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Protective Gloves for Occupational Use

2nd Edition

Edited by Jan E. Wahlberg, Anders Boman, Tuula Estlander, Howard I. Maibach

CRC Press

368 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 37 B/W Illus.

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Completely updated to reflect the continued importance of protective gloves to occupational health, this second edition of a standard-setting book provides state-of-the-art information on glove materials, the manufacture of gloves, how to perform testing of gloves, and glove performance according to standardized technical methods in vivo.

The second edition includes new chapters on:

  • The efficacy of protective gloves as a preventive means against occupational dermatitis

  • The role of proper information when choosing gloves

  • Assessment of skin exposure

  • Changes in skin barrier properties as a result of wearing gloves

  • Glove selection for work with acrylates

    This updated compilation of data offers a wealth of information on protective glove material technology, protective effects, and adverse medical effects. It provides guidance on how to select gloves to prevent skin contamination from chemical and microbial exposure in the occupational environment and presents hard to find information in one easy-to-use resource.

  • Reviews

    "This is the best text on gloves and protective devices. It reports practical useful research on the topic of protective gloves for multi professions. In a time of infection control mythology, this factual book offers a fresh breath of reality.

    -Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists

    " This book is a 'must have' for anyone concerned with the use of gloves in the workplace as a means of protection…get yourself a copy of this book."

    -Health and Safety at Work, June 2005

    Table of Contents


    Terminology and Abbreviations

    Prevention of Contact Dermatitis; Jan E Wahlberg and Howard I. Maibach

    Occupational Hygiene Assessments for the Use of Protective Gloves; S.Z. Mansdorf

    Gloves: Types, Materials and Manufacturing; Gunh A. Mellström and Anders Boman

    European Standards on Protective Gloves;

    Gunh A. Mellström and Girgitta Carlsson

    Protective Gloves for Occupational Use - US Rules, Regulations and Standards; Norman W. Henry III

    Japanese Regulations and Standards for Medical and Dental Grade Gloves; Curt Hamann, Pam Rodgers, and Kim Sullivan

    Testing for Protective Effect Against Liquid Chemicals; Gunh A. Mellström, Birgitta Carlsson, and Anders Boman

    Standard Quality Control Testing, Virus Penetration, and Glove Durability; LeRoy W. Schroeder, Donna L. Walsh, Matthew R. Schwerin, D. Colemann Richardson, Richard W. Kisielewski, and W. Howard Cyr

    In vivo Testing of the Protective Effect of Gloves; Cecilia Svedman and Magnus Bruze

    Irritation and Contact Dermatitis from Protective Gloves - An Overview; Jan E. Wahlberg

    Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Rubber and Plastic Gloves; Tuula Estlander and Riitta Jolanki

    Clinical Testing of Occupation-related Glove Sensitivity; An E. Goossens

    Management of Natural Rubber Latex Glove Sensitivity; Curt P. Hamann, Pamela A. Rodgers, and Kim M. Sullivan

    Allergic Responses to Powdered Natural Rubber Gloves in Health Care Workers; Susan M. Tarlo

    Other Reactions from Gloves; James S. Taylor and Apra Sood

    Occlusion versus Dermatitis; Hongbo Zhai and Howard I. Maibach

    Gloves and Dermal Exposure to Chemicals; John W. Cherrie, Sean Semple, and Derk Brouwer

    Practical Considerations When Selecting and Using Gloves for Chemical Protection; Chris L. Packham and Helen M. Packham

    Glove Selection for Work with UV/EB-curing Acrylates; Rob Zwanenburg, Riitta Jolanki, Erja Mäkelä, and Tuula Estlander

    Chemical Permeation through Disposable Gloves; Erja Mäkelä and Riitta Jolanki

    Gloves as Protection Against Microbial Contamination; Ulrika Ransjö

    The Selection and Use of Gloves Against Agricultural Chemicals; Jesper Bo Nielsen


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Dermatology
    MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety