Proper Use of pr88 and Other PR-Products

Applying pr88 to handsPr88 and pr-products can also be an excellent source of hand protection. While creams are not to be confused as a substitute for gloves, they can help protect the worker if chemicals penetrate gloves. As with gloves and soaps, special care must be taken when selecting protective creams.

The worker needs to understand how to use the proper cream for the job. If an employee is working with petroleum-based hazards, they should use creams that are water-based to naturally repel the petroleum solvent (Pr88 is recommended). For protection against water-based hazards, oil-based creams should be used. (pr99 is recommended)

To assure that the proper cream is used, the employer and employee must understand how protection creams work. If a barrier cream is said to repel acid, then the worker must be aware of the concentration of the acid that the cream will repel.

Protective creams need to be used at the appropriate time for full effectiveness. For example, if an employee works on a machine that uses cutting oil, the cream must be applied to the employee's skin before work begins. The cream may not offer any protection to the employee if it is applied after the cutting oil has already penetrated the skin. For protective creams to work, the skin must be clean when the cream is first applied.

When considering what type of hand protection cream to use, a good method to use is a three-point skin-care program:

  1. Protect while working
  2. Use proper cleaner, and
  3. Apply skin cream after work

Remember, we only have one set of hands. Let's handle them with care on the job.

Skin Hazards

Soaps and Detergents

They can dissolve fatty matter in the skin and may damage some of the skin's natural protective coat while removing dirt.

Possible reaction: dry, cracked, buring skin


Many solvents will attack fat and grease. If the solvent is strong enough and you expose your skin to it on a frequent basis, it could cause damage.

Possible reaction: painful, red, blistered skin


Acids have many uses, but are very dangerous to use so they should be handled with care. They can cause damage to your skin in a very short period of time.

Possible reaction: burned, blistered skin


These highly toxic substances can quickly damage whatever they come into contact with, especially skin.

Possible reaction: burned, blistered skin


Metals such as nickel and other ones like it are allergens and can cause long-lasting allergic reactions.

Possible reaction: red, ulcerated skin


The vibration from using air powered tools like drills and hammers and any other kind of instrument that causes friction can cause skin damage.

Possible reaction: blistered, red skin


Extreme cold or extreme heat can also be a source of skin problems. Extremely cold, dry conditions can cause chapping, while extremely hot conditions may cause rashes. This damage can lead to more problems if left untreated.

Possible reaction: shapping, cracking, heat rash

Solutions for Dealing with Skin Hazards

Caution should be used in dealing with any skin hazard. There are three ways to help protect yourself from the hazard.

  1. Eliminate contact with the hazard through engineering control.
  2. Wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) while working with the hazard.
  3. Use a barrier cream before work that is formulated to help reduce the level of irritation from hazardous substances.

Regular washing with a mild cleaning agent followed by a conditioning product should be a part of everyone's daily skin care regimen.



The information contained here is given in good faith and in accordance with our actual experience and know-how. However, since conditions of use are beyond our control, all recommendations or suggestions are presented without guarantee or responsibility on our part and do not release the user from the obligation to test the suitability of the products and formulas for the intended purpose and application.