Bad Vibrations. Exposure to high levels of vibration can lead to serious injuries. In Europe, rules protect construction workers against HAVS (hand-arm vibration syndrome), but that's not the case here in the U.S. Anti-vibration gloves like Ansell's VibraGuard with gel foam padding can reduce exposure, especially to high-frequency vibration from sanders and grinders. In our testing, the full-fingered version was most comfortable, but the half-finger pair was better for keeping a good grip on the tools. Both types are sold online for $17 a pair. Ansell Healthcare, 800/800-0444.

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