which provides the design requirements and in-service care and use requirements for electrical-insulating gloves and sleeves as well as insulating blankets, matting, covers and line hoses. 

Electrical safety gloves are categorized by the level of voltage protection they provide. Voltage protection is broken down into the following classes:

Class 00 – Maximum use voltage of 500 volts
Class 0 – Maximum use voltage of 1,000 volts
Class 1 – Maximum use voltage of 7,500 volts
Class 2 – Maximum use voltage of 17,000 volts
Class 3 – Maximum use voltage of 26,500 volts
Class 4 – Maximum use voltage of 36,000 volts 

Other requirements include daily inspections for any damage before each day’s use and retested and certified every six months. 

You can print a copy of the Electrical Glove classification, voltage levels, and labeling chart by clicking on this “CHART” link.