Hand injuries are common in many workplaces, and they can result from various hazards such as cuts, punctures, abrasions, chemical or thermal burns, fractures, or amputations. Therefore, it is essential to select the right protective equipment to prevent such injuries. Hand protection equipment includes gloves, finger guards, and arm coverings. Here are the different types of hand protection gloves that are available for various occupational hazards:

  1. Leather, Canvas, or Metal Mesh Gloves: These gloves protect against cuts, burns, and punctures. They are suitable for handling sharp-edged materials, welding, and metal fabrication.
  2. Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves: Made of cotton or other fabrics, these gloves protect against dirt, chafing, and abrasions. They are suitable for light-duty work such as handling cardboard boxes or packaging materials.
  3. Insulating Rubber Gloves: These gloves are used to protect against electrical hazards. They are suitable for electrical work and should comply with the relevant standards and regulations.
  4. Chemical and Liquid Resistant Gloves: These gloves are designed to protect against exposure to harmful chemicals or liquids. The appropriate glove material should be selected based on chemical compatibility. They are suitable for tasks such as handling corrosive materials, immersing hands in chemicals, or working with chemicals for extended periods.