7 Types of Safety Hand Gloves

Maybe many of us are already familiar with safety hand gloves. Especially for those who work with a high potential for danger, the use of hand gloves is no longer just an obligation but a necessity so that our healthy and beautiful hands are not scratched and may even be seriously injured due to work.

But did you know that there are  many types of safety gloves ?

Safety hand gloves are tools used to protect hands from potential hazards such as scratches from sharp objects, heat, and even chemicals. Hand gloves that are used to protect from heat are certainly different from those used to protect hands from chemicals. What’s the difference? Then how to apply it? Here are some types of hand gloves based on their function and constituent materials:

 1. Impact Hand Gloves

Impact Hand Gloves
Impact Hand Gloves via tokopedia

This type of Impact Hand Gloves is equipped with a shock absorber feature This means that when a heavy object falls and hits your hand, Impact Hand Gloves can protect your hand by absorbing the impact energy so that your hand is not completely affected by the impact energy.

2. Cut & Puncture Resistant Gloves

Cut & Puncture Resistant Gloves digitx-gloves.com
Cut & Puncture Resistant Gloves digitx-gloves.com

Hand Gloves of this type are hand gloves that are often used when machining, especially abrasives. The nitrile formulation in the material makes these gloves resistant to abrasion caused by friction. Cut & Puncture Resistant Glove is also resistant to sharp objects, so it is suitable for workers who use abrasive machines.

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3. Anti-Slip Hand Gloves

Anti-Slip Hand Gloves
Anti-Slip Hand Gloves

Anti Slip Hand Gloves are used on wet or oily workpieces. These anti-slip gloves are equipped with Grip Technology so that oily or wet work objects can be gripped firmly without slipping. With microchannel technology, these gloves absorb liquid fluids that stick to the workpiece so that the contact of the glove with the workpiece is not blocked by these fluids.

5. Lifting Hand Gloves

Lifting Hand Gloves
Lifting Hand Gloves

This type of hand gloves is the type of safety gloves that are most often found on the market. Used to protect hands from scratches by sharp objects and minimize the potential for slippage when lifting something. These hand gloves are made of fibrous fabric. There are also several lifting hand gloves that are equipped with a rubber layer on the palm of the hand to increase hand grip strength when lifting.

Do not use this type of hand gloves when you operate objects or rotating machines. Why? Because these hand gloves are made of fibrous cloth, there is the potential for the fibers to get caught in the rotating machine which actually endangers our hands.

6. Heat Resistant Gloves 

Heat Resistant Gloves 
Heat Resistant Gloves

These hand gloves are usually made of leather and have a smooth layer of cloth inside. These Heat Resistant Gloves are thicker and heavier than other hand gloves. Why is it made of rubber and thick? Because as the name implies, these hand gloves function as heat insulators that protect our hands from heat or high temperatures. In the market, these hand gloves are often referred to as welding gloves. Usually used when welding work, blander (cutting torch), and various other jobs that are directly related to high temperatures, furnaces, etc.

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7. Chemical Resistant Gloves

As the name implies, chemical resistant gloves are usually used in the scope of laboratories and work that is directly related to chemical materials or substances, such as wet analysis and painting. These hand gloves are usually made of latex, nitrile, vinyl, and PVC materials. Chemical gloves made of latex, nitrile, and vinyl are gloves that we often see used in the medical field, but the use itself is actually not limited to that, these hand gloves can also be used in chemical laboratories because they are impermeable to liquids. These gloves are disposable or single use.

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Latex gloves

In addition, there are also chemical gloves made of PVC. When viewed from the shape, these gloves usually have longer and thicker sleeves than other chemical resistant gloves. Chemical Resistant Gloves of this type are commonly used during painting jobs.

Chemical Resistant Gloves

Of course, there are many other types of safety hand gloves. Hopefully this article can provide more knowledge for those of you who are going to buy safety gloves. The more suitable the gloves are, the smaller the potential danger.