PRO Choice’s diverse range of safety PPE has been an integral part of the Australian workplace for the past 30+ years. From inception, gloves have been at the core of the company’s product range.
In keeping with modern industry standards, PRO Choice’s offering continues to evolve and grow. Their diverse range of chemical safety gloves is used extensively in a wide variety of settings and applications:
PRO Choice’s disposable latex gloves are equally popular in homes throughout Australia, providing a comfortable barrier you can wear with confidence.
Choosing the Right Glove for the Job
Choosing the right glove for the task is of paramount importance in the workplace. To ensure this is done correctly, gloves must meet PRO Choice’s four pillars of safety:
When it comes to safety gloves, comfort is a top priority. Workers will be less inclined to wear them if they aren’t comfortable.
Gloves that gape or sag or generally don’t fit very well risk getting caught in machinery. This is especially dangerous at an industrial level where the stakes are high.
Gloves must be able to withstand the hazards of the job they’re designed for. Depending on the setting, safety gloves should be able to resist heat and abrasion and shouldn’t puncture, tear or cut through.
Gloves must provide a good grip even in challenging working conditions. If the safety gloves hinder their progress, workers will be more likely to remove them to get the job done.
Latex vs Nitrile Gloves: What’s the Difference?
Latex gloves are made of natural rubber, allowing them to stretch easily and fit more comfortably. Made from a synthetic compound, nitrile gloves are more durable, but offer a smaller range of motion.
Along with being resistant to cutting and punctures, high quality nitrile rubber also provides very good dry grip, impervious to oil, solvents and grease.
Another key consideration when deciding between latex and nitrile is allergies. Latex gloves can cause mild to severe reactions (skin rash, sneezing, coughing) in those who are sensitive to it.
PRO Choice Latex Safety Gloves
Made from a nitrile blend, PRO Choice’s silver lined latex gloves slip on easily, while providing improved fat and abrasion resistance. With minimal latex protein, the chance of a latex allergy reaction is minimal.
The latex glass gripper glove is a budget-friendly and multipurpose option. Jersey lined for comfort and sweat absorption, it features a ripple palm for added grip and a knitted wrist to keep debris out.
PRO Choice also offers powder free disposable latex gloves for situations where contamination is a concern.
Hand and Wrist Injuries: A Good Reason to Wear Safety Gloves
When it comes to work-related injuries in Australia, hand and finger injuries are one of the most common. Some of the most cited causes for this include:
Using a sharp-edged tool
Operating unguarded machinery
Preparing food with an appliance or knife
A Hand Safety Awareness initiative by the OFSC (Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner) resulted in a number of positive outcomes. Most notably, greater use of work gloves by workers and a statistical drop in the incidence of hand injuries.
Recognising how important one’s hands and fingers are to overall quality of life, PRO Choice works hard to ensure their safety gloves meet the appropriate specifications for each industry of use:
Australian & New Zealand Standards (occupational safety)
HACCP (accreditation for the food industry)
TGA (listings for the medical industry)
Browse Our Wide Range of Safety Gloves
Whether in the workplace or at home, PRO Choice’s wide range of safety gloves will protect your team and your family. From vinyl and disposable latex to cotton and cut resistant, we have gloves to suit your every task. Visit our Safety Gloves & Hand Protection collection to browse our full range.