Chemical protection work gloves
No disposable safety glove provides perfect protection. Workers must be careful to avoid contact with chemicals as much as possible and clean up spills or broken glass immediately.
If hazardous chemicals are spilled on the hand protection, the safety gloves should be immediately discarded and replaced.
Safety gloves disposal
IF the chemical protection safety gloves are contaminated with a toxic compound or biomaterial covered by disposal regulations, the safety gloves must be handled in the same way as the toxic material if the material in or on the work gloves exceeds the limit specified in the regulations.
Comfort Key to Compliance
While workplace safety and hand protection are always paramount when selecting work gloves, comfort ranks close behind. Studies have shown that comfort influences decision makers selecting hand protection products. This makes sense because no matter how protective the safety gloves, they are ineffective if workers remove them due to issues with comfort.
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.
PPE for Questions Chemical Applications
Using the right personal protective equipment (PPE)—and disposing of it properly is especially important in chemical plants where workers may be exposed to harsh and even dangerous chemicals. Below are questions often asked about selecting and using hand protection products and apparel in processing and handling applications.