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Heat Resistant Gloves -  The Difference Between Contact Heat Gloves & Radiant Heat Gloves.
Heat Resistant Gloves - The Difference Between Contact Heat Gloves & Radiant Heat Gloves.

Both contact and radiant heat resistant gloves are frequently used in the foundry industry, where workers are constantly exposed to materials that exceed thousands of degrees in temperature. Whilst the difference between these two types of gloves is small, using the incorrect glove can result in serious injury.

How Chemicals Found in a Foundry Can Affect the Body
How Chemicals Found in a Foundry Can Affect the Body

When working in a foundry environment, operators are exposed to an array of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals, in this instance, include any hazardous substances, dangerous goods and combustible liquids that are encountered by handling, moving or storing within the workplace.

Health Effects of Heat Exposure When Working in a Foundry
Health Effects of Heat Exposure When Working in a Foundry

The human body is an amazing machine, capable of achieving great things; however, it needs to be at a perfect balance at all times. A change in temperature, for example, means the body needs to adapt to survive.

The furnaces and molten metal in a foundry create an extremely hot working environment. The heating of moulds and cores, the preheating of ladles and the heat treatment of metal castings create additional sources of heat. Workers engaged in furnace or ladle slagging and those working closest to molten metal, experience the most severe exposures to heat.

What is Foundry Work?

Working in a Foundry

The Foundry industry dates back to 1480, when Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480-1539) first documented the foundry process in writing. In the 550 years since then, this industry has ma...