Author Archives: Barb Abrahms

About Barb Abrahms

CEO and co-founder of PalmFlex. Contributor to the PalmFlex blog. Abrahms has over 20 years of experience consulting her team and customers on their ideal personal protective equipment (PPE) needs for a variety of industries and applications.

Best Construction Clothing & PPE

Best Construction Clothing & PPE

Construction is an essential yet inherently risky line of work. In fact, one in five worker fatalities in the private sector is in construction. This is why having the best construction clothing and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are important investments that everyone in high-impact work environments should have on hand. Combined with proper training and regular inspections, construction safety wear can literally save lives. 

There are many types of PPE available, and each can play an important role in your next project. You can find it all at PalmFlex by shopping from the best construction workwear brands like Showa Atlas, Majestic, PIP and more. Use the buyer’s guide below for our best construction clothing and PPE recommendations.

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How to Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace

Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace

Every year, thousands of workers around the country fall victim to heat stress injuries and illnesses. However, workers can beat the heat by taking proper safety precautions and by wearing the right warm weather workwear like cooling vests and other cooling apparel. Continue reading to learn how to prevent heat stress in the workplace.

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Top 6 Best Nitrile Gloves in 2021

Best Nitrile Gloves | PalmFlex Buyer's Guide

Nitrile is quickly becoming the go-to disposable glove material and has played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is puncture and chemical resistant, has a long shelf life, and provides a hypoallergenic solution for workers with sensitive skin. With the many different styles and options available in the marketplace, it can be difficult to know which nitrile gloves will most effectively protect your workers. That’s why we’ve assembled our top six best nitrile gloves for industrial and medical applications so you can feel confident in your purchase. Continue reading

5 Tips for Reducing Workplace Injuries

construction worker experiencing workplace injuries

Workplace injuries that cause employees to miss work days are unfortunately extremely common, averaging 4,600,000 cases a year. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion, an injury from contact with objects and equipment, and falls or slips. Implement programs to help prevent injuries and enhance your company’s safety level with the tips below.

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Best Gardening Gloves in 2021

Best Gardening Gloves

The Best Gardening Gloves for the Job

Gardening season is here, which means you need to get equipped! High-quality garden gloves are a must for safety, sanitation, comfort, and performance. But not all gloves are alike, and depending on your priorities and the task at hand, one style will be more suitable than another. Whether you’re a master gardener or just getting started, take advantage of this buyer’s guide so you can find the best gardening gloves that are right for you.

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How to Choose Disposable Gloves: 6 Factors to Consider

How to Choose Disposable Gloves

Right now, getting the proper PPE for your business is more important than ever. However, with all the different styles on the market, it can be difficult knowing how to choose disposable gloves that are tailored to your specific needs. There’s disposable glove thickness, powdered vs powder free gloves, exam grade vs industrial grade gloves, and more. That’s why we’ve broken down the 6 most important factors in order to make the browsing process as simple as possible so you can be confident in your purchase.

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How To Disinfect Gloves Using Hand Sanitizer & More

Using Hand Sanitizer on Gloves | How to Disinfect Gloves

Gloves, like any other surface, can collect germs that become hazardous if they enter the respiratory system. In most cases, touching your face, food, or other vulnerable areas with contaminated gloves is just as risky as doing so with contaminated hands. This begs the question: Can you sanitize gloves? Fortunately, there are several effective solutions to kill germs, including using hand sanitizer on gloves. Your options vary depending on whether you are using disposable or non-disposable styles. Read on to learn how to disinfect gloves in each scenario.

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Best Cold Weather Work Gloves in 2021

Cold hands can be painful and unpleasant. Without the best cold weather work gloves, workers risk losing control of vehicles, power tools and other equipment — not to mention general discomfort.

To prevent injury and keep projects on schedule, anyone who works outside during the winter needs cold weather work gloves and safety wear. The same goes for people who work in cold conditions year-round. If your company operates in construction, plumbing, freezer, driving, or another industry where the temperatures can dip low, make sure your workers have the best cold weather gloves on the market with this buyer’s guide.
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Best Cold Weather Workwear in 2021


Workers need cold weather workwear to stay productive and comfortable during the winter months. The same goes for people who work in cold conditions any time of the year. In addition to normal workplace hazards, your team may be exposed to dangers such as low visibility, cold stress and even hypothermia in low-temperature conditions. If they work outdoors, it’s up to you to choose winter workwear that will keep them safe and your business thriving.

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Best Impact Work Gloves

In a high-impact work environment, such as in the construction, mining, and oil & gas industries, impact gloves can provide your workers with maximum protection while performing demanding tasks like operating heavy machinery and power tools. Among workplace injuries, accidents involving hands are some of the most common, so choosing the most effective type of glove for employees in your field is crucial to ensuring worker safety and minimizing costs.

Knowing what you need when shopping for impact hand protection is imperative so you can find products that will keep your employees productive and safe. At PalmFlex, we’re passionate about safety, so we’re always here to help point you in the right direction.

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