The number of applications for which hand protection must be provided is too extensive to list. In general, protection must be provided wherever there is a hazard.
A comprehensive list of hazards must be compiled for each workplace and suitable hand protection obtained for each process.
There is a vast range of hand protection. To make sure that the correct type is used for a specific task, refer to suppliers' catalogues and if in doubt seek advice from the manufacturer or supplier.
For protection from chemical hazards, a range of glove types may be required. One type of glove will not provide protection against all chemical hazards, and compatibility charts need to be consulted when identifying suitable gloves for a particular application. Gloves should be checked routinely for leaks and rejected gloves destroyed immediately.
Some people may develop an allergic reaction to latex gloves. To avoid reactions, you can provide reduced-protein and powder-free gloves, ensure good housekeeping to reduce latex build up and advise workers to wash hands thoroughly after removing latex gloves.