Work Gloves That Work For You

Oct 19 2021

Jobs that require a lot of hands-on work often require gloves to keep the hands and fingers safe and comfortable. Rather than choosing a one-size-fits-all glove, take the time to find gloves that are appropriate for the job.
Often used by welders, landscapers and other outdoor workers, leather gloves are breathable and protect the hands from cold and heat. Their rugged texture also guards the hands against impact and sharp objects. Various cuff styles and thumb designs are available to improve functionality and comfort.
Synthetic gloves come in a wide variety of materials, including nylon, polyester, spandex, and Kevlar. These gloves are durable and easy to wear. Synthetic gloves can also come with a coating or shell for extra protection against cuts and abrasions.
Latex gloves are water-resistant and often used for manufacturing, janitorial or laboratory jobs. Specific latex gloves are also approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in food processing. Traditional latex gloves offer a heavy-duty, non-slip grip, while the flock-lined version offers increased comfort and absorbs extra moisture. 
When safety isn’t top priority, cotton gloves are a go-to for many worksites. Thin cotton gloves provide a lightweight barrier and can be used as liners, while thick knit cotton gloves keep hands warm. These gloves are also a good choice to keep hands clean on the job.
In medical, security, food service industries and others, disposable gloves are frequently worn to protect users from hazardous substances, like chemicals, solvents, and other substances. These form-fitting gloves are powder- and latex-free, and some varieties come with textured fingertips for added dexterity.
No matter what type of glove you choose, be sure that it fits closely, but not too snug. You should be able to move your fingers and hands to easily complete the task at hand. 
OBBCO has an extensive line of gloves for all types of work. Check out our inventory online or call us at (757) 420-4000 to find the right gloves for your project.

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