Resistant Glove Selection
gloves it is important to understand that all gloves are permeable
at different rates. Some chemicals will permeate or breakthrough
a particular glove type within seconds while other chemicals
may take hours to permeate the glove. One glove type does NOT
offer universal protection. The typical laboratory will require
several different types of gloves (i.e., nitrile, neoprene,
PVA, vinyl, natural rubber, Silver Shield, etc.) to adequately
protect against all of the chemicals in use. Therefore, each
person is responsible for ensuring that the glove selected will
adequately protect against the particular chemical being used.
To assist each user in proper glove selection EHS has provided
a number of resources, including Manufacturer Glove Selection
Charts, in the column located to the right of this paragraph.