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Protector gloves have two primary purposes:

  1. Mechanical protection for the rubber insulating glove worn underneath.
  2. Arc flash protection of the rubber and hands.

Historically, ASTM F696 Standard Specification for Leather Protectors for Rubber Insulating Gloves and Mittens has been used for protector gloves.  OSHA requires “protector gloves” be worn for arc flash protection and lists ASTM F696 as a standard, but it is assumed that OSHA would also allow other options which meet the requirements above. OSHA only allows rubber gloves to be worn alone in certain controlled situations and when there is really no other option.

The issue with leather has always been that it provides limited puncture resistance and relatively poor cut resistance.  To help with this situation, gloves in ASTM F696 have required protector gloves to be leather (“shall be grain cowhide, buffed grain cowhide, grain deerskin, grain pigskin, grain horsehide, or grain goatskin”) but also allows “grain sheepskin and grain capeskin” for Class 0 and 00...

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