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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fits Like a Glove...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has the general requirements for selecting appropriate gloves. When employees' hands are in contact with hazards, employers must require the proper hand protection to be worn. Hazards include, but are not limited to, working with harmful substances, a chance of severely cutting or scraping hands, or extreme temperatures. To figure out which kind of glove works best for a hazardous environment, employers must evaluate the gloves' amount and type of protection relative to the tasks being performed.

The American National Standard for Hand Protection Selection Criteria is another guide for selecting appropriate gloves. The document gives test methods and classification levels for many glove characteristics. It also has pass/fail criteria for hazardous exposures, such as chemical permeation, detection of holes, and heat and flame resistance.

For more information about glove selection, read more about hand protection regulations from OSHA.

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