How to Select Gloves for the Job

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to protect your hands and fingers from injuries, how outdoor work can cause injuries, how to select the best gloves for the job, how can a cloth gloves can protect you from hazards, what are the different types of gloves. Click here to watch the 16 minutes full length version.

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Our hands, wrists and fingers are valuable tools… the most valuable we'll ever own. Whether we're completing a project at work or playing catch with the kids…our hands are involved in just about everything we do. In fact, we use our hands so much that they are exposed to a multitude of hazards. Throughout the day our hands can encounter hazards such as:

  • Machines with heavy or fast moving parts that can pinch or grab.
  • Sharp tools that can cut or puncture.
  • And corrosive materials that can damage the skin.
If these types of hazards go unchecked, they can cause real problems. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that we can protect and care for our hands.

These Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Safety Videos discuss the various types of activities employees can engage in where their hands, wrists and fingers can be subject to injury, and what they can do to avoid hazards and protect their hands.

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Video Transcript

One of the simplest and most effective ways you can protect your hands and fingers from injuries is to put on a pair of gloves. But it's important to remember that all gloves are not created equal. You need to choose the ones that will give you the best protection from the specific hazards that you encounter while you work. For instance, light outdoor work can cause scratches, blisters and sometimes even involve encounters with poison ivy. A basic pair of cloth gloves can protect you from these hazards.