A Guide to Chemical Resistant Gloves
Types and Tips for Usage
Chemicals are a necessary part of many employers’ operations. Protecting employees from chemical hazards must always start with following the hierarchy of controls: elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and finally personal protective equipment. Complete elimination often is not feasible as the chemical is essential to the process and there are no alternative processes that can minimize the exposure. Even after implementing engineering controls, gloves may still be necessary to protect employees from exposure to chemical.
This whitepaper highlights the various forms of Chemical Resistant Gloves and the best use for each type. Also included are questions to consider when choosing gloves, common terms to be aware of, as well as quick tips for inspection and care.