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The Work Glove: A Forgotten Safety Tool

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Article describing the different types of work glove needed for todays
construction and industrial development.

safety, work gloves, supplies, equipment, latex, multi purpose

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Today, construction and industrial development is a way of life for a
majority of the world’s population. Safety measures are continually
improving for construction and industrial workers. One of the most
important developments in safety equipment for these workers is job-
specific work gloves.

Take a look at a few of the many types of gloves available for various

Disposable Gloves –    Available in many sizes and thicknesses, these
gloves are typically found in the food service and medical industry.
Polyethylene and vinyl gloves are commonly used in food service
industries, offering comfort and breathe-ability in general purpose
applications, such as food processing. Latex gloves are typically found
in the medical industry, offering protection against chemical processing
and the handling of acids and caustics. Disposable gloves are also used
in industries requiring metal treatment, paint and varnish manufacturing,
petrochemical and oil refining, the handling of rough castings and steel
bars, the use of electronics, light assembly, inspection and quality

Heavy Utility Gloves – With a synthetic leather palm and reinforced
thumbs and fingertips, these gloves are durable and comfortable. They
can also be used in a variety of industries including light demolition,
landscaping, and material handling. Heavy Utility Gloves are also great
for any job requiring heavy machine operation.

Cold Condition & Waterproof Gloves – These gloves come in different sizes
and styles to fit different needs. They keep hands warm and dry in
inclement weather conditions. Cold Condition Gloves are perfect for the
ocean import and export industries as well as winter resort work, and
airport trades. As an added bonus, they are among the best gloves for
recreational skiing and snowboarding.

Leather Welding Gloves – Welding gloves are used in welding and heat
applications along with any other application requiring heat, flame, or
spark protection. The first step in choosing the proper welding glove is
learning the different types of heat:
     Radiant Heat is generated by the sun or any source of fire.
     Ambient Heat is the surrounding atmospheric temperature.
     Conduct Heat is the direct contact of a hot surface.

The next step is to consider the weight of materials being handled, the
contact temperature, and the time of exposure to the heat. It is
important to choose a welding glove that fits the needs of all the
variables in consideration.

Cut Resistant Gloves – The name says it all. A lot of industries require
the use of sharp objects, and these gloves are perfect for all of them.
High performance strings provide cut and abrasion resistance, and high
performance yarns further protect the hands when working with sharp
objects. Various material weights provide longer durability and
additional dexterity where needed. Some styles are dipped or coated with
a polymer to provide a better grip and increase durability. Common uses
include, but are not limited to, food preparation, glass and metal
handling, automotive work, and electronic work.

There are many   more types and styles of gloves available. Though the
most important   safety tool you can have is knowledge, job-specific gloves
are the key to   hand protection. Always choose a glove that fits your
hands well and   provides the best protection for the job at hand.

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