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Document ID (ISN)102288
CIS number 03-1329
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ED 112
Author(s) Boust C.
Title Gloves against chemical hazards
Original title Des gants contre les risques chimiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ (INRS), 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, Oct. 2003. 4p. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract There are constant risks in many workplaces from burns, skin diseases, skin irritation and even poisoning through skin absorption. Consequently, the use of protective gloves plays an important role in overall prevention efforts. This safety information sheet recalls a few basic definitions and provides the key elements enabling persons responsible for prescribing the use of these gloves or for their purchase to make effective use of the information provided by manufacturers. Contents: types of gloves (thickness, shape, composition); resistance criteria; hazard evaluation and constraints of the job; selection of appropriate gloves; glove use and care.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; elastomers; chemical products; skin absorption; harmful substances; France
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; description of equipment; irritants; polyvinyl acetate; fluorinated organic compounds; polyvinyl chloride; safety guides; nitrile rubber; neoprene; latex; selection of equipment; hazard evaluation; data sheet; butyl rubber
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection