Before selecting just any type of glove for your workforce, consider the hazards involved in wearing undependable gloves. Cuts, burns and shocks can occur without proper protection. Choosing the appropriate protective-ware takes extra effort and insight, but it can save you from permanent damage to your hands and skin.
Assess the work situation. What items or substances are you handling? Chemicals? Sharp objects? Extremely hot or cold mechanical equipment? Asking this question eliminates a majority of unsuitable gloves for the task ahead.
Next, decide if contact with the object is incidental or extended. Incidental contact refers to minor accidental spills and the prevention of contamination whilst extended contact refers to longer handling of dangerous chemicals, objects, and exposure to extreme temperatures. Below is a breakdown of the types of glove protection and the best choice of glove for each situation.
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Tips for Reducing Hand Injuries In The Workplace
Hand injuries account for 20% of disabling workplace injuries, but not everyone thinks about the importance of hand protection. The primary cause is equipment malfunctions. Depending on your workplace, hand injury hazards can range from sprains to chemical burns.