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How do gloves protect the hands?

How do gloves protect the hands?
  • Cotton gloves can protect against abrasions, custs, snags and temperature extremes.
  • Leather gloves protect against rough surfaces, heat, cuts and sparks.
  • Cut-resitant gloves can protect against sharp edges and thermal hazards.
  • Chemical-resistant gloves resist penetration and permeation, and cam protect against dermatitis, chemical burns and corrosion.

Gloves can provide protection, but they must be closen with care and the proper selection for the hazard is critical.  In some cases gloves can contribute to injuries, so understanding the types of gloves, and their appropriate uses, is very important. 

Think about how you will be using your hands and imagine what could happen.  Assume that it could happen, and take appropriate action to prevent an injury.

Use your head to protect your hands!

Title: How do gloves protect the hands?
Description: Why choosing the correct glove is important
Published: 7/24/2003
Last Edited: 1/23/2023
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