Hand and Glove

Personal Protective Equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, is equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to serious workplace injuries and even illness.  PPE can include safety glasses, gloves, shoes, hats, earplugs, coveralls, or full body suits.  Often at the bottom of the PPE checklist is gloves but selecting the correct glove is similar to picking the right tool for the job. Often times the “one size fits all” or “one glove for many tasks” is a mistake the worker pays for with an injury and potentially lost time in the field.  There are many types of gloves for different applications. The nature of the hazard should dictate the type of glove used.  OSHA provides a very useful resources on PPE as it relates to hand protection at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3151.pdf. Read More “Hand and Glove”