What is a glove bag?
Glove bags are flexible plastic bags equipped with two built in gloves. This allows workers to create an isolated, controlled abatement environment by enclosing the entire area around a pipe. The user can then safely remove the asbestos containing material via the built in gloves. The glove bag method is one of the easiest and safest methods to remove asbestos insulation from a pipe. All of the material being removed is collected in the bottom of the glove bag and the individual performing the abatement procedure is not directly exposed to asbestos during the removal!
How to use a glove bag:
Before the glove bag is secured to the pipe all tools required for the asbestos removal should be placed inside the bag. The bag is then placed and sealed with duct tape to ensure that it will support the weight of its contents. Workers insert their hands into the built-in gloves and start the removal process from safely outside the bag.
What does inline or extended run mean when it comes to glove bags?
Glove bags can come as singles or as inline/extended runs. Inline or extended run means the glove bags are connected and can cover long sections of pipe. Instead of overlapping and taping single glove bags together, an extended run of bags is more secure since each bag is already connected. Workers are able to work the entire length of pipe with one extended run! This increases worker efficiency while preventing exposure to ACM (asbestos containing material).