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Gloves Hand-in-Hand with Prevention
A WORK TOOL. The mandatory use of gloves for certain tasks is aimed at protecting people’s integrity.

At CLH, we have specific glove models to protect hands from mechanical, chemical and electrical risks.

A lot of the work and tasks done at our facilities require the use of gloves as personal protective equipment. And we have four different types designed to protect people’s hands in different circumstances. The characteristics of each type, mainly the material they’re made of, make them effective against specific risks.

Thus, leather gloves are effective in protecting us from blows, cuts, pinching and abrasions whereas they’re not helpful when it comes to possible contact with hydrocarbons or other acid or basal-based products which require mixed and chemical-risk types. Likewise, insulating gloves are used for electrical work to protect people from electrical shock.

Not without my gloves!

The choice of one model or another is subject to the associated risk or task to be performed and their use is mandatory for certain activities. It is important to be aware of the physical dangers involved with not wearing gloves or using an unsuitable model.


All of the information related to this equipment is available through the company’s habitual channels.

“We never get tired of repeating that safety begins with every single person themselves and that everyone needs to be alert and get used to using protective equipment even when somewhat uncomfortable which goes away as we become accustomed to use as a habit. It will help us become an even safer company and eradicate accidents at our facilities. With your help, we’ll get there,” says Zacarías Sánchez, Head of the Prevention Service.

When the risk is actually the glove

As with any protective equipment, gloves must be in perfect conditions to be able to protect us from the risks for which they were designed. Before using them, they must be checked to ensure they are the right size and are not broken or show any imperfections that could limit the protection provided. If they do, they should not be used. Moreover, properly handling them and doing adequate maintenance to prevent their deterioration is essential such as keeping them in a dry place away from direct sunlight or washing them if they are meant to be washed.

Furthermore, the outside areas should not be touched and attention must be paid so they are not left where they may contaminate equipment that is to be operated manually, furniture, etc.