A commonly forgotten detail (until the last minute, at least) for construction, energy, high-tech or bio-tech companies is the fact that your electrically certified gloves need to be tested for safety every 6 months. Six months goes by in the blink of an eye at most firms, but you can’t forget or ignore the OSHA required glove testing.
Luckily, many firms such as Utility Products & Testing in Tempe, Arizona, will let you know the date when you need to get the gloves retested at the time when you’re getting your gloves initially tested. This reminder is useful to keep the testing current and on schedule. Nothing is worse than scrambling to find a place to test 100 gloves in the next 24 hours. UPT offers electrical glove testing, as well as blanket testing for Class IV certification, and can turn around most client requests within a week.
If you live out of state, UPT accepts shipped-in test subjects, and will ship out the gloves after the testing is complete. To make things even simpler and safer, any gloves that do not pass can be replaced (and repurchased) by new gloves that test out properly.
Its this attention to detail that separates the prepared organizations from the unprepared, the successful from the unsuccessful. Beyond business success, the foremen, managers and on up to the owner of the company have a responsibility to provide safe attire for doing hazardous work in. Keep your employees safe and everyone wins.