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©2009 Mourne Training Services
©2009 Mourne Training Services
Dear Lab Tech Guy,

I am often confused by the range of safety gloves
available in the lab ...
©2009 Mourne Training Services

Dear James,
As you might expect, selecting the correct gloves for working in
a laboratory ...
In many laboratories nitrile
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Lab Tech Guy on selecting gloves

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Lab Tech Guy on selecting gloves

  1. 1. ©2009 Mourne Training Services
  2. 2. ©2009 Mourne Training Services Dear Lab Tech Guy, I am often confused by the range of safety gloves available in the lab where I work (a QC testing facility for drug products). Do you have any advice on how I should select the correct gloves? Yours, James (Manchester, England)
  3. 3. ©2009 Mourne Training Services Dear James, As you might expect, selecting the correct gloves for working in a laboratory depends on what you are going to be handling. When you carry out a risk assessment you need to consider what you will touch and the risk associated with that chemical, material, equipment etc. You may find that the MSDS for a particular chemical will suggest a suitable type of glove to use. A comprehensive Glove Selection Chart which summarises a wide range of chemicals together with appropriate types of gloves is provided by All Safety Products Inc. Getting gloves off without touching the outside is a skill worth perfecting:
  4. 4. In many laboratories nitrile ©2009 Mourne Training Services gloves are used as a general purpose glove. This is because they provide protection from a Interesting fact # 1 wide variety of solvents, oils, Perhaps surprisingly, sticky tape and Marigold gloves are among the most effective gear to prevent radioactive dust petroleum products and some coming into contact with the body during nuclear corrosives. They also have decommissioning. good resistance to cuts, snags, punctures and abrasions. Therefore I recommend that you always keep a box of these handy. Yours digitally,
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