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How To Install Gloves in a Glove Bag

Installing a Glove in a Containment

1. Install rubber gloves (size 10 or 11 gloves are suggested) at locations indicated on the installation sheet.
2. Ensure proper orientation for working position.
3. Check the glove for pinholes by trapping air in the glove and squeezing.
4. Insert the end of the sleeve through the ring glove and fold the end of the sleeve over to cover the glove ring.
5. Tape the sleeve into the groove of the glove ring securely.
6. Insert the glove into the sleeve in the appropriate working position and fold the cuff of the glove over into the center groove of the glove ring.
7. Place the rubber ring (optional) over glove and sleeve and into the groove in the glove ring.
8. Apply tape over rubber ring. In place of a rubber ring, you can use a hose clamp, bungee cord, cable tie or Tygon tubing.
9. Check that glove is sealed by trapping air in sleeve and glove and squeezing.

Download a diagram of instructions here.

Next week: How to change out a glove that has a hole in it after the glove bag is contaminated.

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