Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Personal Protective Equipment

Glove Selection

Since glove protection is the last line of defense against a skin-uptake of hazardous materials, it is essential to ensure that the appropriate glove is selected. There are many types of gloves and each one is good for certain chemicals and useless for others. It is important to investigate the suitability and limitations of glove material prior to the initiation of any new laboratory procedure. It would also be prudent to review any existing protocol that requires the use of protective gloves.

To help you with matching a particular hazard with the appropriate protective glove consult with personnel in Environmental Health and Safety or check the following websites:

Respirator Selection

To find a suitable respirator for you, check the following links below: