Let’s face it: Working on cars (and trucks) is not kind to technicians’ hands.
As recently as a decade ago, techs routinely exposed their most valuable commodity to cuts, bruises, burns, and dangerous chemicals on a daily basis.
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Steve Godziszewski, an auto-body repair veteran of four decades, tells Automotive News how he never wore disposable gloves—until one day he caught his left hand on a battery cable and tore off a fingernail. He bandaged it and went back to work, but soon it was infected and doctors eventually had to remove part of his finger.
Now, he says, he sees younger techs wearing gloves full time.
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Much like our clothing, our cars can be very telling of our personalities. The car you are driving says a lot about who you are as a person. But are you driving the car best suited to your lifestyle? This quiz may help you find the answer.
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Randy Bigness worked as an auto mechanic for years without much concern for his health. He was frequently fatigued, but he figured most mechanics got tired from working hard. Getting sick often also seemed like a common consequence of the profession he was in. It wasn’t until he started to develop more severe infections and his body started refusing antibiotics for treatment that he thought something else might be wrong.
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Workers in the automotive industry tend to be seen as hardworking technicians who are covered in oil and grease. In many cases, these substances can present a safety hazard, be hard to wash off skin or even stain light-colored interior. Here is The Right Gloves for the Job: Part I Automotive –
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All automotive vehicles require maintenance, but due to their sheer size, heavy-duty automotive vehicles, such as back hoes, steamrollers, tractors and more, require a significant amount of upkeep.
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Changes: Gloves in the Automotive Industry
Not long ago, if you asked automotive technicians about wearing disposable gloves, they probably would’ve laughed.
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