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Gloves less safe than assumed Protection level determines choice of gloves
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Gloves less safe than assumed

Protection level determines choice of gloves

How safe are gloves that protect the wearerís hands for less than a second upon contact with a solvent? And how safe are gloves made of a material that migrates to the skin and harms the wearerís health? SHE officers are starting to realize that not all gloves are created equal. At the Laborama safety seminar in Spring 2017, Ann Van den Borre, Senior Technical Manager and Guardian Chemical at Ansell HealthCare Europe, pointed out that many analysts do not know enough about the responsible use of safety gloves. The protection gloves offer against chemicals depends on their thickness and the type of material they are made of. Lab technicians usually wear disposable latex or vinyl gloves because these offer touch sensitivity. What few technicians know is that these gloves only provide splash protection. Once fouled, a vinyl or latex glove should be replaced immediately.
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