The Safety Datasheets (SDS) for HP cartridges must cover the potential hazards associated with the cartridge throughout the life of the product.  

The personal protective equipment statement in Section 8 of the product SDS is necessary to communicate eventual needs for occupational exposures that may occur in the manufacturing process or as the product is recycled at end of life.  

Normal customer handling should not require the use of gloves or any other personal protective equipment.