CosmoGlove Safety Use Guidelines

Important Care and Usage for your Gloves

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U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA Hand Protection

  • 1910.138(a)

General requirements. Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees' hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.

  • 1910.138(b)

Selection. Employers shall base the selection of the appropriate hand protection on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the hand protection relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and potential hazards identified.

OSHA Statistics

The average insurance compensation for OSHA recordable hand and finger injuries is approximately $3856.00

The average medical payment is approximately $2600.00

There are approximately 439,000 disabling hand and finger injuries a year, which equates to an annual cumulative cost in the millions.

Although there are no OSHA regulations specific to cut resistant gloves, OSHA 1910.138(a) and 1910.138 (b) does pertain to hand protection:


According to a survey by Brain Track College & University on common work conditions for cosmetologists 73% said they are exposed to cuts.