Glove standardsDeciding which safety glove to use for a specific job is often a process of trial and error and no matter which glove you choose, it should be subjected to operational testing and evaluation to ensure it performs to your specific requirements. But the whole selection process can be a lot less confusing if you have a sound knowledge of the EN Standards, and the Australian equivalents, that apply to glove manufacturing, design and performance. Here, we’ve made it easy for you.
Ambidextrous safety gloves: Deal or No Deal?
AMBIDEXTROUS protective safety gloves are seemingly easy to use and inexpensive, but could come at a high cost, especially when it comes to workplace health and safety.
A worker can grab any ambidextrous glove without worrying about a matching pair. But what is a worry is the detrimental effects such work gloves, designed to fit either hand only modestly well, can have on the user.
Cost vs. Price When Purchasing Hand Protection
Everyone wants a bargain, especially in challenging economic times. However, purchasing managers and others should take heed when buying personal protective equipment (PPE), including worker safety gloves, because sometimes an inexpensive product will actually cost more over time.
Don't get burned by chemicals
The briefest exposure to strong caustic acids and bases can cause major tissue damage, preventing a major workplace hazard and threat to workplace safety.
Bases typically result in more severe tissue damage than acids because they are more persistent during contact with the skin.
Choosing the right safety gloves
Using the right personal protection equipment (PPE)—and disposing of it properly is especially important in chemical plants where workers are exposed to harsh and even dangerous chemicals.