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There are generally two objections to wearing gloves: You lose dexterity and your hands sweat. There are a few options to help with sweaty hands:

Are your gloves too tight? The standard size of a glove is supposed to be based on the measurement around the largest part of your hand. However, when the glove comes in it might be too tight... You want the glove tight enough to allow proper dexterity but loose enough it doesn't bother your fingers. The best way to ensure you have a proper fitting glove is to test fit.

Many workers use a powder to absorb the sweat. The most common brand of powder is called Glove Dust from Salisbury. Salisbury will caution that regular talcum powder can damage the gloves (keep reading as to why this may be). A link to this product can be found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CDBCKW

There is more talk about powder and potential damage to gloves on this website: https://www.elwoodsafety.com/ppe-care--storage-and-shipping "Gloves can be damaged by a variety of chemicals including (but not limited to) gasoline, hydraulic fluid inhibitors, hand creams, pastes and salves. Only manufacturer’s glove powder should be used, NOT baby powder as it may cause damage to your gloves."

Another brand of powder can be found here: https://www.oelsales.com/4-oz-of-talc-powder-in-squeeze-bottle They state "Petroleum-free powder formula will not deteriorate rubber."

Cotton liners - These can make your life easier but could also make your hands even hotter. Additional information regarding liners: rubber insulated gloves do not have an arc rating ATPV. The ATPV indicates that you have the 50% chance of 2nd degree burn through the garment if exposed to incident energy equal to the ATPV. This is why 100% natural fiber required underneath arc flash clothes. There isn't anything that says gloves allow heat to bleed through, so for this reason we are unsure if sweat absorbing liner gloves have to be 100% cotton. There are gloves for sale on Amazon that were pitching a poly-cotton liner so they slide on and off easier with sweaty hands but this could increase likelihood of damage to your hands in the event of an arc flash.