with the size, location, and nature of the work to be
performed. During any welding or cutting operation,
you should always wear flameproof gauntlets. (See fig.
3-57.) For gas welding and cutting, five-finger gloves
like those shown in view A should be used. For electric-
arc welding, use the two-finger gloves (or mitts) shown
in view B.
Both types of gloves protect the hands from heat and
metal spatter. The two-finger gloves have an advantage
over the five-finger gloves in that they reduce the danger
of weld spatter and sparks lodging between the fingers.
They also reduce finger chafing which sometimes oc-
curs when five-finger gloves are worn for electric-arc
Many light-gas welding and brazing jobs require no
Figure 3-57.Welding gloves and mitts.
special protective clothing other than gloves and
Figure 3-58.Welders protective clothing.