Presentation on theme: "PPE: Gloves. Why wear PPE? When working with hazardous materials cannot be avoided and where engineering controls are insufficient, PPE is the way to."— Presentation transcript:
Why wear PPE? When working with hazardous materials cannot be avoided and where engineering controls are insufficient, PPE is the way to protect yourself from injuries Accidents always seem to happen “the one time” the person wasn’t wearing PPE
Why wear gloves? Important for purity/quality of work Protects skin from exposure
Which gloves to wear? Nitrile gloves hold up well against water, solids, acids, caustics, oils, alcohols and chlorinated solvents. Latex gloves are comfortable and are resistant to aqueous acid solutions, alkalis, salts and ketones. Some people have allergic reactions to latex gloves so this is an important consideration. Always check the manufacturer’s glove index or selection guide to be sure you have the right product for the chemicals you work with. Fit is also important! Don and doff gloves correctly to avoid contamination
Don’t forget… Always remove your gloves before… – Leaving the lab – Touching sink handles – Touching door handles – Pushing elevator buttons
Last step The use of gloves does not replace the need for washing your hands!
Need Help Deciding Glove Type? Check out these glove selection guides: – OSHA PPE Selection Guide (see Table 4) OSHA PPE Selection Guide – Ansell Glove Selection Guide Ansell Glove Selection Guide Call EHS (x40345) if you have glove selection questions!