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Old 07-18-2011, 02:04 AM   #1
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According to the National Safety Council more than 1000 employees are killed and 30,000 injured each year
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that all insulating gloves be electrically tested every six months. There are several labs in the United States that
perform this required testing.
Rubber electrical insulating gloves are rated for their particular application. Workers should be trained to select
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are aware of the potential electrical hazards in their locality. Both qualified and unqualified workers should be
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Salisbury makes some quality gloves. Make you sure get the gloves that fit your hand properly(liners and outers)and that they are rated for the maximum voltage you'll be working on.
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Salisbury 1158's for the outer glove is my preference.
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I think Salisbury pretty much has a monopoly on the rubber insulators in this country. Almost any glove kit you buy is gonna come with Salisbury rubbers.

I'd just get a class 00 glove kit with goatskin protectors. That will give you the best dexterity for up to 500VAC.

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The best ones are the ones that are inspected, maintained, and that you actually use.

Mine happen to be White Rubber brand, but theyre all the same.
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The best ones are the ones that are inspected, maintained, and that you actually use.
Tru dat, but I need to add properly sized, having the right size glove makes a huge difference.

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Mine happen to be White Rubber brand, but theyre all the same.
Salisbury bought them out too, like Big John said, monopoly.
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Tru dat, but I need to add properly sized, having the right size glove makes a huge difference.



Salisbury bought them out too, like Big John said, monopoly.
Yup. I get mine pretty snug. Same with leathers.

When guys first put on gloves, the complaint is that they "can't work like that". I went through the same thing when I did linework for a short spell. After a while, you're using a #8 bug with nearly the same finesse as you would bare handed. Just takes a spell to get used to.
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A good thing to get is the glove liners and powder. salisbury should sell them. your hands will thank you. my hands sweat so bad in my gloves its disgusting. the liners and powder will help a little
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A good thing to get is the glove liners and powder. salisbury should sell them. your hands will thank you. my hands sweat so bad in my gloves its disgusting. the liners and powder will help a little
It's incredible how much sweat you can dump out of a pair of rubber gloves.... just from you hands. It's kinda gross, when you think about it.
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Since you should never be working live in residential.. Really there is no reason to besides being lazy. Occasionally I'm guilty.. I like those Atlas nitrile coated gloves for general working. Can pick up small stuff and they do a decent job of protecting your hands.
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Since you should never be working live in residential.. Really there is no reason to besides being lazy. Occasionally I'm guilty.. I like those Atlas nitrile coated gloves for general working. Can pick up small stuff and they do a decent job of protecting your hands.
Welp, he hasn't mentioned working live. You need to PPE up just to verify the absence of voltage.
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Since you should never be working live in residential.. Really there is no reason to besides being lazy. Occasionally I'm guilty.. I like those Atlas nitrile coated gloves for general working. Can pick up small stuff and they do a decent job of protecting your hands.
I use them too tie in service drops after i do a service. In MA were allowed to tie in service drops or do our own reconnects if we feel comfortable enough to do it.
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It's incredible how much sweat you can dump out of a pair of rubber gloves.... just from you hands. It's kinda gross, when you think about it.
I can only get a week out of cotton gloves when it's this hot out, they start to smell like gym socks before too long.
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I can only get a week out of cotton gloves when it's this hot out, they start to smell like gym socks before too long.
I hardly ever wear gloves for general work, but then again, my hands are petty much all scar tissue by this point in my life.
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I hardly ever wear gloves for general work, but then again, my hands are petty much all scar tissue by this point in my life.
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I guess I waked into that one.

If I don't have at least a half dozen nicks or cuts on my hands, it usually means I took a week off.
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I guess I waked into that one.

If I don't have at least a half dozen nicks or cuts on my hands, it usually means I took a week off.
My Father used to tell me that I had girlie hands back before I got into the trades and my hands got callused up. Now they feel like leather. But sometimes gloves are essential, even if it's only to keep the grease at bay.

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