Personal Protective Equipment

Occupational Safety Handbook

Safety Gloves

Properties of safety gloves:
Safety gloves Mechanical strength
Elasticity
Resistance to oil
Resistance to acids Resistance to animal fats   Resistance to acetone  Resistance to cold temperatures
Nitlile 4 1 4 0 4 0 No
PVC 3 1 2 3 2 0 Yes
Latex 1 3 0 2 0 1 No

Size of safety gloves: 

Size of safety gloves (size wrist, inches)
Girth of the hand, mm Lenght of the hand, mm Glove length (min), mm
Safety gloves size6 - (S)
7 - (M)
8 - (L)
9 - (XL)
10- (XXL)
11-(XXXL)
152
178
203
229
254
279
160
171
182
192
204
215
220
230
240
250
260
270

The sensitivity of the fingers.
Gloves reduce the sensitivity of the fingers. Gloves reduce the ability to manipulate the fingers. These deficiencies determined by measuring the ability of grasping fingers. Carry out the following test. There are polishing steel cylindrical samples. Samples have different diameters from 5 to 11 mm. Man wearing gloves and trying to raise these samples. Sample with the smallest diameter (which has the ability to take) - is the restrictions on the freedom of manipulation of the fingers. 

Waterproofing of safety gloves. 
In order to check the waterproofing - pour water into the glove. Testing for 30 minutes. If there is no water droplets on the outside - that these gloves have been successfully tested.