14 Tips | What Should We Know Before Wearing Gloves
1. The gloves should be the right size. If they are too tight, they restrict blood flow and can easily cause fatigue and are uncomfortable; if they are too loose, they are inflexible to use and can easily fall off.
2. The gloves chosen must be sufficiently protective, e.g. in an environment where wire cut-resistant gloves should be used, we cannot use synthetic yarn cut-resistant gloves. To ensure effective protection, gloves must be changed regularly. If they are used beyond their expiry date, there is a risk of injury to hands or skin.
3. Always inspect gloves for small holes or tears or abrasions, especially in the finger seams. For chemical resistant gloves you can use the inflation method for inspection.
4. Take care of your gloves to prolong their life
5. Be safe in use and do not leave contaminated gloves lying around to avoid causing injury to others. Keep gloves that are not in use for a while in a safe place.
6. Always pay attention to the correct way of removing gloves to prevent contamination of skin and clothing by contaminated gloves.
7. It is best not to share gloves as the inside of gloves is a breeding ground for bacteria and micro-organisms and sharing gloves can lead to cross-contamination.
8. Wash your hands before putting on gloves. Gloves should be worn on clean (sterile) hands, as they are otherwise prone to bacterial growth. Wash your hands after removing gloves and apply some hand cream to replenish the oil.
9. Try not to wear gloves if your hands are cut and inflamed
10. Don’t ignore any skin redness or itchiness to prevent skin conditions such as dermatitis. If your hands become dry, itchy or bubbly, get medical attention.
11. Take off your gloves when shaking hands with others or when dancing.
12. The principle for choosing the length of gloves is that the shorter the sleeves of your clothing, the longer the length of gloves you should choose. Longer gloves should be worn if wearing short sleeves, sleeveless or halterless clothing.
13. White gloves and gloves in the same colour as white, such as ivory, beige and taupe, are the classic gloves and can be worn for any occasion where gloves are appropriate.
14. Do not wear black gloves with white or light coloured clothing, but they can be used with black, dark or blue coloured clothing. As well as white and black, gloves in other colours should coordinate with the colour range of the clothes you are wearing.
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