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The Different Types of Safety Gloves

There are always risks for factory and warehouse workers. This is because their jobs involve the use of heavy-duty machines and devices. So while they are at work, they need to have the utmost protection. Good companies take care of their employees by making sure that they are always safe from hazards. Safety gloves are one of the important things provided by these companies. They are available in different sizes, colors, and materials. They protect the hands from cuts, bruises, and punctures, but also from chemicals that can cause allergic reactions and contamination.

Safety gloves like cold weather grips gloves should be selected based on the hazards involved and the operations handled in your workplace. The fabric of the safety gloves is of prime importance. There are categories of fabrics in which safety gloves are divided, and these are given below.

The metal mesh, canvas, or leather gloves are strong and sturdy. Leather and canvas gloves can protect your hands from cuts, burns, and sustained heat. They can protect your hands from blows, chips, rough objects, and sparks.

Fiber gloves are efficient in protecting the hands of the wearer from cuts and abrasions. The fit is very comfortable and tight and they are reputable for being effective in both hot and cold conditions.

If workers have to face excessive heat, then they should wear aluminized gloves. Their hands are protected from excessive heat because the gloves offer insulating and reflective projection. They are made of synthetic materials on the insides and this makes it effective against cold conditions.

There are also liquid and chemical-resistant gloves make of polyethylene, PVC, and different kinds of rubber like neoprene, and butyl.  These are the best gloves for protecting from harmful chemicals. They are thicker than other gloves so they are more chemical resistant. However, thick gloves hinder grip and dexterity.

Natural rubber or latex gloves are common. Latex gloves are all-purpose and very comfortable to wear. They are also good since they are temperature resistant, elastic and have tensile strength. They also protect the skin of the hands from salts, acids, ketones, and alkalis.

When it comes to chemical resistance, the ones made from butyl rubber are the most trusted. The material is effective against alcohols, corrosive acids, nitro compounds, peroxide, rocket fuels, and aldehydes.  When the temperature is low, the quality still remains.

The most common material in making these gloves is cotton. Cotton gloves can protect against abrasions, dirt, chafing, and slivers. The strength of the cotton glove is enhanced with plastic coating. But, they are not great for heavy duty works and handling sharp of rough objects.

Coated fabric gloves come from cotton flannel which has napping on one side. There is a coating of plastic on the other size and this is very helpful in resisting slips. These gloves are very hand in different works. You, however, need to learn its quality when it comes to working with chemicals.

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