The KONG Oil & Gas Glove designed by Oil & Gas Industry experts to reduce/ if not eliminate the THREE biggest hand injuries! Hairline Fractures; Bruising Blows; Pinched Fingers is distributed worldwide by ORR Safety through a network of select partners.
The Kong Gloves has several unique properties designed to improve the worker's safety including full hand and finger impact protection with flexible 3-D molded TPR (Thermoplasic Rubber); Padded knuckle protection through reinforced padding across the knuckles to reduce bumps and bruises; Oil resistant palm through a permanent Teflon coating; raised PVC Dots for improved grip; high visibility with orange and yellow color scheme for increased visual awareness; machine washability for improved personal hygiene and glove longevity; ID Tag for employee name to prevent loss, and many more.
Eric Jaeger, the Company's vice president of research and development at Iron clad, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) for exceptional performance in enhancing worker hand safety through the development of Ironclad's KONG(TM) line of gloves for the oil & gas industry. The Offshore Leadership Award, presented annually since 1983 by the U.S. Department of the Interior, recognizes "outstanding individuals whose exceptional performance has raised the bar for safety achievement, improved environmental protection, enhanced resource recovery and conservation, or inspired innovation and outstanding performance by others." Joining Eric Jaeger in receiving this award is Clark Orr, vice president of Orr Safety, who, along with Eric, shepherded the KONG glove through concept development, field testing and deployment with members of the oil & gas industry safety committee.
"The leading injuries on oil or gas platforms are hand injuries," said Eric Jaeger, Ironclad's vice president of research and development. "Hands are cut, smashed, pinched or bruised due to the extreme conditions which workers must endure. As a result, hand protection, along with grip enhancement, durability and dexterity, are the focus of every energy company's corporate safety program. With over a year's worth of pre-production development, combined with 80,000 hours of real-world field testing with no reported injuries, we believe that the KONG line of gloves are the best task-specific safety work gloves for workers in the oil and gas extraction industry. As of January 2010, more than 300,000 pairs of KONG gloves have been put to use."
Project Sales Corp, one of India's leading oilfield consumables distributor brings in stocks of Kong Gloves to India starting July 2010. Says Bimal Sancheti, Buyer, Imports Division at Project Sales Corp, "we are bringing in small quantities of the Kong Gloves to India market for trials. We hope to be able to place this with our key customers soon and get their response, before bringing these in larger quantity".
About Project Sales Corp.
Project Sales Corp. (ProjectSalesCorp.com), started in Y2000 has been supporting major offshore projects with their project consumables requirements. The largest contract value in 2008 for consumables was for approx. 1 million USD from Helix Energy Solutions for the KG-D6 project where Project Sales Corp sourced materials for the client from over 6 different countries and over two dozen locations within India. Currently Project Sales Corp is working with Leighton for the SPM Project at Visakhapatnam for supplies and rentals of rigging, tools and safety materials. It counts most offshore companies in its clients list for the offshore consumables it imports and distributes and has many channel partners that are focused on the oil and gas markets in the East and West Coast. Customers include Aker Solutions, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Essar, Expro, MI Swaco, Reliance Industries, Aker Borgestad Operations, Helix, Hercules, BJ Services, Dolphin Drilling, Allseas, Technip SA, Leighton Contractors, etc.