Within both the laboratory market and the medical industry, extreme caution is used when dealing with dangerous chemicals and bodily fluids. As extra precaution, many specialists and technicians choose to wear two gloves at the same time - referred to as "double-gloving."

By wearing two gloves at a time, one dark pair paired with one light pair, a tear or puncture becomes immediately visible to the naked eye. This provides a visual clue for glove failure in the outer glove.

Written by Rob Brown