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7 Types of Personal Protective Gloves


1.What are protective gloves?

2.Certain job-specific gloves


What are protective gloves?

Work gloves are designed to protect the user's hands and fingers from unnecessary injury, such as cuts, blisters, debris, skin punctures, or thermal and chemical burns. The type of gloves varies depending on the work environment. Work gloves can also be called safety gloves or protective gloves.

Protecting hand safety seems really hard to obey, but we often put our fingers in danger, as long as we use proper hand protection devices to ensure our safety in the workplace.

When used, the hand protection device protects our hands from dangerous conditions such as sharp edges, pinch points, rotating machinery, hot objects, electricity, debris, and dangerous chemicals. In case of not protecting, our hands are extremely vulnerable to these dangerous injuries, which can last a lifetime.

Considering all these dangerous situations and the fact of various gloves offer various hand protection, types of safety gloves are divided;

Lightweight gloves

Disposable gloves

Chemical and liquid resistant gloves

Rip, puncture, and cut resistant gloves

Heat resistant gloves

Shock and vibration resistant gloves

Heavy duty gloves

These are the types of certain gloves for specific workplaces. It is better to know which one is the most useful for you, rather than choosing a one-size-all fit style simple glove.

Certain job-specific gloves

Lightweight gloves

As it is understood from the name, lightweight cotton and cloth gloves create a thin barrier between workers’ hands and tools. That's why even if these safety gloves provide some protection against contaminants like dirt or dust, or other minor abrasions, they are not strongly effective in preserving hands from cuts, chemicals, and punctures. When latex, PVC, and polyurethane coatings are added to these cotton gloves, they somehow will be resistant to potential hazards. These gloves are more durable to maintain your hands from the cold.

Disposable gloves

Disposable gloves are designed for single use. They are suitable for accidental contact applications, such as little or no exposure to potential hazards with the conditions include preventing spills, splashing or overspray, preventing infectious pathogens and material contamination.

Latex, neoprene, nitrile rubber, and vinyl are thinner materials that these gloves are made of, they allow users to maintain the sensitivity of their hands. But this feature also makes them unsuitable for handling sharp, abrasive materials or irritating chemicals for long periods of time. It is because they can hardly prevent tears, punctures, or chemical burns and hands can get injured.

Chemical resistant gloves

For preventing intentional contact: large-scale, prolonged exposure to acids, alkalis, and various other chemicals, chemical resistant gloves are the best to use. These gloves can be in different materials depending on the job-specific chemicals you work with. Nitrile, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), Latex, Polyethylene materials are some of them.

Cut resistant gloves

Cut resistant gloves typically are made of high-quality stainless steel which is resistant to any tear, puncture, and cuts. Depending on the needs of your job and the level of cut resistance you need, you should choose gloves made from Parrotias, as they are highly resistant to keep your hands safe.

Heat resistant gloves

As Thermal Proof Gloves Heat resistant gloves and cold-resistant gloves, protect against extreme temperatures. The gloves are fabricated from various materials like aluminized material, neoprene which both are capable of extremely high temperatures.

Vibration Resistant Gloves

Vibration Resistant Gloves absorb any impact and vibration that may occur during construction or fabrication work. Protective gloves are really helpful for health, as not using these types of gloves during work may cause dangerous diseases like hand-arm vibration syndrome or HAVS.

Heavy Duty Gloves

Heavy Duty Gloves are the best user protective gloves for their materials. Durable materials are from deerskin, cowhide leather, etc.


By reading the above-mentioned types of gloves, you will easily get to know the safety gloves and choose the right one to use for industrial applications.


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