Gloves to Protect Yourself From Electrical Sparks
Gloves to Protect Yourself From Electrical Sparks

Different types of work safety gloves provide different types of hand protection.

Rather than use a one-size-fits-all approach, there are many gloves you will want to use for specific works.

How can you tell if you are using the best glove for your work?

This guide covers different types of work safety gloves and when they should be used.

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Coated Fabric Gloves

Non-coated fabric gloves these gloves offer a little more protection against cuts, punctures, and chemicals.

PVC, Nitrile, and polyurethane are general coatings, but the real coating you need depends on the work itself.

North by Honeywell 51/7147 Grip N Hot Mill Nitrile Coated Gloves, Fabric/Cotton, Natural, Men's-Medium (Pack of 12)

$86.52  in stock
3 new from $86.50
Free shipping
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

ACKTRA Nitrile Fully Coated Cotton WORK GLOVES 12 Pairs, WG005, Oil Acid Alkali Resistant (Safety Cuff), Large

$32.75  in stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

Work Gloves PU Coated-12 Pairs,KAYGO KG15P,Nylon Lite Polyurethane Safety Work Gloves, Gray Polyurethane Coated, Knit Wrist Cuff,Ideal for Light Duty Work (X-Large, Black)

 in stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

Cotton/fabric Gloves

This is the most general type of gloves for general projects or work where a high level of protection is not required.

These gloves provide a lightweight, think fabric covering that offers little safety to the user.

They are mostly used to stop little splinters or scrapes, though they do nothing to stop burns, punctures, or cuts.

12 Pairs Cotton String Knit Cotton Polyester Gloves Plain Seamless Workwear Gloves Protective Industrial Work Gloves Large

$12.99  in stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

Showa Atlas 460 Vinylove Cold Resistant Insulated Gloves - X-Large

$16.50  in stock
10 new from $16.50
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

West Chester 712SG Heavy Weight String Knit Gloves [Gray] - [Pack of 12 Pairs] 9.5 in. Length, 4 in. Width 7 Cut Poly Cotton Safety Gloves, Grey, Large

 out of stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

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Leather Gloves

Leather gloves are best for several reasons. They offer the best insulation, grip, and durability.

They are thicker than regular fabric, which provides a top-level of protection.

Anyway, leather gloves tend to crack, dry, or shrivel when excessively exposed to high temperatures.

They are not perfect at working with heat because they provide sufficient burn protection when in the best situation.

RAPICCA 16 Inches,932℉, Leather Forge/Mig/Stick Welding Gloves Heat/Fire Resistant, Mitts for Oven/Grill/Fireplace/Furnace/Stove/Pot Holder/Tig Welder/Mig/BBQ/Animal handling glove with 16 inches Extra Long Sleeve– Blue

 in stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

YESWELDER 16 Inches,932℉,Leather Forge MIG Welding Gloves, with Kevlar Stitching Heat/Fire Resistant, Palm Reinforcements, Black-Gray

$23.19  in stock
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

Revco GM1611 Top Grain Leather Cowhide MIG Welding Gloves with Reinforced Palm & Thumb & Index Finger, Seamless Forefinger, 5" Cuff for Extra Protection (Large)

 in stock
7 new from $26.19
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

Lincoln Electric Traditional MIG/Stick Welding Gloves | 14" Lined Leather | Kevlar Stitching | K2979-ALL

$18.99  in stock
4 new from $18.99
Free shipping
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

IRONCLAD Welding Leather Gloves MIG TIG STICK GRAIN, Palm Reinforcements, Fleece or Cotton Lining, Foam Insulation, Multi Options Cow, Elkskin, Buffalo, Sized S/M/L/XL, Great Fit

 in stock
6 new from $14.77
as of April 1, 2023 10:50 pm

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Rubber, latex, or plastic Gloves

These gloves are most generally used in medical laboratories or settings.

They are generally form-fitting to permit movability but protect chemicals, biohazards, solvents, or other bad substances.

Anyway, because the staff is so flexible and thinks, these gloves provide no puncture or heat resistance.

They are not perfect when using sharp flames or tools or when working with abrasive surfaces.

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