Different types of gloves

For everyone’s safety and health, it is essential to protect against the possibility of coming in contact with hazardous substances. Many chemicals, substances, and materials are found on work sites. These chemicals can cause skin irritations and/or damage. Some toxic chemicals can easily be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. Skin can be damaged or irritated by friction, heat extremes, or even heat. Skin contamination in biological work can lead to infection.

These are compounding facts that make it so important to understand the differences between different types of gloves. You will soon be able to determine which glove is best for you once you have learned more about them.

Remember that gloves are not made for every job. You should consider the work being done and the materials that are being handled.

There are many options for gloves on the market. It can be confusing to choose the right glove for you.

Disposable gloves protect hands from potential dangers. While disposable gloves offer good touch sensitivity, dexterity, and dexterity, they are less resistant to chemicals. They should be replaced after contact with chemicals. They should be used once and not again.

Disposable gloves do not allow for the handling of highly dangerous or aggressive chemicals. They are not designed to protect against physical hazards and can easily tear or puncture if they are snagged.

Re-usable gloves have a thickness of 457 to 711 microns. They provide greater protection against abrasions and other hazards than disposables and are less likely be to torn during use. However, they can be more resistant to chemicals than disposables. This depends on the glove and its characteristics. Disposable gloves tend to be less flexible than reusable ones, and they can cause problems with touch sensitivity and dexterity. To prolong the life of reusable gloves, they must be taken care of.

To avoid skin contamination, reusable gloves must be washed and dried before being used again. This is particularly important if you have to work with chemicals that could permeate the examination gloves. The gloves should be periodically turned inside-out and washed. Re-usable gloves don’t last forever. They should be checked before every use for cracking at the flexion points, discoloration, or other damage. If the inside of the gloves becomes contaminated, they should be thrown away.

Incidental Contact vs. Intentional Contact

Incidental contact is a task that does not involve direct contact with a hazardous substance. Accidental splashes or spills are the only way to expose yourself. Disposable gloves provide sufficient protection against accidental contact. Disposable gloves that are designed to protect against chemical hazards must be removed immediately after a splash or spillage.

Intentional Contact refers only to those tasks that involve contact with hazardous materials. Handling liquids, immersion in liquids, handling a substance directly rather than its container, handling materials that are coated or saturated with hazardous substances e.g. A cleaning rag.

It is important to choose a glove that protects against accidental contact with chemicals. A reusable glove is often required.

Cut Rated Gloves

Cut Rated gloves were tested according to the EN388 Gloves Standards, which measures protection against risks like abrasions and Cut, Tear, Puncture, and Tear.

Many industries have Cut Rated gloves that must be worn all the time. You can learn more about Cut Rated gloves by visiting the Komodo(r), Vigilant cut Hazard Management System. Cut Rated Gloves in Hi-Vis colors are linked to hazards and tasks using Hi-Vis color to ensure compliance.

Different types of gloves materials


  • This glove is the ideal all-rounder and can be used in a variety of situations.
  • Useful for solvents, oils, and greases, as well as hydrocarbons and certain acids and bases.
  • High chemical and puncture resistance.
  • It is easy to see when something has been damaged or compromised.
  • Useful for biohazards
  • Avoid contact with oxidizing acid, ketones, and other organic compounds containing Nitrogen.
  • Nitrile is the best option for chemical splash protection.
  • Co-polymer chlorite material is a sophisticated formula of soft nitrile or neoprene.
  • Comfortable for a long time.
  • It is suitable for accidental chemical splashes, depending on the chemical.
  • Strong resistance to many EN-recognized chemicals and solvents
  • Excellent for protecting against biohazards (infection risk).
  • Useful for inorganic chemicals
  • Organic solvents are not recommended.
  • Avoid oils, grease, and hydrocarbon derivatives
  • It is difficult to find puncture holes.
  • Latex allergy can be caused or triggered.
  • Potential for severe dermatitis.
  • Extremely flexible and dexterous.
  • Useful foresters and ketones.
  • Only available for re-use.
  • Sensitivity to touch is poor
  • Resistant to aggressive chemicals
  • Flexible but not flexible.

Standard Vinyl Gloves-Polyvinyl Chloride –

  • Numerous negative environmental issues.
  • Toxic chemicals are created during manufacturing.
  • It does not biodegrade.
  • Do not dispose of it properly. It can release chemicals into the atmosphere.
  • Solvents may be contaminated by plasticizers in gloves
  • Very affordable.
  • Predominantly made in China
  • Useful for aromatic and chlorinated solvents.
  • Water-based solutions are not suitable for the poor (dissolves within the water).
  • Avoid contact with water, water-based solutions, or water-soluble
  • Only available for re-use.
  • Sensitivity to touch is poor
  • Solvents can be used to clean the area.
  • It is thick and not very flexible.
  • Useful for acids, bases, and alcohols.
  • Low for aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons.

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