Lend A Hand but don’t lose one - Part 2

Previously we started on the topic of hand protection in an article called Lend A Hand but don't Lose One! This is the follow-up article with even more information on gloves needed for protection in the workplace.

 

Aluminized Gloves

If you are looking for a highly heat resistant glove, aluminized gloves are a good choice. They are good for welding, foundry and furnace work and when working with high-heat ovens.

 

It can protect the wearer from heat of up to 1000 degrees Celsius because of its insulating and reflective properties.

 

Kevlar Gloves

A considerable impact has been made on industrial hand protection. It is light in weight and durable with an extraordinary resistance to abrasions as well as cuts.

 

Kevlar gloves can also be used as a lining when wearing other protective gloves. Kevlar gloves are used in a wide variety of industries.

 

Puncture Resistant Gloves

These gloves are manufactured specifically for the prevention of punctures to the hands. It could be woven Kevlar gloves or gloves which imitate fish skin. A scale-like structure is used to protect against puncture wounds from anything sharp like needles and shards of glass.

 

Impact-Resistant and Vibration-Resistant Gloves

There are also gloves which decrease the risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Safety professionals have become increasingly interested in the topic of HAVS. Therefor gloves have been designed to protect the wearer against it.

 

If you are working in an environment where energy may be transferred to your hands, or you are exposed to repeated vibration or impact for a long period of time, then these impact resistant or vibration resistant gloves may be what you need.

 

Chemical- and Liquid-Resistant Gloves

There are different types of chemical- and liquid-resistant gloves available and it is important to choose the right one. When chemicals are absorbed through the skin it can lead to serious health issues which can sometimes even be immediate. To choose appropriate hand protection you need to know which chemicals you will be handling. This type of gloves will be covered in a separate blog article

 

We hope this 2 part series will help you in future to select the right hand protection!

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