Hand and arm protection is a very important part of occupational safety. Due to the widespread use of high-pressure spray and spray equipment in the modern industry, there has been a significant increase in accidents caused by spray injuries to the hands. Hand injuries can be classified as physical injuries (fire and high temperature, Low temperature, electromagnetic and ionizing radiation, electric shock), chemical injury (chemical corrosion), mechanical injury (shock, stab wound, contusion, bite, tear, cut, abrasion) and biological injury (local infection).

Measures to protect hands and arms. First, when designing and manufacturing equipment and tools, full consideration must be taken from the perspective of safety protection, and more comprehensive protection measures should be provided. Second, by reasonably formulating and improving safety operating procedures, improving safety precaution facilities, Can well control the occurrence of hand injury accidents. The third is or you can use personal protective equipment, in actual production to wear appropriate hand and arm protective equipment. Protective equipment can be roughly divided into gloves, finger covers, hand pads, covers Sleeves, elbow pads, etc.

The article we will give you the introduction of  protective performance for 9 main protective gloves:

  1. Insulated Gloves

This refers to the type of insulating gloves that the operator wears to perform electrical insulation when carrying out live work on electrical equipment with an AC voltage of 1000 volts or below (or DC electrical equipment of the corresponding voltage level). Its product model, appearance size and Technical requirements must comply with the provisions of the “General Technical Conditions for Insulated Gloves for Live Working”. Gloves must have good electrical insulation properties. At the same time, good tensile strength and elongation at break, as well as puncture resistance and aging resistance, Flame resistance and low- temperature resistance.

  1. Cut-resistant Gloves

This glove is made of high-strength fiber and other fibers. At present, the world’s most used is the United States DuPont production (Kevlar), which is an aromatic polyamide fiber, which is one of the aramid fibers. Cut-resistant gloves made of fiber are softer, cut-resistant, wear-resistant, heat-resistant and fire-resistant than leather products. They are mainly used in metal processing, machinery factories, glass industry, automobile industry and steel plate industry to prevent sharp objects injured hand.

  1. High -temperature Resistant Flame Retardant Gloves

High -temperature resistant flame retardant gloves are a kind of protective gloves used in smelting furnaces or other furnaces. One is made of asbestos material as a thermal insulation layer and the outside is made of flame retardant cloth. The other is made of Flame retardant canvas is made of fabric, and the middle is lined with polyurethane as a heat insulation layer; there is also a metal coated on the surface of leather gloves, which is resistant to high temperature and flame retardant and can reflect radiant heat.

  1. Anti-static Gloves

The fabric is made of conductive fiber. The other is made of long-fiber stretch acrylic woven gloves, and then polyurethane resin is applied to the palm part, or polyurethane resin is applied to the fingertips or the surface of the glove is polyethylene coated. The fiber-ground gloves make the static electricity accumulated on the hands disappear quickly. The gloves with polyurethane or polyethylene coating are mainly difficult to generate dust and static electricity. These products are mainly used for weak current, assembly of precision instruments, product inspection, electronics industry, Printing, inspection of various research institutes, etc.

  1. Welder Gloves

Personal protective equipment to protect against high temperatures, molten metal, and sparks during welding. It is made of cow leather, pig leather, or two-layer leather. It is divided into two-finger, three-finger, and five-finger types according to different finger types. The engineer reminded the welder gloves to have strict appearance requirements. The first-class product requires the leather body to be thick and uniform, full and soft and elastic, and the leather surface has fine, uniform, firm, consistent color depth and no greasy feeling. Elastic, thick leather, slightly darker shades.

  1. Anti-impact Gloves

Personal protective equipment used to prevent vibration, such as forestry, mining, construction, transportation and other departments using handheld vibration tools (such as chainsaws, rock drills, etc.) to prevent vibration-induced occupational disease “white finger disease” caused by vibration. Structurally, it is mainly to add a certain thickness of foam plastic, latex, and air interlayer on the palm surface to absorb vibration. The thicker the pad, the more air it contains, the better the vibration reduction effect. But the palm and finger surface is too thick It is also easy to affect the operation.

  1. X-ray Protective Gloves

X-ray protective gloves are made of soft leaded rubber that can absorb or attenuate rays and have good physical properties. They are gloves worn by ray workers personally. Their performance should meet the requirements of “X-ray gloves.”

  1. Acid And Alkali Resistant Gloves

It is a protection product to prevent acid and alkali from hurting hands. Its quality should meet the requirements of “acid (alkali) resistant gloves”. Gloves are not allowed to have defects such as frost, brittleness, stickiness, and breakage. The non-leaking properties of gloves mean It is airtight, and no air leakage is allowed under certain pressure. According to the material, this kind of gloves can be divided into rubber acid and alkali resistant gloves, latex acid, and alkali resistant gloves, plastic acid and alkali resistant gloves, and plastic acid and alkali resistant gloves. Etc. Waterproof gloves and gas-proof gloves can be replaced by acid- and alkali-resistant gloves.

  1. Oil Resistant Gloves

These products are made of materials such as nitrile rubber, chloroprene, or polyurethane to protect the skin of the hands from irritations caused by oils and other skin diseases, such as acute dermatitis, acne, folliculitis, dry skin, Cleft palate, pigmentation, and nail changes.