Are you using the right gloves?
Chemicals, micro-organisms and lab glass ware require the use of gloves to maintain health and safety standards,
so being appropriately equipped is essential. The glove advice students are getting around biochemistry labs these days is “Go Nitrile”.
The trick is to find gloves that allow for maximum dexterity and tactile sensation while withstanding harsh chemicals.
Heavy, thick reusable gloves have durability on their side. However, this type of glove often offers a poor fit for fine
tasks and reduced dexterity; both of which can lead to reduced safety in the lab.
Thin but tough, disposable Nitrile gloves allow for easy handling of fine lab equipment. They protect from solvents
and corrosives quite effectively (unlike latex gloves), remaining resistant to methylene chloride for up to four minutes.
Visit our glove/chemical chart to learn more about various glove types and their chemical resistance ratings.