Workers involved with chemicals now can search a database to find gloves that protect against specific chemicals.

Cole Parmer, Vernon Hills, Ill., has compiled a single database of multiple brands of gloves with their chemical compatibility. Instead of going to multiple glove manufacturers’ web sites for safety information, end-users can go to\safetychemguide to get the chemical test data from each maker. The site is interactive, and with the easy-to-follow guide, visitors can find the best suited permeation and degradation ratings of glove materials for up to 160 chemicals.