In preparation for DMS reopening over the next few months, I would like to propose a change to the safety rules prohibiting wearing of gloves in the machine shop.
Gloves may not be worn for any reason during machine set-up, while running, or tear-down; even nitrile or latex. Gloves may be worn during cleaning or maintenance or for material handling only.
We have a myriad of tools and tooling, much of which is challenging to clean.
I propose that the balance of risk has tipped towards wearing 3 mil nitrile gloves while operating machinery.
3 mil gloves tear quite easily. I can come up with a few situations in which they could get caught and a hand drawn into a machine, but they are low probability.
Perhaps we can discuss this prior to the next virtual meeting? I will attend unless professionally obligated elsewhere.