Dear all
Hear in my factory some of the chemical store employess are refuse to wear the hand gloves v have a provided high quilty rubber hand gloves but the emplyess are not wearing the gloves becuse of if they wear a gloves the skin will removed and it looks like a burns on the fingures so can any one one suggest me to slove this problem.
Manjunath MS

From India, Bangalore
Dinesh Divekar

Business Mentor, Consultant and Trainer
Dear Manjunatha,
Let the workers wear two set of gloves. Inner glove should be simple made of ordinary plastic. In many hotels or bakeries they wear this glove. Over this glove let them wear the high quality rubber glove.
If they wear some inner glove then their skin will not get exposed to the rubber glove and there will not be any marks.

From India, Bangalore

AGM EHS and Project Management
Dear Manjunath,
There is another thread on use of PPE.
I have posted comments to that thread, same are applicable here.
Pl Refer them, still if you have any questions come back.
However using two sets of hand gloves is not a good idea.
Thanks & Regards,

From India, Nasik
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Environmental, Health and safety
Dear Manjunath,

It is vital to choose the best chemical-resistant gloves for the task at hand, since they protect the skin from cuts, burns, hazardous chemicals and extreme temperatures. No single glove can combat all types of chemical substances. To select the right set of gloves, you need to perform a hazard assessment and factor in the gloves’ permeation breakthrough rate and degradation time.

A hazard assessment involves taking into account the types of chemicals or chemical combination the gloves will come in contact with. It is important to identify the toxic properties of the chemicals involved, the concentrations and temperatures the gloves will be exposed to and the length of time they will be in contact with the chemicals. Depending on the task, contact might either be minimal or the gloves may be required to withstand being immersed in the chemicals for longer periods.

Chemically-resistant gloves are classified by the permeation breakthrough time. This data refers to how long the gloves can withstand or resist the chemicals from breaking through when they are immersed in the chemical solution. Permeated gloves don’t look any different, so it is very important to choose the right gloves for the job. When dealing with a single chemical, choosing gloves that are highly-resistant will offer you excellent protection. If you are working with a combination of chemicals, then it is vital to choose a set of chemical-resistant gloves that are highly-resistant to the chemical with the shortest breakthrough time

Another factor to consider is how fast the material degrades over time due to chemical exposure. Chemical-resistant gloves may become discolored, hard, brittle or weak. The degradation effects the gloves’ permeation resistance, so it is important to check the degradation ratings for the particular glove and chemical combination you have in mind.

It is also important to consider the level of dexterity you might require. Thinner gloves, for instance, are usually used for delicate work done in laboratories, while thicker gloves are employed for tasks such as handling pesticides or cleaning industrial components. The way to choose the best chemical-resistant gloves is to go through the manufacturer’s chemical resistance guide and select the glove that has the highest resistance to the chemicals they will be exposed to.

There are many polymers that are used to make chemical-resistant gloves, and their composition may vary from one manufacturer to another. One way to be sure about the quality of the gloves in question is to take a look at the specific manufacturer’s test statistics or call the manufacturer for more specific suggestions.

Check user reviews of the gloves. While some gloves may seem excellent in terms of specifications, it is good to get an idea of how resistant they are in actual usage. Chemical-resistant gloves that have fantastic permeation resistance may not be of much use in the field if they tear easily or get punctured fast. To choose the best chemical-resistant gloves, always consider the physical requirements of the job itself.

Hope its solve your problem.

From United States, Fpo

Safety & Production
dear raghu,
a very good explanation.
in addition to this - manjunath - pls refer section 8 of msds which speaks about Personal Protection / Exposure controls.... its simple...
you will get all the information there & with the number of chemicals handled, you can come to a conclusion, which type of gloves would be compatible for you.
avoid powder coated gloves, as it results in some skin alergies.

From India, Delhi
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