The complexity of selecting chemical hand protection

The presence of multiple chemicals is common in many workplace environments. In addition to hazardous chemicals, workers often require additional protection such as cut resistance or electrostatic discharge. However, many safety managers only focus on protection from hazardous chemicals without considering additional hazards when identifying suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).

As a result, safety is compromised and new risks are introduced. Ill-chosen hand protection that prevents workers from effectively carrying out required tasks is always at risk of being removed entirely, further endangering the wearer.

Fortunately, advances in technology have delivered material improvements and enhanced construction techniques that have allowed the development of superior glove solutions. Workers no longer need to choose between protection or comfort and are not limited to defence against a single hazard in their working environment.

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