Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Disposable Gloves

Corrosive Chemicals and Disposable Gloves

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Corrosive Chemicals and Disposable Gloves

We utilize gloves to protect our skin from injury that could occur should our hands come in contact with harmful substances, like corrosive chemicals. If you work in an industry that utilizes strong cleaning products or other types of solvents and solutions, it is likely you’ll be handling corrosive chemicals.   But what is a corrosive chemical exactly, you ask? It is any sort of chemical that can cause damage to your skin or body tissue. This damage can come in a variety of forms, including eye irritation, burned skin, and an irritation or burning of your nose or throat...

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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between disposable gloves that are sterile, and the ones that aren’t? Well, we’ve got the quick and straight forward answer for you this week.   A glove can be classified as “sterile” if it meets certain sterilization standards that the FDA puts forth. Gloves marked as “sterile” have typically been sterilized by the manufacturer. Gloves that are “non-sterile” have not been sterilized by the manufacturer, but still must be tested by the FDA to assure that they have been sterilized and meet the FDA assurance level.   One other major qualifier for...

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Finding the Perfect Disposable Glove Fit

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Finding the Perfect Disposable Glove Fit   Disposable gloves can be used for virtually any task, but one of the most important things to consider is the fit of your glove. A poor fitting glove can make you less efficient in completing the task at hand.   In some cases, disposable gloves are naturally loose fitting. For example, if you are working in a food prep job, you’d likely be using a vinyl glove that is loose fitting. However, for the vast majority of tasks, you’ll want a well fitting glove that conforms closely to the shape of your hand....

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Safety in the Commercial Kitchen

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Safety in the Commercial Kitchen

Working in a commercial kitchen is a fast paced, often high stress environment. Tasks come at you quickly and must be performed with accuracy, efficiency, and with safety. In this type of fast paced environment, some of the biggest hazards include knife cuts and slips.   Any good head chef or supervisor will take safety seriously in the kitchen and help their employees to take proper precautions to avoid injury, but will also provide adequate protection for them. Not only are they looking out for the safety of their employees, but they are also protecting the business. If serious injuries...

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Is California Banning Latex Glove Use?

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In recent months, California has added itself to the growing list of states who are passing legislation to ban the use of latex utensils, including latex gloves, in the food service industry. The reason for passing this type of legislation is to avoid the symptoms and reactions of latex allergies. With repeated exposure to latex, individuals suffering from the allergy experience worse or more intense reactions. There are many reactions to latex allergies, including hives, itching, swelling, respiratory failure, flushing, rashes, asthma symptoms, severe gastrointestinal issues, airway swelling, confusion, anaphylactic shock, and even death. Since there is no cure for a latex...

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