What’s Your Favorite Glove to Use in the Automotive Shop

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

If you work in the automotive industry you know that your hands take the brunt of the work and the risk. With the variety of tools, machinery, and chemicals used on a daily basis you understand that it is very important to have a proper pair of gloves to help mitigate any injuries.
 
When you’re choosing a pair of disposable gloves to use while working in an automotive shop, there are three main points you should keep in mind as you make your selection. First, you need to ensure that yourself and other employees grasp the level of risk that is involved with using potentially poisonous products without protection. You also must work to increase worker compliance in regards to properly using personal protective equipment and gloves. And finally, it is wise to have a proper understanding of the different glove materials on the market so you can pick the best option for your environment.
 
One of our favorite types of disposable gloves for the automotive industry are nitrile gloves. Nitrile is a synthetic rubber that is inherently resistant to many chemicals including greases, gasoline, oils, acids, bases, esters, caustics, solvents, and alcohols…all of which are found on a regular basis in the automotive industry. Nitrile is often more comfortable than other glove materials because it can be produced to be thinner while maintaining its protective qualities but is more dexterous for the wearer. In addition, nitrile is nearly 3 times more puncture resistant than its latex counterpart.
 
Check out these industrial nitrile gloves which are black and help to conceal the messiness of working with various automotive products. Or, if you’re looking for something more hi-vis, check out these.
 
If you’re still on the latex bandwagon, we recommend these. Latex, however doesn’t protect against as many chemicals as nitrile does and many people also have allergies to latex.

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