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Protective gloves selection guide

This protective gloves selection guide includes an interactive selection tool and a PDF information document.

The objective of this guide is to provide necessary information for helping individuals and OH&S managers identify protective gloves that correspond to their needs. Even if it has been designed for an occupational use, this guide can also be useful in the case of personal- and leisure-type activities. When hands are exposed to hazards, they must be protected. Injuries can be avoided when gloves are suited for the risks, are worn correctly and are maintained appropriately.

The interactive selection tool allows a search of information on a specific glove model as well as a criteria-based search for glove models, in particular according to the resistance to mechanical risks, food handling compliance and cost. A help relative to the use of this selection tool is available in the top right corner of the banner.

The PDF information document provides information on relevant laws and regulations, risk management process, types of gloves, manufacturing processes, materials, risks and characterization methods among others. It includes also some examples of situation scenarios.

Additional Information

Research Project: 0099-5190
Publication no.: UT-007
Version: Avril 2016
Language: French, english
Online since: May 05, 2010
Format: Application / Website