Safety Focus of the Week: Gloves
I know you won’t forget your Real-Tree camo gloves on opening day of deer season. And, you shouldn’t forget to wear the proper gloves for protecting your hands at work.
Gloves are an important consideration for protecting our hands from extreme heat, cold temperatures, sharp/abrasive objects, chemicals/grease/oils/biological hazards, and to generally keep your hands clean.
Typically, gloves are one of four types:
- Leather, Canvas, or Metal Mesh
- Fabric & Coated
- Chemical and Liquid Resistance
- Electrically Insulating
Basically, if you work with your hands, then you should be wearing some types of gloves appropriate for the job hazards.
A useful reference for gloves is the OSHA Guide on Personal Protective Equipment: