Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Hand Protection

What Do Safety Gloves Do For You?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

What Do Safety Gloves Do For You?

Using the right pair of safety gloves while working is a foundational thing. Generally speaking, the answer to our question this week is that safety gloves…keep you safe. But we’ll dive a little deeper into the specifics things safety gloves have the capacity to protect you from. There are a wide variety of safety gloves out there, and it is important to match the appropriate type of safety glove with the task you’re performing, so that you can make sure you’re protecting yourself adequately. ChemicalsOne key category that safety gloves can protect you from are chemicals, as well as biohazards. Using chemicals...

Read more →

A Helpful Guide To Hand Safety In The Workplace

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

When it comes to implementing a culture of safety, particularly hand safety, in the workplace it can be difficult at times. One of the main obstacles employers face is employee compliance. We’ve gathered some helpful ideas to combat that obstacle, and others, as you work to increase hand safety in your workplace.  Use the Necessary Equipment: Make sure that you are providing gloves that are “just right” in the amount of protection they’re offering. Gloves with too much protection for the task at hand can be more bulky and less comfortable, causing employees to neglect wearing them. Run a Trial: If...

Read more →

Some Common Chemicals Found in Dish Soap: Should You Wear Gloves?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Some Common Chemicals Found in Dish Soap: Should You Wear Gloves?

Virtually everyone at some point in their life will find themselves confronted with the task of washing the dishes. The vast majority of people perform this task on a very regular basis. Behind all the fancy soap scents, however, lie a list of chemical based ingredients. These chemicals can actually be super dangerous, but you may not recognize them on the ingredients label of the soap you’re purchasing. A few common chemicals to keep an eye out for include (but are not limited to) formaldehyde, ethanolamine, propylene glycol, sulfuric acid, sodium borate, and triclosan. All of these chemicals present significant health...

Read more →

Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

If you’re trying to decide on a pair disposable gloves for a particular job, we’ve got you covered with some helpful tips to help you make the right choice. Types of Disposable Gloves There are three main categories of disposable glove material that are most commonly used across all industries. Latex gloves are the most well-known type of disposable glove. Their rise in popularity is largely due to the fact that they are super durable, economically friendly, and have great fit. Due to their well-fitting nature, however, they are not the most breathable gloves and we recommend changing them often, or whenever your...

Read more →

Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

Whether you’re just starting out on creating a safety protocol for your work environment, or you’ve been following a particular procedure for many years, we believe there are always ways to make your work place even safer.   Take a look at some of these strategies and consider how you might implement them to create safer, more efficient work environments for you and your employees.   Take Breaks: One easy way to encourage employee health is by scheduling regular stretch breaks throughout the work day. This is particularly helpful for employees who are performing repetitive motions. By taking 5 minutes...

Read more →