Personal Protective Equipment - Hands (Safety Gloves)


Basically, personal protective equipment is a tool or equipment that must be used to protect and maintain the safety of workers when doing work that has the potential danger or risk of work accidents. Personal protective equipment (PPE) that must be used in accordance with potential hazards, so that it is effective in protecting workers as users.

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

Safety hand gloves are tools that are used to protect hands from potential hazards such as sharp scratches, heat, and even chemicals. Hand gloves which are used to protect from heat are certainly different from those used to protect hands from chemicals.

Gloves come in various shapes. Among others, namely :
  • Gloves
  • Mitten
  • Hand Pad
  • Sleeve
To keep gloves in good condition and can be used for a long time, you can use the following methods:
  • Hand protective equipment that has been used must be cleaned, washed with water, inside and out and dried.
  • Store in a clean bag and place it in a locker or cabinet rack.

How to Use Hand Protective Equipment
  • Choosing hand protective equipment that suits the potential danger.
  • Choose the size according to the size of the user's hand
  • Inserting hands with cuffed or wrinkled wrists, the ends of workers' sleeves get into cuffs or wrinkles, then the cufflinks are buttoned or the wrinkles are trimmed.
  • Gloves without cuffs or without wrinkles, the ends of workers' long sleeves must be cuffed and the sleeve parts of the gloves are in cuffs or in wrinkles. It is not recommended to put the end of a long sleeve in a glove.


Here are some types of hand gloves based on their functions and constituent materials:

Impact Hand Gloves

Impact Hand Gloves


This Impact Hand Gloves are equipped with shock absorber features. 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 fully exposed to the impact energy.


Cut and Puncture Resistant Gloves

Cut and Puncture Resistant Gloves


Hand gloves of this type are hand gloves that are often used when in machinery, especially Abrasives. With nitrile formulations on the material, this glove is resistant to abrasion caused by friction. Cut & Puncture Resistant Glove is also resistant to sharp objects, so it is suitable for workers who use abrasion machines.

Anti-Slip Hand Gloves

Anti-Slip Hand Gloves


Anti slip hand gloves are used on wet or oily workpieces. Anti slip hand gloves are equipped with grip technology so that oily and wet work objects can be gripped firmly without slipping. With microchannel technology, these gloves absorb liquid fluid that attaches to the workpiece so that the glove's contact with the workpiece is not blocked by these liquids

Heat Resistant Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves


Heat Resistant Gloves are usually made of leather and the inside is a smooth layer of fabric. These 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 itself, these hand gloves are often referred to as welding gloves. Usually used during welding work, blanders (cutting torch), and various other jobs that are directly related to high temperatures, furnaces, etc.

Lifting Hand Gloves

Lifting Hand Gloves


Lifting Hand Gloves are the most commonly found hand gloves on the market. Used to protect hands from scratching sharp objects and minimize the potential for slippage when lifting something. These hand gloves are made of fibrous cloth. There are also some lifting hand gloves that are equipped with a rubber coating on the palm of the hand to increase the strength of the grip when lifting hands.

Do not use this type of hand gloves when you are operating objects or spinning machines. Because these hand gloves are made of fibrous fabric, there is the potential for the fibers to get stuck in the spinning machine which actually endangers the hand.

Chemical Resistant Gloves

Chemical Resistant Gloves


Usually used in the scope of the laboratory and work directly related to materials or chemicals, such as wet analysist and painting. These gloves are usually made of latex, nitrile, vinyl and PVC. 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 of their impermeability. These gloves are disposable or disposable.


Types of Hand Protective Equipment (PPE) Hands and their Functions


Cotton Gloves


Cotton Gloves


Usually these gloves are used for rough laborers and for climbing stairs and workers at heights.


Metal Mesh Gloves



These gloves protect from sharp edges and sharp objects.


Leather Gloves

Leather Gloves


These gloves protect hands from rough surfaces.


Disposable Latex Gloves

Disposable Latex Gloves


Gloves that protect against germ and bacteria

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