A Simple & Effective Guide of Protective Gloves
Protective gloves, or work gloves, are a relatively common protective accessory. The most common type of protective gloves on the market are white cotton gloves, which are cheap and have good abrasion resistance. In addition to cotton gloves, insulated gloves, welding gloves, anti-static gloves and dust-free gloves are also common. When purchasing protective gloves, we should choose them according to the size of our hands and the working environment. It is important to check protective gloves before using them and replace them if they are found to be damaged. Join Bessteven for a look at the specifications for the use of protective gloves and a guide to buying them!
What are protective gloves?
Protective gloves are gloves that protect the hands from external damage during work.Protective gloves play an important role in ensuring the personal safety of employees and can effectively reduce occupational hazards when worn correctly.
Types of protective gloves
1、According to the material points
According to the production material of protective gloves, they can be divided into latex gloves, rubber gloves, cotton sweat gloves, cotton gauze gloves, canvas gloves, rocking velvet gloves, leather gloves (cowhide gloves, pigskin gloves, etc.), nitrile gloves, PVC gloves, PE gloves, PU coated gloves, nylon gloves, polyester gloves, aluminum foil high temperature resistant gloves, liquid gloves, steel wire gloves, etc.
2、According to the process points
According to the production process of protective gloves, they can be divided into dipping gloves, hanging gloves, knitting gloves and other types.
3、According to the use of points
According to the use of protective gloves, it can be divided into agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery protection gloves, property protection gloves, manufacturing protection gloves, petroleum and petrochemical protection gloves, coal metallurgy protection gloves, power grid protection gloves, railway and underground protection gloves, military protection gloves, medical and health protection gloves, aerospace protection gloves and other types.
4、According to the function
According to the function of protective gloves, they can be divided into general-purpose protective gloves, cut-proof gloves, shock-proof gloves, anti-slip gloves, low temperature resistant gloves, acid and alkali resistant gloves, anti-static gloves, insulating gloves, heat insulation/high temperature resistant gloves, dry box operation gloves, medical sterilization gloves, waterproof and oil-proof gloves, warm gloves and other types.
How much does a pair of protective gloves cost?
Different types of protective gloves cost different amounts, for example nitrile gloves are generally $0.20-$1 a pair, cotton gloves are generally $0.50-$2 a pair and leather gloves cost a few dollars a pair. If the demand is high, you can go to a work market to purchase protective gloves at wholesale prices that are relatively more affordable.
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Protective gloves buying tips
1, Quality of the gloves
When purchasing protective gloves, attention should be paid to whether the product meets the requirements of the protective glove execution standard. Protective gloves should not be damaged, oil stains, threads or obvious colour differences in appearance, and the size of the gloves should be within the specified range.
2, Choose according to hand size
Bessteven warmly suggests that when buying protective gloves, you should pay attention to whether the size of the protective gloves is suitable for your own hands. If the glove is too small, it will feel tight on your hand, which is not conducive to blood flow in the hand, and if the glove is too large, it will not work flexibly and will easily fall off from your hand.
3, choose according to the work environment
In the purchase of protective gloves, not only to pay attention to the specifications, but also to see whether its function is suitable for their own work environment. If you are in contact with oil substances, you should choose gloves with good oil-proof performance, while mechanical processing work requires protective gloves with good wear and cut resistance.
Tips for buying different gloves
1, cotton gloves
Cotton yarn gloves can be divided into the original cotton yarn gloves and recycled cotton yarn gloves, if the budget is enough, it is recommended to choose the original cotton yarn gloves, good quality and wear resistance; if the budget is not enough, it is recommended to choose recycled cotton yarn gloves, cost-effective and practical strong.
2, Welder’s gloves
Welders need thicker, longer welding gloves, thicker to protect the hands from burns and longer to protect the arms from injury.
3, Household gloves
When choosing chore gloves, it is recommended that you choose chore gloves that are designed to fit the curve of the hand, so that they are more comfortable and comfortable to use, making chores easier.
4, Disposable gloves
When buying disposable gloves, pay attention to check whether the product has passed the testing and certification of professional bodies, it is recommended to buy thicker models of disposable gloves, which can better protect your hands.
Rules for the use of protective gloves
All accessories that may affect the safety of the operation must be removed before carrying out the work.
Inspect gloves and other personal protective equipment to ensure that they are intact and unbroken.
Hands should be washed before wearing gloves. Cloth and leather gloves need to be washed or discarded regularly.
When working, sleeves should be placed into gloves to prevent accidents.
Protective gloves should be cleaned promptly after use.
What to do if your protective gloves are too big
If you encounter a problem with protective gloves that are too large, Bessteven recommends buying a new pair of protective gloves in the right size, as they are more likely to come off on the hand and pose a safety risk.
What to do if your protective gloves have an unpleasant odour
If the protective gloves have an odour, you can use tea, soap or activated charcoal to absorb the odour. If the odour is particularly strong and difficult to remove, it is advisable not to use them again. This is because it is likely to contain substances harmful to humans such as formaldehyde and aniline due to quality problems.
Can protective gloves be washed?
Some protective gloves can be washed, some are not recommended. If they are normal cotton or canvas gloves, they can be scrubbed with a neutral detergent, while if they are PVC or PE gloves, they need to be cleaned with industrial washing soap or industrial detergent. Leather gloves are not recommended for washing as they may harden after water washing.
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