An informative article from worldpumps.com about the importance of the appropriate gloves in the right environments.
Ensuring that an effective hand protection policy is in place to safeguard those employees handling chemicals can impact positively on a business. After all, it is not only a legal requirement to protect the workforce but any employee from organisations offering personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions, this need not be alarming.
Chemicals are hazardous to the body’s largest organ – the skin and can cause multiple health problems even if only exposed to an accidental spillage or vapour. The adverse effects of exposing the hands to chemicals can range from drying of the skin, irritation such as dermatitis, changes in skin colour, corrosion and even cancer. Chemicals entering through the skin can also contribute to a health problem elsewhere in the body such as internal organs or even bodily systems.
There are many industries in which chemicals are handled. Often this involves employees decanting chemicals into containers, applying chemicals manually, mixing, handling and transporting.