Many job functions require employees to wear gloves. When you work with chemicals or sharp objects, gloves are an accessory your fingers can’t afford to miss. Wearing gloves in the workplace can reduce your risk of hand injuries by 70 percent.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention), 26% of non-fatal injuries involve the hands.
Therefore, employers are required to provide gloves any time an employee’s hand is exposed to hazards such as cuts, burns due to heat, chemicals etc. When looking for gloves there are a few things to keep in mind. What type of glove do you require in order to safely & productively do the job function?
The first step in considering the type of glove should be based on the job function; the last part is choosing the right glove size. Here is a quick trick. Just measure the circumference of your hand across the knuckles. If you’re 7-8”inches then you’re like me a small, 8-9” Medium, 9-10” Large and 10-11” X-Large.
No matter what size your hand is or the job function preformed, safety protection is the only fit that matters!
Posted by: Amy