About Us
About Us

Our Story

It all started with a simple, bold idea: make a better oven mitt. But, not just a better mitt – a better way to reduce painful and costly burns without sacrificing comfort, productivity, or sanitation. This is precisely what created our interest in developing the most Effective Protective Apparel™ designed specifically for commercial foodservice.

Tucker Safety Products, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Vincent Tucker to produce the highest quality protective apparel in foodservice and kitchen operations. Vincent’s catering experience exposed him to weaknesses found with commodity protective products in the commercial kitchen.

Existing heat pads, oven mitts, and aprons offered protection against direct heat burns only, which account for less than 20% of foodservice burn injuries. The majority of injuries occur from boiling water, steam, and hot oil or grease. Vincent decided it was time to develop products that truly guarded against all burn and cut dangers in a commercial kitchen.


Quality protection and personal safety are two sides of the same coin: they are vitally interfused and cannot be separated; Without one, you cannot have the other.

For three decades, we have been manufacturing trusted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the foodservice industry around the world with exclusive features you’ll only get from Tucker Safety.


add up to the highest level of protection possible for every aspect of your operation.

Tucker Safety refuses to cut corners with any of our protective products when it comes to safety and quality.


At Tucker Safety, we come to work every day because we want to solve one of the biggest problems for people working in foodservice – daily exposure to painful and costly burn and cut hazards.

Our mission is simple…help foodservice operators run a safe and sanitary operation and protect the people that show up every day to turn on the lights!


To us, personal safety is a value, not a priority.

We believe that the hard-working people actually performing the work and exposed to the chance for personal injury every day and every shift have the right to go home uninjured (the same way they arrived) at the end of each day.

The most important point to consider when choosing personal protective equipment (PPE) and apparel is that PPE is intended to save lives and protect against serious injury.


We are proud to count the world’s leading restaurant companies, retail grocers, universities, and contract catering companies as our safety partners.

Creating the most effective protective apparel is not enough. We regularly talk with our end-users and customers to learn about their specific challenges and put together programs and custom solutions that work in their environments.


Effective Protective Apparel™ is not the enemy of efficiency!

In the demanding and fast-paced commercial foodservice environment, ensuring workers can perform their jobs safely, quickly and accurately, is an ever-present challenge.

At Tucker Safety, we combine our depth of knowledge and expertise with advanced design and manufacturing technologies to provide high quality, reliable safety solutions that help businesses achieve lasting safety improvements and make smart choices regarding their workers’ personal safety.


Safety is personal because safety always involves people!

We design products to protect against injuries that have very real consequences to individuals, their families, and a company’s bottom line. Safety is not something you do; it is something you get. The case for investing in the protection of human capital is clear. A safe worker can be a productively engaged worker involved in improving the work environment and enabling a business to deliver its brand promise.


The highest quality – the lowest cost of ownership!

Effective Protective Apparel™ from Tucker Safety Products is quality you can trust and protection you can feel!

When your protective apparel carries the Tucker Safety Products’ label, you’re investing in true protection and guaranteed performance. We stand behind all of our products and back each product with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Always look for the label.

Our Commitment to Green

Tucker Safety Products promotes and maintains a dynamic recycling program, ensuring the reduction of waste of all paper, plastics, inks, metals and fabrics.

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