Hand & Body Protection

Hand Protection

Hand protection is an essential component of a complete PPE program for employees. Glove option designs cover whatever is needed, including: 

  • grip improvement

  • cut resistant

  • high heat or extreme cold protection 

  • abrasion or puncture protection

  • chemical or burn resistant

In 2016, the ANSI cut specification rating system was updated to better identify cut protection. The older rating scale was 0-5, the new ANSI/ISEA 105 rating scale is A1-A9.

Cut and puncture protection is available in a wide variety of glove styles and materials, for different working conditions. Sleeves are available to provide additional cut protection to the lower arm. 


Leather gloves, like drivers, provide abrasion protection.


Welding gloves will offer protection from heat and abrasion.


Hot mill gloves provide protection from high heat in metal casting and forging operations.


Nitrile-coated spandex offers great comfort and dexterity, available for cold environments and in Hi-Vis materials.


Multi-Task, or mechanic gloves, offer extra protection to the back of the hand, ideal for warehouse or construction facilities.  


PVC, rubber, and neoprene-coated gloves provide protection from liquids and chemicals


Disposable gloves are available in latex, nitrile, vinyl, and polyethylene for use in medical, food or industrial applications.

For general tasks, chores, or inspections, cotton and poly-blend string knits, come in a wide-range of styles, colors, and grip options.  

Fall Protection
We can help take the fear out of heights, or at least the fear of falling. S.O.T. can help provide a number of fall protection options from industry leading fall-arrest equipment manufacturers.

A full-body harness is the single most important equipment choice you can make for your crew. Harnesses are designed to provide comfort, freedom of movement, ease-of-use, lumbar support, positioning rings, and tool carrying options. Components to outfit your harness could include self-retractable lifelines or lanyards attached to anchorage systems, horizontal or vertical lifeline systems, or with confined space hoist or wench system.  

Fall protection for tools makes work environments safer and more productive by drastically reducing the hazard of falling object incidents that can result in personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss. 

Protective Apparel

Protective Apparel includes a variety of features, from fabrics with specialized treatments for enhanced wear, comfort, and added protection. 

Many industries, such as refineries, chemical plants, and paper mills require flame resistant (FR) apparel. FR gear is offered in shirts, jeans, coveralls, overalls, jackets, and hoodies. FR options also include Hi-Vis gear, reflective banding, as well as insulation for cold conditions.


Limited flammability (LF) garments are available when the application does not require FR gear. 

Hi-Vis clothing are ANSI classified: Class 1 clothing is suitable for warehouses or construction sites. Class 2 and/or Class 3 are designed for traffic conditions, suitable for emergency responders, road crews, and courtesy patrols. Each class has minimum requirements for reflective banding and high visibility background. Hi-Vis apparel is available in coveralls, pants, jackets, overalls, shirts, coats, and vests.  

Rainwear comes in a variety of coated material weights and colors, including some Hi-Vis options. Choices include: jackets, coveralls, coats, bibs, and pants.

Disposable Body Protection
Coveralls offer many levels of protection to fit your application. Fabrics are available with characteristics that are; resistant to dry particles, repellent to liquid splashes, resistant to liquids under pressure, chemicals and vapors, including some hazardous materials. 

Coveralls are very popular in many sanding, painting and powder coating applications. Coveralls can be ordered with or without elastic wrists, elastic ankles, hoods and boots. Numerous styles offer breathable back panels for increased comfort.   

To fit your application, other protective garments made from the same coverall material include:

  • aprons

  • boot & shoe covers

  • head socks

  • smocks

  • sleeves

  • pants

  • shirts

  • lab coats

For information on Abrasive Blast Suits, Welding Protective Clothing and Climate Controls please visit our Blasting and Welding Safety page.