Working on Cars: Not Without Gloves

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

In recent years, the trend to wear protective gloves in the automotive industry has been growing. Believe it or not, decades ago, it was not the norm to wear gloves while working on vehicles and while handling caustic chemicals and different substances. Thanks to education, and some learning the lesson the hard way, more and more automotive techs are being more diligent about wearing protective gloves all the time while working in the automotive industry.
 
One of the foundational ways to change the culture for safety at your automotive shop is to create a baseline expectation of when and how employees should utilize personal protective equipment. At the very least workers should be required to wear gloves while handling dangerous substances. Some automotive shops even require their workers to wear eye protection goggles.
 
You can never be too careful when it comes to using gloves. Our skin is our largest organ and it is quite porous. So, any exposure to chemicals will eventually reach your bloodstream, as it seeps through your skin.
 
We know that sometimes gloves can interfere with the efficiency of completing certain tasks, and they can make your hands sweat, which is uncomfortable, but for the long-term health of you and your employees, it is important to wear gloves. There are many options for disposable nitrile gloves that are flock lined on the inside which helps minimize the discomfort of sweating. Many gloves are manufactured to be as thin as possible, which will help you to maintain dexterity while completing tasks.
 
Disposable nitrile gloves are widely used in the automotive industry because they are inherently chemical resistant, they come in preferred colors, and they are well fitting. Check out some of these industrial nitrile gloves that will help to protect you and your employees from harmful effects of working in the automotive industry.

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