Rubber hand gloves are available for sale at our stores. These rubber made gloves are long-lasting and they serve well for various farm operations.
Uses of Rubber Hand Gloves
Hands are the most frequently injured part of the body on the farm. During a day’s work, a farmer’s hands might come in contact with chemicals, harsh detergents, paint, solvents, rough materials and sharp tools. Scalded, burned or frostbitten hands can be a problem. Cuts and abrasions on the hands may allow toxic chemicals to enter the body. These cuts, if not cleaned properly, may lead to infections. Use appropriate gloves, barrier creams, hand cleaners and lotions to protect hands.
Wearing gloves that match the job provides good hand protection. The only sound, properly fitting gloves should be worn. Tight gloves limit dexterity and are uncomfortable and overly large gloves can interfere with work. Use caution when wearing gloves near moving machinery parts. Gloved hands can be drawn into machines and the hands are severely injured. Gloves to protect the hands can be made of rubber, plastic, neoprene or other materials and should be unlined. Wire mesh, leather and canvas gloves protect against burns and cuts. Gloves insulated with rubber provide electrical protection. They should be long enough to cover the entire hand and part of the forearm. Wearing long sleeves will provide an extra barrier for the skin along with the gloves.
After using chemicals and before removing your gloves, rinse and clean them thoroughly. After removing your gloves, wash your hands again.
Make sure you have extra gloves on hand. When gloves wear out, throw them away and use another pair. If there is any question about whether the gloves leak, do not use them. There is a simple way to test them to see if they leak. Fill them with water and squeeze the top. If water comes out the palm or fingers, replace the gloves.