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Some Must-Have Gloves Around the House

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Some Must-Have Gloves Around the House

When it comes to household chores and maintenance, it is important to properly protect yourself from chemicals found in many household cleaning products. In addition, there are usually tasks around the house that involve a bit heftier involvement like gardening, trimming trees, or other construction-type projects.   So, what kind of gloves should you have on hand (no pun intended) so you’re always ready to go no matter what home project arises? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite general-purpose gloves that can be used in a variety of situations.   Disposable Gloves   Disposable Nitrile gloves can be...

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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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Some Tips to Help Reduce Hand Injury in Food Manufacturing

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Some Tips to Help Reduce Hand Injury in Food Manufacturing

With hand injuries totaling nearly 20,000 each year in the food manufacturing industry, we’ve rounded up a few unique and helpful tips that will help you and your employees mitigate injuries and remain productive and efficient.  Implement Pre-Shift Warm Ups: Employees who work in this industry are performing repetitive motions throughout the day which are the leading causes of strains and sprains. By implementing a routine that includes stretches and warm-up exercises, you can help your employees to prepare for the day ahead. Take Precautions Against Slips: When an employee slips and/or falls in the workplace, they can end up...

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How to Process and Store Green Chile

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How to Process and Store Green Chile

It is once again chile season! But before you can enjoy this trademark food in your favorite recipes, you’ve got to safely process chiles and get them stored properly. Whether this is your first chile season, or you’ve lost count, we’ve rounded up some helpful tips to make this the best season yet! The most popular way to store green chile is to freeze it. This helps to prolong the shelf life of the chiles for up to a year. Before storing your chiles in the freezer, you’ll want to remove all of the skin off of them. If you receive your...

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Agriculture and Farming Gloves, What’s the Best Choice?

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Agriculture and Farming Gloves, What’s the Best Choice?

When you work in the agriculture industry, you know that there are a wide variety of glove options depending on the task you’re completing.   There are four main components to consider when purchasing a pair of work gloves for working on a farm. These components are the outer shell, insulation, lining, and an insert. When you select a work glove, you should choose something with a windproof fabric, which will help to maintain warmth for your hands without the added bulk of thick material. This is important for agriculture workers because you want to make sure that you have...

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