Video tech tip on why to wear gloves when working on any projects. The rubber gloves I normally wear are made of a Nitrile compound which is particular great for people who are sensitive to latex as they are made of a 100% synthetic rubber instead. They feature a thicker layer which is very durable, does not contain any powder, and are chemical resistant.
Depending on what type of project you are working on, it’s much nicer to have the option of keeping your hands clean or safe. Normally I do need to handle the camera so that is one reason. The gloves can be easily removed without having to dirty or risk damaging other objects, which also includes answering a phone or operating a vehicle.
Next, having that added barrier on your hands also reduces the risk of damaged your skin whether that is from a chemical which can dry your skin or cuts or scratches. There are many chemicals that can cause long term effects on your skin. With cuts and scratches also comes infections. I have heard of instances where a person has cut their hand on an unfamiliar vehicle which in turn led to a flesh eating disease. Now obviously that is an extreme situation, but still possible unfortunately.
So while it may seem like an unneeded item, it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry.
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