Check out our 2024 Corporate Sustainability Report!

Cross-Functional Protective Glove With the Highest Wearability Rating in Its Class

10 Sep 2023

imageIn many industries, impact protection, cut protection, and worker comfort must all be considered when choosing protective gloves, since some applications or job sites present multiple hazards. Comfort — too often the last consideration — could make the difference between compliance and disaster. Safety Today’s new Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4499 gloves are a best-in-class solution, providing high levels of cross-functional protection and a glove construction that utilizes the company’s Fit, Form, and Function™ standard.

The BKCR4499 begins with a machine-knit, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell that offers ANSI cut level 4 protection, which has a strength-to-weight ratio that’s 8 to 15 times higher than steel. The glove’s layered construction is designed to conform to the natural contours of the hand and includes flex points in the fingers, wrist and palm, helping to ensure maximum comfort and increase compliance. Thermoplastic rubber padding is sonically welded to the back of the glove and offers protection from contusions, smash injuries, punctures, and object strikes, with pinch protection extending to each fingertip. The sandy finish of the black nitrile palm coating offers excellent wet grip and slip resistance along with abrasion resistance.

For long-lasting durability, the BKCR4499 is double-stitched in high wear areas such as the fingertips, index finger, and palm. Its excellent flexibility and top-rated ergonomic design make this glove one of the most wearable in its class. The bright lime green shell color meets the requirements of American National Standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Devices.

Said Tony Spearing, vice president of Safety Today, “We worked hard to engineer a glove that could combine impact protection, cut protection, and a perfect fit for use in a variety of industries. It really is a next-generation type of glove. There’s not a wearer who doesn’t become immediately impressed.”

The BKCR4499 is recommended for assembly, agriculture, construction, forestry and logging, heavy equipment, machine operation, manufacturing, oil and gas and other petro-based refining, mining, rigging, and other heavy-duty work environments.

About Safety Today

Since 1946, Safety Today has been a trusted resource for smarter safety solutions. Safety Today is a full-service safety distributor called on to help protect employees, manage risk and control costs. Brass Knuckle® is their own brand of protective products. The company operates from both U.S. and Canadian headquarters locations. Safety Today’s international strategic alliances with documented, professional supply partners enable them to provide a full range of safety products, programs and services to clients across the globe. For more information contact Safety Today USA, 3287 Southwest Blvd., Grove City, OH 43123; phone: 800-837-5900. Email: In Canada, 195 Savannah Oaks Drive, Ste 6 & 7, Brantford, Ontario N3V 1E8; phone: 800.263.1251.


Farmers Hot Line is part of the Catalyst Communications Network publication family.