It is important to know how to measure the hand to get a proper fitting glove. Measuring the hand for correct fit will give the employee the best possible protection without compromising the task, duty or safety of the wearer. There are two suggested ways to find the correct glove size. One way is to measure the width of the hand — measure around the hand (a dominant hand measurement is preferred) with a tape measure as shown below. The dominant hand will be the right if you are right-handed and left if you are left-handed.