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Gloveboxes & Safety Cabinets

Here are some tips to improve your comfort and safety while using glove boxes and safety cabinets.

  • Respect your body and make frequent postural or task changes
  • Place items within a comfortable reach
  • Consider using a lazy susan so nothing is farther than finger tip length away from you
  • Use anti-fatigue mats for prolonged standing
  • Use a footrest to alternately elevate  a foot to take pressure off of the low back area
  • Adjust chair for proper height and use footrests or footstools
  • Eliminate sources of glare 
  • Use edge padding on sharp surfaces
  • Alternate hands and tools
  • Consider using shorter pipettes to avoid positioning hand above shoulder level
  • Avoid continuous tight grasp of objects
Useful info:
American Glovebox Society
Glovebox history