Simple Steps to Safer Chemical Glove Selection

With over 60 million registered chemicals today, there is no ‘perfect’ barrier material for every possible combination of conditions. 

There are many considerations when determining the most appropriate protective glove in industrial applications where chemical exposure is a concern.

More than 110,000 cases of occupational skin problems are reported in the EU each year. (Eurostat, 2017)

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Exposure to a single substance is not the only influencing factor in choosing the most effective safeguard against chemical injury. The problem compounds when workers are exposed to multiple substances or chemicals mixes within one environment.

There is no ‘perfect’ barrier material for every possible combination of conditions, which is why it is important to utilise available resources to ensure the best possible choice to deliver maximum protection.

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