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 difficult 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 2021

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 2021. Continue reading

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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Best Cleaning Gloves & PPE

If you ask someone about their favorite activities, odds are cleaning is not high up on the list. Interacting with dirt, grime, and bacteria can be unpleasant to say the least, and without the right cleaning PPE, it could even get you sick. To minimize the unpleasantness and health risks around this necessary task, we’ve assembled a wide collection of cleaning gloves, dishwashing gloves, and more cleaning PPE. Whether you’re looking for the best cleaning gloves for personal or professional use, we’ve got you covered at PalmFlex. Read on to learn our top recommendations.

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5 Safety Tips for Working in the Sun

Working in the Sun | 5 Sun Safety Tips

Throughout the year and especially during the hot summer months, people working in the sun have to contend with dangerous UV exposure. Even on cloudy days, workers are still vulnerable to up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays. It’s no wonder that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., afflicting almost 5 million Americans and costing more than $100 million in lost productivity every year.

Fortunately, harmful UV exposure is preventable if you implement the proper safety precautions. Whether you work in construction, landscaping, or any other type of outdoor work, follow these 5 sun safety tips to maintain a healthy and productive workplace.

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Best Work Gloves for General Purpose

Best Work Gloves for General Purpose

Designed with comfort and versatility in mind, general purpose gloves are essential safety wear for everyday tasks and chores. Whether you’re carrying boxes or hammering a nail, they will protect your hands from abrasions in low-risk environments. At PalmFlex, we carry a wide variety of general work gloves from top brands. To make the shopping process easy, here are our top ten best work gloves for general purpose.

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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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