Glove Risks: Needle Stick

Glove Risks: Needle Stick

For those workers in the recycling industry and other situations where there exists a risk of accidental needle sticks, there is a rating just for this specialized risk. Very similar to a puncture rating, the test uses the same procedure but with a stylus sized to replicate a 25 gauge needle. The force required to penetrate the glove determines the rating.

Force (in Newtons) required to penetrate material:

Needle-stick resistance is a very specialized quality in a glove that is only found in gloves designed to address this risk.

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