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Work Gloves

Definition - What does Work Gloves mean?

Work gloves are personal protective equipment worn during work projects that cover and protect the hands from the wrist to the fingers. Work gloves are meant to save the user's hands and fingers from unnecessary wounds such as cuts, blisters, splinters, skin punctures or heat and chemical burns. Gloves vary in type depending on the work environment.

Work gloves may also be known as safety gloves or protective gloves.

Safeopedia explains Work Gloves

Work Gloves can be made of cloth, leather, wool, latex, rubber, nitrile rubber, vinyl, neoprene or metal. Gloves provide comfort and protect the hands against exposure to extreme temperatures and wounds due to cuts, friction, splinters, punctures, abrasions, harmful biological and chemical contacts or infectious diseases. Work gloves are used by many working professionals such as air crews, barbed wire handlers, butchers, divers, woodcutters, police officers, doctors, firemen, food, chemical and medicine handlers, gardeners, farmers, machine operators, military personnel, sportsman, welders, blacksmiths, etc.

Due to the different hazards and conditions encountered by different professionals, there are many different kinds of work gloves. The nature of the task will determine what kind of glove a professional requires.

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