It is critical that employees use gloves specifically designed for the hazards in their unique work environment. Based on the specific task at hand, there are different gloves designed to protect the individual from accidents.
Therefore, it is important to choose the right type of glove based on your specific needs.
Types of Protective Gloves / Applications
- Cotton & fabric: Keeps hands clean and protects against abrasions
- Coated fabric: Provides protection against some moderate concentrated chemicals
- Rubber, plastic or synthetic: Use when cleaning or working with oils, solvents and other chemicals
- Aluminized: Use when welding, furnace and foundry work
- Kevlar: Best for a wide variety of industrial applications. Resistant against cuts and abrasions; provides protection against both heat and cold
- Chemical/liquid-resistant: Several types of gloves help protect against specific chemicals such as neoprene and nitrile gloves