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

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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...

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Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

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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...

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Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

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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...

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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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Being Mindful of Work Safety and Hand Safety

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Being Mindful of Work Safety and Hand Safety

The practice of mindfulness is gaining popularity in mental health communities as a way to help combat anxieties and stress. However, mindfulness can also play an important role in the workplace and maintaining safe working conditions.   Being mindful in the workplace is more than simply paying attention. Mindfulness includes being aware of the time of day, your own mental/physical/emotional state, as well as other cues in your environment. What it boils down to is remaining in the present tense. If you don’t like the sound of “mindfulness”, you can also call this practice, situational awareness.   How to Practice...

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