So, UV exposure is often overlooked but is a topic we at Tillman take very seriously. Essentially, UV radiation created with TIG welding will burn unprotected skin, just like UV rays from sunlight as well as the UV rays reflected from metal surfaces, walls, and ceilings. UV protection for the hands is just as important as it is for the arms, throat and any other part of the body, but often overlooked because few people have ever sunburned their hands. Bottom line, wear gloves, a shirt or wear sleeves to protect you from these harmful UV rays and keeping you from getting a “welders tan”. Remember, long-term exposure to UV radiation can cause skin cancer.
When it comes to finding the right TIG glove, it is completely up to the welder. Sense of touch, heat protection, cut protection and cuff length are just a few factors to think about when choosing. After reading this, you’ll be a pro on what to look for when choosing the right TIG glove.