Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — PPE

Can You Reuse Face Masks?

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Can You Reuse Face Masks?

By now, we’ve all likely got at least a few face masks on rotation. Some people opt for the reusable fabric masks, while some prefer to use the disposable medical masks. With the demand for face masks remaining high, many people are wondering if it is advisable to reuse disposable face masks to help their supply last a bit longer. Studies have found that the virus remains on surfaces for up to 9 days, and after that, it is permissible to re-use the mask. Of course, this is not the ideal situation nor recommended. In ideal circumstances with an adequate supply...

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Work Gloves for Every Hazard

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Work Gloves for Every Hazard

While maintaining cost effectiveness is an important factor when purchasing work gloves, more important than that is selecting gloves that will actually offer adequate protection for the hazards you face. One of the main things to consider is the shell material of the work gloves you’re selecting. This portion of the glove really determines the level of protection as well as the dexterity and comfort the glove will offer. Some of the best shell materials for protection against abrasions and cuts include canvas, glass fiber, engineered fiber, polyester, synthetic fibers, cotton, and latex. If you’re looking for a flexible fit, opt for...

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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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Winter is Coming, Are Your Hands Ready?

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Winter is Coming, Are Your Hands Ready?

Believe it or not, winter is right around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about getting some proper work gloves for the cold weather. It is important first and foremost to recognize the kind of cold stress that you’ll be facing this winter. Cold stress simply put is: the body’s inability to warm itself. Once the stress level gets too high, it becomes difficult to maintain a proper internal body temperature and makes it much more difficult for you to complete the task at hand. There are two main types of cold stress: Hypothermia: This happens when...

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A Few Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing Work Safety Gloves

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A Few Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing Work Safety Gloves

Save yourself and your employees from potential injuries by avoiding a handful of common mistakes when it comes to selecting work safety gloves.   One Employee = One Pair of Gloves If you follow this train of thought, you may leave your workers exposed to unneeded hazards. You should select work gloves based off of each task, rather than each employee. Throughout a work day, an employee is likely to perform different tasks, each of which require different levels of protection. If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix it At times, people can get stuck in a rut or routine of...

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