Chemical Gloves 101

Chemical Gloves 101

Chemical Gloves 101

What do you see when you think of chemicals at the workplace?

Perhaps you’re imagining glowing vats of green goo, or sizzling acids eating through sheet metal.

However, pretty much anything we come into contact with can be considered a chemical. Water is a chemical, too!

The question is:

What are my working conditions like?

What are the hazards I need to look out for?


Here are some helpful tips to help you narrow down the type of chemical glove that works best for you!

Hot or cold?

Some chemical resistant gloves work better in certain temperatures.

Don’t use PVC gloves in hot environments . However, they work great in cold places!

PVC gloves also resist acids, bases and peroxides.


Latex for dex!

Latex gloves are light and stretchy. Your hands will remain dextrous even as the gloves protect you from a variety of compounds!

However, they tear easily and shouldn’t be used for rough work.

They’re an inexpensive and great option for food handling and lab settings!


Sharp, pointy objects?

If your work is rough, consider nitrile gloves!

They’re especially resistant to puncture damage and are grease-resistant to boot.

Perfect for construction work!


Need to foil oil?

Neoprene gloves are especially good at resisting oil and grease.

The perfect mechanic and maintenance glove, they’re durable and don’t tear easily!

We hope this guide helped you on your safety decisions! For any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us 



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