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.
Battle Against Skin Disease
A recent Australian study found 60 per cent of workers affected by “contact dermatitis” - inflammation caused by direct contact with an irritating substance, applied for workers compensation; and all of them had successful claims. In one study, 6.7 per cent of sufferers had at least 12 months off work.
The Right Gloves for the Task
For example, workers might repair a machine before moving on to diagnose an electrical problem. They may work with conveyance systems or heating and air conditioning units, make structural repairs and perform routine tasks such as cleaning, depending on the worker’s skill level.