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Cleanroom Gloves

Orange Nitrile Gloves In Cleanroom

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.
All Safety Products is your source for cleanroom gloves that are used in areas that have specific requirements for low contamination risk. When cleanroom conditions are involved, special hand protection is required.
Selecting the right type of hand protection for cleanroom use depends on the duration of use, the environment, liquids or materials the employee must handle and the tasks to be performed. The most common types of contaminants in gloves for cleanroom use are particles, ions, certain elements, etc. Transfer can occur through touch, liquid-borne and airborne contact.
All Safety Products distributes a complete range of cleanroom gloves made of different materials and with varying levels of protection:

  • Latex
  • Nitrile
  • Sterile Nitrile
  • Vinyl
While preserving the environment of the cleanroom is an important component of selecting a glove, the safety and protection of the worker is the most important. Cleanroom hazards fall into three categories: physical, biological, and chemical, each of which requires unique characteristics from a glove.
Natural rubber latex is the most cost effective of any material available. Latex is durable and easy to manufacture, but does not dissipate static. Also, there is the consideration of those who have allergies to the proteins found in natural latex that can result in painful rashes.
Nitrile and Sterile Nitrile offer good puncture resistance and are more chemical resistant, especially to solvents, than natural rubber latex gloves. In addition, Nitrile and Sterile Nitrile handle static well and does not cause allergic reactions. Nitrile gloves also are becoming more affordable.
Vinyl Gloves dissipate static and are considered clean and inexpensive. Vinyl gloves retain heat, however, and poorly transmit moisture vapor.
Important Cleanroom Gloves Industry Links
  • FDA Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.org
  • ASTM American Society for Testing Materials - www.astm.org
  • ICCCS International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies - www.icccs.org
  • ISO International Organization for Standardization - www.iso.ch
To ensure you are meeting OSHA requirements and other applicable safety standards and practices, it is best to consult with a professional safety consultant (www.aiha.org) or call your local OSHA area office or your state OSHA Consultation Services for their interpretation of your situation.