Chemical Resistant Gloves
Gloves that protect against chemicals are a necessity inside many work environments. If you’re readily exposed to chemicals while at work, then you need safety gloves to prevent potential harm. Enviro Safety Products carries a collection of chemical-resistant gloves that will keep you prepared in the event of a spill or another risky scenario. Shop our wide selection to find the perfect pair of safety gloves to meet all of your needs.
Chemical resistant gloves are recommended in the following industries:
- Meat and Poultry Processing
- Chemical Processing
- Solvent Washing
- Degreasing Operations
- General Cleaning
- Refining Industries
- Material Handling
- Household Chores
What should you look for in a chemical glove?
Chemical gloves can be useful in a variety of applications. When planning to purchase a pair, you should look for features that help you perform your everyday duties. As an example, Enviro Safety carries a number of chemical gloves that maximize dryness inside the glove to prevent sweating and wetness. But if you were in a temperature controlled or a cold environment, this would be a redundant feature for you. Also, keep in mind that some gloves come with added gripping abilities.
Similarly, you should also consider the length of the glove you’ll need. Some people require an elbow-length safety glove for protection. If you don’t, you may find it to be cumbersome and unnecessary. Standard length gloves may be more than suitable for your needs. Naturally, some people will be interested in the appearance of their chemical gloves. For these people, we carry gloves in a number of different colors and exterior patterns.
How can chemical gloves protect you?
No matter how careful you may be, if you handle – or are frequently around – chemicals, the risk for an accident exists. This is precisely why chemical-resistant gloves are a must-have in any work environment that requires the handling of chemicals. A properly selected chemical glove can prevent any number of injuries – and even accidents. Elbow-length gloves, for example, offer more comprehensive protection than standard-sized gloves. This will allow you to reach further, dig deeper and worry less about splashing. These gloves are an excellent example of elbow-length protection.
Some gloves also have added benefits. These Green Predaknit Nitril Gloves offer resistance to snags, punctures, abrasions and cuts. Other gloves, like these G-Tek MaxiDry gloves, can help improve your grip on all of the wet and dry objects you handle.
What are your options when it comes to chemical safety gloves?
Chemical glove options are typically limited to the length of the gloves, the materials that they’re constructed from and thickness of the glove. These three categories will usually dictate how protective and durable a glove is. Keep in mind that weight and breathability are also significant factors to consider. These will be largely dictated by the thickness of the material used and its natural breathability qualities.
At Enviro Safety Products, our collection of chemical safety gloves comes in a variety of designs, materials, styles and other options. Our large collection means that you won’t have to struggle in order to find a glove to meet all of your requirements.
What kinds of materials are chemical gloves typically made from?
Some of the more common materials used in the construction of chemical gloves include: latex, nitrile, PVC, neoprene, butyl and rubber. Chemical gloves can be manufactured from other materials, too, but these are the most common choices. When it comes to finishes, these can vary as well. Some finishes may be rough to improve grip, while others may be smooth. Textures and embossed designs can also improve the visual appearance of these gloves. Some gloves even combine multiple materials such as this Neoprene over Latex pair.
Those that suffer from latex allergies do not need to worry about finding a glove option that won’t be an irritant to them; the bevy of materials chemical gloves come in makes this an easy task.
What type of chemical gloves will work best for you?
Your choice of chemical gloves will depend on the chemicals you handle. If your duties require you to have a 100 percent chemically resistant glove, then the choice is already clear. But if the chemicals you’re exposed to are less hazardous, you may be able to purchase gloves certified for low-level chemical and oil resistance.
Because of the nature of work often performed in chemical gloves, flexibility is frequently cited as a chief concern for wearers. But you should never sacrifice flexibility in favor of safety. If you can afford to potentially compromise elsewhere, consider purchasing one of our more flexible gloving options. These Chemical Resistant Nitrile Gloves with Embossed Diamond Grip offer excellent flexibility because of their 11-millimeter thickness. A flexible glove will allow you to perform dexterous work involving pipettes and other tough-to-handle items.
Why should you wear one?
There should never be a reason to take risks on the job. Handling chemicals without proper hand protection is one such risk that should always be avoided. Chemical gloves are typically priced very affordably given the level of safety and protection that they offer. Even if spills and accidents at your work are relatively rare, you should always ensure that a minor accident doesn’t become a major issue.
Why should I buy chemical gloves from Enviro Safety Products?
At Enviro Safety Products, our mission is to provide our customers with an unmatched selection to choose from. Our chemical gloves are an excellent example of this. We have a wide range of multi-purpose gloves for every conceivable use. Additionally, all of the chemical gloves we carry are available in multiple sizes. We have gloves that can fit the smallest and the largest hands. And we offer discounts on bulk orders.
Enviro Safety Products also carries an assortment of other safety products. Browse our collection of head, eye and face protection to find items to improve your on-the-job safety.