Kevlar Undergloves

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Authors
  1. Yamashita, B.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, ON (CAN) Forensic Identification Services
Abstract
A member of the RCMP Forensic Ident Section in British Columbia advised that they were experiencing good success using cut-resistant kevlar undergloves under rubber gloves when handling things like broken glass or jagged articles. The RCMP Forensic Identification Research & Review Section conducted an evaluation of two different types of kevlar undergloves. These gloves were evaluated by Forensic Identification Specialist across Canada. A major complaint with these gloves was the difficulty in pulling some of the thinner latex gloves over them without tearing, but overall, members seemed to appreciate the extra security afforded while handling hazardous material. The gloves also provided added warmth at outdoor scenes, while causing less sweating than rubber of latex gloves alone. It should be noted that these gloves are cut-resistant, not cut-proof so caution should be exercised at all times.
Keywords
Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation;Protective clothing -- Evaluation;Gloves
Report Number
HV7936.E7;TM-24-95;TM-24-1995E — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jun 1995
Number of Pages
4
DSTKIM No
CA031343
CANDIS No
530064
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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