Author: David Combes
Published: September 30, 2013
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It is important that washers/valetors have the appropriate gloves to avoid frequent contact with water and detergents. If not, then dermatitis in the user may develop.
The standard for waterproof gloves is EN374-2. People can develop allergies when regularly using natural rubber latex. If it is not possible to choose non latex gloves then it is wise to use low protein/powder-free latex gloves. It may sound obvious but it is important to choose gloves that fit properly. If sweating is a problem then employees should be encouraged to remove the gloves periodically to keep hands dry or wear cotton gloves underneath.
It is a good idea to involve the user in making the choice of gloves.