Working hand in glove with OSHA

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When must my employees wear work gloves on the job?

Working hand in glove with OSHA

According to OSHA, you are required to select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employee's hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes. While there are no ANSI standards for hand protection, the gloves you supply must be based on the performance characteristics of the glove in relation to the tasks to be performed.



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