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Hand Protection

Hand Protection

Overview: Hand Protection Safety Equipment
Hand Protection Glossary & Terms
Relevant Hand Protection Safety Regulations and Standards
All Safety Product Hand Protection Links and Associations

Hand Protection Products Overview

Hand protection and gloves must be worn when employees’ hands are exposed to absorption/contact of harmful substances, cuts, lacerations, abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, and harmful temperature extremes.

There is simply a huge range of glove types:

  • Anti-Vibration Gloves
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • Clean room and Sterile Gloves
  • Coated Gloves
  • Cotton Canvas Gloves
  • Cryo Gloves
  • Cut Resistant Gloves
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Drivers Gloves
  • Extended Service Safety Gloves
  • High temperature safety Gloves
  • Inspection Gloves
  • Kevlar and Cotton Blend Gloves
  • Knit String Gloves
  • Latex Gloves
  • Leather Palm Work Gloves
  • Material Handling Tool Gloves
  • Mechanic's Gloves
  • Natural Rubber Coated Gloves
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • String Gloves
  • Terry Cloth Gloves
  • Vinyl and Poly Gloves
  • Welding Gloves

Selecting the right type of hand protection product depends on the duration of use, the environment, liquids or materials the employee must handle and the tasks to be performed.

All Safety Products detailed information that can assist you in selecting the correct safety Hand protection to ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance.

Hand Protection Products Glossary & Terms

  • CPPT: Cut Protection Performance Test
  • Keystone Thumb: Comfortable gloves that allows to maximum thumb movement
  • Nap In Gloves: Hot mill glove with good abrasion resistance
  • Nap out Gloves: Hot mill gloves with good heat protection
  • NRL: Natural Rubber Latex gloves come in Powdered or Powder Free Styles
  • Straight Thumb: Gloves designed for close fisted work
  • Wing Thumb Gloves: designed for open handed work, pushing, pulling, and lifting

Relevant Hand Protection Products Safety Regulations and Standards

  • ANSI/SEA 105-2005
  • ASTM 1790
  • ASTM F739-91
  • CE standard EN388
  • CE standard EN 407
  • FDA 21 CFR 880.6250
  • FFDCA requirement for Food Contact
  • NFPA 1999
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.138
  • OSHA 21 CFR parts 170-199

All Safety Product Hand Protection Links and Associations

Hand Protection Press Releases

ANSI American National Standards Institute

ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

CE Conformité Européene /European Conformity

FFDCA Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act   

FDA Food & Drug Administration

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

USDA United States Department of Agriculture

CSA Canadian Standard Association