Arms and Hand Protection
Arms and hands are vulnerable to cuts, punctures, burns, bruises, electrical shock, chemical spills, and amputation. Forms of hand protection available to employees include but are not limited to
Always wear the appropriate hand and arm protection. Table 1 provides guidance on chemical resistance of various glove materials.
Double your hand protection by wearing multiple gloves when necessary (e.g., two pairs of disposable gloves for work involving biological hazards). For arm protection, wear a long-sleeved shirt, a laboratory coat, chemical-resistant sleeves, or gauntlet-length gloves.
Follow these guidelines to ensure arm and hand safety:
IMPORTANT: Gloves are easily contaminated. Avoid touching surfaces such as telephones, door knobs, etc. when wearing gloves.