Local authorities

Local Government Authorities include local municipalities, counties or state authority groups (in rural or metropolitan areas).

All have a similar type of organizational structure and group together a range of diverse sectors: cleaning services, highway and green space maintenance, catering services, general maintenance, waste collection and processing.

Due to its knowledge of these areas and their related risks, Mapa Professional has selected a range of gloves that meets the protection and comfort requirements of each sector in order to provide every operator with the most suitable level of protection for the activity.

Choose your local authorities gloves:

A selection of jobs according to the Local Authorities activities
A selection of glove styles dedicated to Local Authorities activities

According to your search criterias, Mapa Professional suggests the following glove models:

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Handling Protection - Titan 328 - packshot
Flexibility and grip for common handling tasks
Handling Protection - Harpon 330 - packshot
Comfort, reinforced safety and excellent grip in wet environments
Handling Protection - Titanlite GPA-397 - packshot
Comfort and dexterity for common handling tasks
Chemical Protection - ProTector AFR-282 - packshot
Excellent choice for light chemical protection
Liquidproof Protection - Sure-Grip LF-128 - packshot
Dexterity and flexibility adapted to contact with food
Cut Protection - KryTech 586 - packshot
High-performance protection for intricate handling in reasonably clean environments
Thermal Protection - Ugoria 750 - packshot
The solution for handling and maintenance in a cold environment
Liquidproof Protection - Jersette  315 - packshot
Additional and comfortable protection on the 5 fingers for long-term work in agressive ...
Handling Protection - Enduro 327 - packshot
Flexibility and grip for common handling tasks
Thermal Protection - TempIce 700 - packshot
Reinforced Durability to push the limits of cold
Handling Protection - Titan 385 - packshot
Comfort and durability for heavy-duty work
Handling Protection - Titan 391 - packshot
Comfort and durability for heavy-duty work
Handling Protection - Ultrane 553 - packshot
Unbeatable for fingertip precision in dirty environments
Cut Protection - KryTech 531 - packshot
High cut protection with optimal comfort, breathability and durability
Cut Protection - KryTech 576 - packshot
High-performance protection for intricate handling in reasonably clean environments
Cut Protection - KryTech 840 - packshot
High protection for handling heavy or sharp objects in wet environments
Handling Protection - Ultrane 526 - packshot
Grip assured, skin protected and unbeatable fingertip sensitivity in very oily ...
Handling Protection - Ultrane 525 - packshot
Grip assured, skin protected up to knuckle and unbeatable fingertip sensitivity in ...

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What is BEA (Blood Exposure Accidents)?

Blood Exposure Accidents refer to any percutaneous injury or contact of mucus or damaged skin with blood or a biological liquid liable to contain any type of pathogenic agent.

The most obvious risks are highly pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B, the very serious consequences of which lead both employers and employees to be constantly on their guard.

The Mapa Professionnel innovation, the BioPro glove, is designed to reduce the gravity of a Blood Exposure Accident.

Gloves to protect against avian flu.

The avian influenza is caused by a virus (here the highly pathogenic H5N1) which is spreading among birds. The flu has been proven transmissible to humans primarily through inhalation but also through contact contamination. Until now, no human-to-human transmission has been evidenced, but this could change through a genetic mutation of the virus. Such contamination is possible in the environment of dead or infected birds, through airborne or contact contamination of bird secretions or feces. Typical applications where the risk exists is the removal of dead birds, slaughtering and elimination of suspected infected birds, post-mortem examination of birds, medical care to suspected infected persons (precaution).

Which gloves will protect?

The first requirement applicable to gloves to protect against the avian flu virus is to be liquidproof, i.e. in compliance with EN 374-1 for the penetration tests. Besides, the gloves must remain liquidproof during the full period of exposure. It must thus offer sufficient mechanical strength in order to prevent any damage on the glove such as cut, snag or tear that would break down the barrier. Of course, the gloves are disposable ones; they shall be discarded after use in a proper manner to prevent further contamination.

Thus thin disposable gloves (such as Trilites 994, 993 or Solo Ultra 997) are acceptable only if there are no mechanical stresses or risks associated in the job, e.g. limited to laboratory works.

Selection of the proper glove will depend upon the job to be performed, i.e. mechanical stresses and functionality required. For collecting and disposing of dead birds, as well as decontamination works of surfaces and soil, gloves such as Classics L200 or L210, Two-Tone NS-53, Optinit 472 or StanSolv A-10 are appropriate, but other gloves from the Mapa-Professionnel range may also be selected depending on the functionality requirements.

What is DMF?

Dimethylformamide (or DMF) is a solvent used in a variety of applications in the chemical industry. DMF is also used in the manufacturing process for gloves made of polyurethane (PU) and derivatives. DMF is a chemical which, during use, can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. It is classified as harmful by inhalation and skin contact. In case of long-term or repeated exposure, DMF may have effects on the liver. Occupational exposure limits have been defined in several countries and these limits indicate maximum concentration in the air with which MAPA gloves in polyurethane are compliant.

To eradicate the risk of exposure to DMF, MAPA offers a full range of nitrile gloves (Ultrane 553, Ultrane 562, Krynit 563, Krynit 582, etc.).

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