Table 1

 A guide to which gloves will give some degree of protection for specific types of hazard

HazardType of glove
MicroorganismsNRL, thermoplastic elastomer
DisinfectantsNRL, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), ethylene methylmethacrylate (EMA)
PharmaceuticalsNRL (permeability time very short)
Composite materialsNRL (permeability time in minutes), 4H-glove
SolventsPE, PVC, nitrile, NRL, neoprene, butyl rubber, Viton, 4H-glove
CorrosivesNRL, PE, PVC, neoprene, butyl rubber, Viton, 4H-glove
DetergentsNRL, EMA, PE, neoprene, PVC, nitrile (if addition of organic solvents)
Machining oilsNRL, PVC, nitrile, neoprene, 4H-glove