With over 60 million registered chemicals today, there is no ‘perfect’ barrier material for every possible combination of conditions. There are many considerations when determining the most appropriate protective glove in industrial applications where chemical exposure is a concern.
More than 800 workplace injury claims relating to chemical exposure are lodged in Australia each year. (Safe Work Australia, 2017)
Exposure to a single substance is not the only influencing factor in choosing the most effective safeguard against chemical injury. The problem compounds when workers are exposed to multiple substances or chemicals mixes within one environment, which is why it is important to utilise available resources to ensure the best possible choice to deliver maximum protection.