Who Should Wear Waterproof Work Gloves?

26 Mar, 2022

By hqt

Who Should Wear Waterproof Work Gloves
Who Should Wear Waterproof Work Gloves

What are protective gloves?

Waterproof work gloves protect hands and wrists from potential hazards in office, workplace and commercial environments. Crafted from many different materials corresponding to each unique environment. Safety gloves design to prevent serious injuries such as cuts, chemicals and burns.

We often have to use our hands when working, so it is very easy to get hurt. Therefore, the use of protective gloves plays an extremely important role. Each different type of glove will design accordingly to maximize the protection of hands against harmful agents.

These include: chemicals, grease, cuts, scratches, high temperature, low temperature, arc, voltage, static electricity.

Not only protecting workers' hands, waterproof work gloves also use for the purpose of ensuring the hygiene and safety of products, such as food, electronics, and electromagnetism.

10 most popular types of work gloves today

We would like to invite you and your friends to refer to some of the gloves that we ECO3D currently sell in Vietnam market. After briefly understanding the characteristics of each type of glove, you can make the right choice of glove for your job.

Fabric working gloves

This is a glove with a simple structure, made mainly of fabric/fiber/cotton. They often use for low-risk jobs such as construction, gardening, carrying goods, etc.

Universal waterproof work gloves with PU/Nitrile coating

This type of glove considers a more advanced version of the cloth work gloves above. They coat with a layer of PU or Nitrile to increase grip and friction to support more effective work.

Anti-vibration gloves

It is a type of means used to protect workers' hands when using oscillating tools such as hammer drills or conventional drills. It also focuses on resistance to stabs and skewers. Materials are mainly leather, polyester, nylon, polymer, spandex, or cotton fabric. The palm of the glove has a vibration-reducing padding made of leather, gel or foam rubber padding.

Antistatic gloves

Anti-static waterproof work gloves are indispensable in strict working environments with anti-static levels, especially in industrial parks producing electronic components, semiconductor manufacturing, and microchip production...

Currently, with the variety of production environments and different protection needs depending on the nature of the work, there are many types of antistatic gloves on the market to meet the increasing and more diverse needs of the industry that form. Materials used to produce antistatic gloves can be PVC, Polyester and carbon fiber...

Steel cut resistant waterproof work gloves

It is the best means to protect the user from stab or cut. This cut-resistant glove intends primarily for use in food processing, woodworking activities and situations where there is a high risk of stab or skewer.

Made of yarn woven from metal rings connected together. Leather or fabric can add for comfort and connection.

Cut resistant fabric gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves are a type of protective gloves specially design to protect workers' hands from cuts or scrapes during working with sharp objects such as cutters, knives. sharp, razor blade, metal, glass, iron plate, mesh or ceramic plate or sharp tools such as knives, scissors, etc.

Moreover, Waterproof work gloves are usually made from synthetic fabrics with good physical properties (abrasion resistance, anti-cutting, tear resistance).

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Chemical resistant protective gloves

Materials that make up chemical resistant gloves can be butyl, rubber, nitrile, latex, PVC and vinyl. Depending on the material as well as the thickness of the glove, it is divided into 2 types, which are disposable and reusable.

They often apply in fields such as industry, food processing, household ....

Insulated gloves

This is a specific type of glove for the electrical industry in particular. The main material made up of it is rubber (natural rubber and synthetic rubber). Normally, insulating rubber waterproof work gloves are not only insulating, but they are also resistant to acids, alkalis, mild chemicals, high physical strength, ozone resistance (natural rubber material).

Moreover, depending on the thickness of the glove, the insulating ability varies. Normally, there are 6 levels of insulation: Class 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 corresponding to the maximum withstand voltage: 500V, 1000V, 7500V, 17KV, 26.5KV, 36KV.

Heat resistant protective gloves

Heat-resistant gloves are also known as protective gloves that help protect workers' hands from being hurt when working with hot materials with high temperatures such as working in a hot environment. forging iron and steel, cement ... Or applied in the field of heat resistance and heat radiation.

Moreover, Waterproof work gloves are usually made from leather, fabric coated with aluminum or asbestos.

Anti-Arc Gloves

Unlike insulating gloves, arc-resistant gloves compose of many soft layers. These layers will help increase arc resistance, heat resistance and fire resistance while still not affecting the user's activities. Besides, to increase the durability of the gloves, people also sew them with Nomex yarn to ensure that their teeth will not be torn when exposed to electric arcs.

Gloves are one of the items of protective equipment and items that need to be in work in many positions. So what are work gloves? Wear - How to remove protective gloves for safety?

What are waterproof work gloves?

Protective gloves (Labor Protector) are protective equipment for workers' hands, working in potentially hazardous environments, causing damage to hands and health. This glove wears outside the hands, in direct contact with potentially dangerous things.

Who should wear protective gloves?

Medical staffs, urban sanitation workers, production workers who are in contact with chemicals, construction workers, drivers, carpenters... are necessary positions, even required to wear gloves. Moreover, labor insurance. 

However, depending on the characteristics of the job, use a separate suitable type of labor protection gloves, instead of using the same type of gloves.

Such as:

  • Healthcare workers often wear disposable and easily replaceable waterproof work gloves to prevent exposure
  • Construction workers wear soft but thick cloth gloves to increase smoothness and reduce friction when handling
  • Production workers working in contact with hazardous chemicals need special rubber gloves to avoid skin burns or harmful chemical contamination.

How to wear protective gloves?

Do not think that wearing a pair of labor protection gloves is extremely simple, like wearing sunscreen gloves every day. The wearer needs to follow the sequence and note a few issues as follows:

Instructions to wear labor protection gloves

Moreover, read carefully and commit to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use printed on the product packaging.

  • Wash and dry your hands before putting on waterproof work gloves
  • Check and choose the right glove for your hand size
  • Wear an inner layer of gloves (if needed or required)