Selecting the right glove for a specific product and task can be challenging due to the many different products on the market and their different chemical compositions. Two products used for the same task can contain different chemicals and require different gloves.
This database contains examples* of products commonly used in the masonry industry, their chemical composition, and the appropriate glove type(s) for a specific product. The products included as examples were selected based on information collected through surveys and discussions with industry stakeholders, including instructors and contractors.
The database is searchable by Craft and Task. The search results include examples of products for each craft-task combination, the generic glove type(s) recommended based on information in the products safety data sheet (there may be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choice, depending on the chemicals), and examples* of commercially available gloves.
The examples* of products and gloves do not reflect all of the ones on the market -- they are only examples*.
Just as hand size is important when selecting tools, it is also important for selecting the right glove size.