Safety, April 6, 2010

Think of how many intricate things you do with your hands just to wire a switch. How well do you protect your hands?

Think of how many intricate things you do with your hands just to wire a switch. How well do you protect your hands?

Gloves are the standard PPE for hand protection. However, you must use the specific type of gloves that fits the situation. For example:

  • For electrical protection, wear gloves suitable to the energy levels involved. Test prior to use with the correct method (don't blow into them).
  • If you're using solvents, adhesives, or other chemicals, check the container label or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to find out which gloves to use.
  • Wear work gloves in situations where mechanical injury is possible. A slip with a saw can be a nonevent, or it can send you to the emergency room.
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