Environmental Health & Safety

University of Colorado Boulder

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Glove Protection and Selection Guide

General Description

Hand protection is very important when working with hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials, and bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials. Gloves provide a chemical resistant barrier between the worker’s hands and the reagent, but some chemicals can breach the barrier provided by the glove material. Any protective glove should be selected according to the chemical being handled and the nature of the lab operations.