Think of how many intricate things you do with your hands just to wire a switch. How well do you protect your hands?
Gloves are the standard PPE for hand protection. However, you must use the specific type of gloves that fits the situation. For example:
- For electrical protection, wear gloves suitable to the energy levels involved. Test prior to use with the correct method (don't blow into them).
- If you're using solvents, adhesives, or other chemicals, check the container label or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to find out which gloves to use.
- Wear work gloves in situations where mechanical injury is possible. A slip with a saw can be a nonevent, or it can send you to the emergency room.