Gloves

Different Types

Protecting your hands is one of the most important things you can do. You use your hands for almost everything, and damaging them could have serious repercussions. Almost all workplaces, particularly in an industrial setting, actually require their employees to wear some type of safety gloves. There are many different types of safety gloves you can wear, depending on the type of work you are doing. Chemical resistant gloves, for example, are perfect if you are working with cleaning supplies that contain chemicals. Cold-condition gloves (slightly stronger than winter gloves), are ideal for people who work in colder climates or during the winter. There are electrical gloves, which are perfect for electricians, as they are made with rubber to help prevent electrocution. For people who work with fire, there are flame retardant gloves available. These are just some of the many different types of gloves that are available.

How To Buy

The process of how to buy the right pair of safety gloves begins before you even get to the store. You have to know the type of gloves you need to purchase and that they are appropriate for the type of work you are doing. If you are working in cold conditions, for example, you will need a different pair of gloves than if you are working with cleaning chemicals. Once you have figured out the type of gloves you need, you should look up online so you know where to go to find the right pair, and how much they will likely cost. Once you are at the store, you should try the gloves on to ensure they fit properly and are comfortable to wear. You will want the gloves to fit snug but not too tight. Loose gloves can get in the way while you are working, while tight gloves may be uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. For cleaning gloves, you want them to be tight, and long enough to reach near your elbow. Getting cleaning chemicals on your skin can be extremely dangerous and hazardous to your health, so you want as much protection and coverage as possible. Ideally, you should purchase a couple pairs of gloves, if it is in your budget. That way, you can rotate the gloves if you are washing the other pair, and also replace them if you accidentally misplace one glove or they rip or wear out.

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Brands and Cost

Honeywell is one of the most popular manufacturers of safety gloves. One of their most famous lines is the Workeasy, which are extremely stretchy and fit like a second skin. They are perfect for jobs that require small part handling, but also provide protection. Their Powercoat line is perfect for chemical protection, and stand up in the toughest cleaning environments. They also allow for easy movement, which means reduced hand fatigue. Other popular brands include WorkSafe, Sperian, Maxikleen, and Tempshield. Depending on the brand and type of glove, you can expect to pay anywhere between $10 and $100 for your safety gloves. You may be able to find them for cheaper at online retailers