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Unsupported Gloves

Last updated: June 13, 2019

What Does Unsupported Gloves Mean?

Unsupported gloves are made of rubber, without woven fabric liners, and are used to protect the hands of workers who are handling chemicals, detergents, solvents, solutions and biological hazards. Unsupported gloves remain skin-tight when worn. They are normally not reusable. In order for these gloves to provide the highest level of safety, workers need to follow the proper procedure of wearing and disposing off these gloves.

Safeopedia Explains Unsupported Gloves

Supported gloves are made of a woven fabric liner that's dipped in a glove compound, while unsupported gloves are made by dipping porcelain hand forms in the glove compound (neoprene, latex, rubber, butyl and nitrile.). Different types of unsupported gloves are used for handling different chemicals. A detailed chemical resistance selection chart is given on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website.


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