Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Disposable Gloves

Disposable Gloves Remain in High Demand and Short Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

We’re months into the COVID-19 crisis, and the supply shortage of disposable gloves is still causing quite an issue across many industries. Many large scale consumers of disposable gloves are now asking about the plausibility of scalability for these products. Unfortunately, manufacturers are not able to scale production as quickly or as largely as is needed to keep up with the rapid increase in demand. While we’ve seen other PPE products, like face masks, jump in supply rapidly to keep up with the new level of demand, it is just not that simple when it comes to scaling the production of disposable...

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Keys to Safety in Food Production

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

When it comes to staying safe in the food production industry, you have a large responsibility. Not only are you protecting yourself and your employees, but you are responsible to protect consumers as well. We’ve gathered a handful of tips to help you implement safety protocols into your workplace. Cleanliness  Wash your hands: You should always wash your hands with soap and water before an after handling any food, especially raw or uncooked foods. Any time you change tasks, you should wash your hands and put on a fresh pair of gloves. Wash your surfaces: You should maintain cleanliness on your kitchen...

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Why Use Different Colored Gloves in the Workplace

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Does using different colored gloves in your workplace really have a benefit? Nowadays nitrile gloves come in a rainbow of colors. When it comes to cleanroom gloves, the industry standard is a white colored glove because any sort of contamination is easily spotted on a lighter surface. Additionally, when other colors are added to the glove material, the gloves could potentially react differently to cleanroom products and processes. While white is still the preferred color for the cleanroom, some companies may opt for a blue colored glove to provide more contrast and encourage compliance. When working in a laboratory, it could be...

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Disposable Glove Storage and Preventing Degradation

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Believe it or not, properly storing your disposable gloves is a very important procedure to perfect. Not only will it help to save you money in the long run, but it can protect you from other dangers as well.  The recommendation is that disposable gloves are stored in a cool and dry environment anywhere between 50- and 72-degrees Fahrenheit to maintain optimal glove conditions. Most manufacturers offer a glove shelf life which should be followed, however if you can’t find the manufacturer recommendation, a good rule of thumb is no longer than five years. If large quantities of gloves are stored...

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Workplace Biases that Can Lead to an Unsafe Work Environment

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

We all form habits in our daily routines and in how we go about our tasks, which can lead to us developing a set of cognitive biases. In other words, we begin to function on autopilot, which can lead us down unsafe paths at times, especially in the workplace. Today we’re talking about a handful of cognitive biases and how you can combat them to ensure that your workplace remains safe.  Availability Bias: This bias tells us that our brains tend to focus on the most recent events, and give them more importance than they deserve. Rather than looking to the...

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