From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] IRSST: Choosing the Right Protective Glove IsnÕt Easy, But Research Provides Some Guidance
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:19:23 -0500
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This article is a good reminder about the challenges of glove selection in general, and also includes a link to an interesting article (in French) on the impact of chemical contamination of gloves on the gloves' mechanical strength.

- Ralph

Choosing the Right Protective Glove Isn‰??t Easy, But Research Provides Some Guidance

Wearing gloves helps protect your hands. This basic principle seems simple, but the details are a lot more complicated. What glove will give me the best protection when I handle needles, glass, sheet metal or solvents? What glove won‰??t reduce my dexterity? And if I wash it, will it protect me less? What if I don‰??t wash it? What if the things I handle are coated with solvent or oil? There are lots of questions to consider before you actually pull on a glove. That‰??s why the IRSST has funded and conducted a number of research projects on protective gloves.

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