Is it safe to touch light switch wires with rubber gloves on?

I accidentally pushed my bathroom light switch into the cover. So I took it off and tried to push it back in without touching the wires and got a little shock. (I'm fine, unfortunately). Back to the question, if I wear rubber gloves, would it be safe to touch the wires. Preferably with the power on. Or... show more I accidentally pushed my bathroom light switch into the cover. So I took it off and tried to push it back in without touching the wires and got a little shock. (I'm fine, unfortunately).

Back to the question, if I wear rubber gloves, would it be safe to touch the wires. Preferably with the power on. Or should I turn the power off then do it with rubber gloves?
7 answers 7