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.

How to Dress for Cold Weather Work

Working in the Cold: How to Dress for Cold Weather Work

No matter the job, working in the cold can be challenging and even dangerous. Without proper cold weather work clothes, workers at best will be faced with significant discomfort. At worst, they could suffer from cold stress illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite. Employers have a responsibility to protect workers’ safety, but it may be confusing to determine what exactly is required. We’ve simplified that process with the following tips on how to dress for cold weather work. Continue reading

Best Rain Gear for Work in 2020

Best Rain Gear for Work | PalmFlex Buyer's Guide

Not much is worse than getting drenched in the rain for hours on end while you work. For people in construction, transportation, fishing, and other outdoor industries, it is all but impossible to avoid exposure to bad weather. Fortunately, PalmFlex carries a wide selection of waterproof rainwear to keep you dry all day long. Here are our recommendations for the best rain gear for work in 2020. Continue reading

Ranking The Different Types of Face Coverings

Ranking the Different Types of Face Coverings | PalmFlex

As the pandemic stretches on, workers and the general public alike have been tasked with a unique responsibility: wearing effective face coverings to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The CDC strongly recommends face coverings as a simple barrier to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling from one person to another via coughing, sneezing, or even just talking. With all the different types of face coverings available, it can be hard to determine which one is the most effective or right for you. We’ve made it easier by breaking down the different types of face coverings below. Read on to learn how to best equip yourself for the remainder of the pandemic.

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Top 10 Best Waterproof Work Gloves

Top 10 Best Waterproof Work Gloves | Buyer's Guide

Working in the rain and other wet conditions can be a pain. Slippery, clammy hands are uncomfortable and can decrease performance and productivity. They even run the risk of accidents and injuries. For construction, fishing, road work, and any other job exposed to water, the right waterproof work gloves can make the difference between a bad work day and a good work day.

To address this problem, PalmFlex has assembled a large collection of waterproof gloves for every application. Read on to learn which ones we consider the best waterproof work gloves to keep your hands dry all day long.

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Tips for Staying Dry While Working in the Rain

Working in the Rain | 4 Tips for Staying Dry at Work

The weather can make or break your progress on a job. If there’s precipitation in your forecast, be prepared with our best tips for staying dry while working in the rain.

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Best Palm Coated Work Gloves With Grip

Best Palm Coated Work Gloves With Grip

All work gloves provide a certain amount of grip by design. For some applications, extra grip is required for the safety of the workers and/or the materials being handled. We recommend gloves with superior grip if: A) You carry heavy objects, e.g. warehouse work or landscaping, B) You handle fragile materials, e.g. assembly or glass handling, or C) You work in higher elevations, e.g. construction or roofing. In all of these fields of work, palm coated gloves can provide the extra grip needed to prevent drops or falls. PalmFlex carries a wide selection to cater to every unique need. Browse our top recommendations for the best palm coated work gloves with grip below. Continue reading

6 Factors To Consider When Buying Work Gloves

6 Factors To Consider When Buying Work Gloves

No two work gloves are alike, and with hundreds of options to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to find the right work glove to suit your specific needs. To make your browsing experience as smooth as possible, here are 6 factors to consider when buying work gloves.

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Best Construction & Roofing PPE

Best Construction & Roofing 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 quality construction safety wear and roofing 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 PPE can literally save lives. 

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

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Best PPE For Doctors, Nurses, & Hospital Workers

Throughout 2020, medical professionals have courageously stepped up to the frontlines to treat the many victims of coronavirus. The increased demand for medical care brought on by this virus has also created a greater need for the best PPE for doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers.

While the country is still enduring a disposable PPE shortage, we at PalmFlex are doing everything we can to replenish our stock as quickly as possible to keep our brave healthcare professionals safe. Please use the buyer’s guide below for PPE recommendations and check our website for availability, as inventory fluctuates daily. At PalmFlex, we stand at the ready to supply you with your personal protective equipment needs. Read about the Best PPE For doctors and more below.

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How to Beat Heat Stress with Cooling Vests & Accessories

How to Beat Heat Stress with Cooling Vests & Accessories

Each summer, thousands of workers around the country fall victim to heat stress injuries and illnesses. Heat stress occurs when our body becomes overheated internally through muscle use, externally by the environment, or from a combination of the two.

This increase in body temperature can result in illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, fainting, or a potentially fatal heat stroke. These illnesses in turn increase the risk of workplace accidents, posing further dangers. However, workers can beat the heat by taking proper safety precautions and by wearing appropriate summer workwear like cooling vests and accessories. Read more below to learn how to beat heat stress.

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