KONG Gloves for the oil and gas industry
ORR Safety and its select partners are the exclusive worldwide distributors for the KONG glove. ORR Safety is the largest privately owned safety company in the USA and the supplier of choice for over 35% of the Fortune 100 companies. It distributes over 27,000 SKUs of personal protection equipment to 10,000 customer locations.
Since 1948, ORR Safety has grown to represent over 600 of the offshore industry’s leading manufacturers, covering all aspects of industrial safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and fire-related equipment and supplies.
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Hand-protection gloves for the oil and gas industry
Developed in 2007 by Ironclad Performance Wear and ORR Safety, the KONG glove is designed specifically for the oil and gas industry to reduce and eliminate the risk of costly hand injuries, including hairline fractures, bruising blows and pinched fingers.
With the support of the Safety Committee members and their companies, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Superior Energy, the KONG underwent over 80,000 hours of field testing and entered production in July 2008.
Back-of-the-hand protective glove
The KONG glove offers excellent hand protection with the following features:
- Impact-absorbing 3D thermoplastic rubber ribs
- Four heavy-duty rubber ribs, designed to absorb and dissipate impacts to the back of the hand
With foam rubber padding placed between fabric layers, the KONG glove provides added protection and flexibility. An additional band of thermoplastic rubber protects against more severe impacts.
Finger and thumb protection
One of the most unique features of the KONG glove is the 3D thermoplastic finger ribs. These impact-absorbing ribs provide extra protection, while offering flexibility because of their unique flexible joint construction.
Enhanced grip gloves
The KONG glove has impregnated PVC dots adhered to the palm of the glove, which enhances the overall grip. Additionally, the raised PVC dots extend the life of the glove by absorbing wear away from the palm fabric.
Durable Teflon-coated, synthetic leather gloves
The KONG glove has a second layer of long-wearing Teflon-coated synthetic leather material added to the palm of the glove. Reinforced cross stitching was also added to reduce the friction caused by multiple layers of fabric rubbing together.
ID tag for employee names
With an ID tag for employee names, each employee has the ability to individually mark their gloves. This helps to control usage and cost.
Machine washable gloves
The KONG glove is easily washed for extended wear and personal hygiene.
Wrist and sleeve protection
The KONG’s 2.5in Neoprene Cuff provides additional wrist and forearm protection. The Neoprene Cuff easily pulls over long sleeves to reduce snag hazards.
Flexible, high dexterity gloves
The KONG’s unique thermoplastic rib joint design offers surprising comfort and flexibility. The form fit provides excellent dexterity.
The KONG’s bright orange coloring and yellow ribs help to track hand placement, which ensures the users hands are easily seen by operators from a distance.
ORR distributes produces from the following manufacturers: 3M, Lakeland, Ansell, MCR Safety, Capital Safety, MSA, Jackson Safety, North Safety Products, Industrial Scientific, Scott Health & Safety, Kimberly-Clark and Sperian.
Over the past five decades, ORR Safety has developed a reputation as one of the country’s premier experts in industrial safety. Staffed with experienced and well-trained personnel, ORR is uniquely positioned to assist in lowering the overall cost of safety programs, while at the same time improving safety levels in your organization.
ORR Safety has released a free white paper on its range of KONG gloves for the oil and gas industry. In early 2007, a safety committee comprised of members from some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies targeted hand injuries as one of the key safety initiatives for the year. It