Employees at this Oilfield Facility Use Superior Glove to Remain Injury-Free
What They Do: NOV® Tuboscope provides oilﬁeld tubular corrosion control and inspection services with more than 70 years of experience.
- Reduced monthly hand injuries from four to ZERO
- Saved 45% on bottom line
- Increased productivity and worker morale
NOV Tuboscope employees are accustomed to hard work and arduous tasks. Before using
Superior Glove, the company was spending $3/pair for leatherwork gloves and replacing them
almost daily- amounting to costs between $2,000 - $3, 000 per month! Worker were getting a
lot of pinch points, puncture wounds, cuts and abrasions.
As hand injuries became frequent and costly, it was time to research other glove options. The
Health and Safety Engineering Specialist, Christopher, began his quest to ﬁnd gloves suitable to
protect his workers from the grave risks they encountered daily.
Christopher T. said it didn't take long before his research led him to ﬁnd Superior Glove's MXVSB
anti-impact gloves. He says it was the "best out of any other gloves. The others didn't
perform as well and they cost twice the amount." The close relationship that started
immediately with the Superior Glove rep was another thing Christopher said made his job easier,
"The thing I like about working with Superior is they really care about ﬁnding ways to
ﬁx the problem. That stood out to me."
Christopher shared how much these gloves changed the working life at NOV Tuboscope. He has
received over 20 suggestion cards from his team in the last month, sharing stories of instances
where the gloves saved their hands. Recounting a particularly frightening incident, he told us how
these gloves saved a man's hand from crushing. As workers were rolling a piece of pipe on the
table, it caught one person's hand between the rack. The pipe weighs 2,800 lbs." He had
Superior Gloves on. We took the gloves off; he had no bruising, no broken bones, no torn
ligaments. He walked away. Had he not had your gloves on, it would have changed
everything. His injury, plus $15,000 to $20,000 to ﬁx his hand, lost time of up to 20 weeks
off work... worker morale. The gloves work. They work."
The best part, Christopher says, is the dramatic drop in their injury rating. They previously
suffered 3-4 hand injuries per month. Since switching to Superior gloves, they have had none.
"Workers feel more conﬁdent doing their jobs. I'm glad I found a product that really
works." Both the company and the gloves were the perfect ﬁt for NOV Tuboscope's
“When people ask me, I don't hesitate. I tell them I use Superior Glove.
I tell them, they're a good company and they have a product that really works.”
- Christopher T., HSE Specialist, NOV Tuboscope