When starting a new task or job, it is important the gloves each employee wears matches the task at hand. As with any type of PPE, gloves must be a last resort for protection. It must first be determined if the hazard can be eliminated through engineering controls or alternative methods. For example, if the employee will be using harsh chemicals, it’s better to determine if the chemical is necessary or could be replaced by a different, less harsh chemical. When it’s been determined the problem must remain, we turn to Personal Protective Equipment Gloves to protect the employee from harm.
The infographic below shows seven common types of gloves as well as some simple tips for usage. For help selecting the proper glove for your unique needs, contact our Safety Helpline.