Because cuts, lacerations and punctures account for the greatest number of back-of-house injury claims (a reported 22% in restaurants, retail foodservice, and non-commercial kitchens), it’s important to get a handle on prevention.
The combination of sharp tools—including knives, slicers, grinders, mixers and blenders—with the demanding, fast-paced environment of most kitchens makes for a perfect storm when it comes to the potential for injuries. Preventing cuts, lacerations and punctures makes good business sense for so many reasons.
DayMark Safety Systems, a leader in food safety innovations and developers of the popular MenuPilot™ application and MenuCommand™ web portal, has brought its pioneering approach to the effort to reduce cuts, lacerations and punctures in the kitchen.
If the glove fits, they will wear it
DayMark’s new CRG-5.2 cut-resistant glove provides a rugged yet comfortable glove that employees will actually want to wear. “The 13-gauge seamless construction is made up of high-performance synthetic fibers and reinforced knitting in key strike zones,” explains Ed Sharek, category manager of facility and personal safety at DayMark. “This glove provides ANSI A5 and A2 cut resistance, combined with a comfort level that no other cut-resistant glove offers.”
Sharek says the CRG-5.2 glove is ambidextrous, providing versatility for left- and right-handed users. “We have listened to the input, requests and desires of our customers. We’ve seen that, if a safety product is not easy to use and comfortable, if it doesn’t stay out of the way of the work that needs to be done, it’s tough to get people to use it,” he adds. “That’s why we’ve developed a cut-resistant glove that we’re proud of and our customers will love.”
Tough glove, reasonable price
The DayMark CRG-5.2 offers a balance of quality and affordability. In addition to its ruggedness and versatility due to being ambidextrous, this cut-resistant glove is color coded to indicate size. It offers extreme comfort and ﬁt for optimum performance during food prep. “That means the CRG-5.2 glove is one that people will want to wear because it provides protection without interference,” Sharek asserts.
DayMark notes that the CRG-5.2 cut resistant glove holds up to heavy use in the busiest of environments. Reinforced knitting in key areas provides ANSI A5 cut resistance while ANSI A2 cut resistance is present in all other knit areas for additional cut protection during food prep.
Best of all, it’s reasonably priced at just over $12 (MSRP).
Food safety and personal safety in one comfortable glove
“Another important feature of the DayMark CRG-5.2 is its antimicrobial material, which helps resist harmful bacteria and reduces the risk of contamination,” says Sharek. “That is congruent with DayMark’s total commitment to food safety.”
This cut-resistant glove has been third-party tested and proven to be machine washable without losing its cut resistance and antimicrobial property. And, DayMark has obtained 21 CFR direct food contact approval for the CRG-5.2 glove.
Made in the U.S. and readily available, the CRG-5.2 cut resistant glove is ready to easily fit into any kitchen and help reduce cuts, abrasions and punctures.
For more information on DayMark's newest innovations, call 800-847-0101 toll-free or visit DayMark at the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show at Booth #806.
This post is sponsored by DayMark Safety Systems