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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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Best Gloves For Handling Firewood

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Best Gloves For Handling Firewood

When it comes to purchasing work gloves to use while handling firewood, it is sometimes difficult to strike a balance between proper protection and dexterity. Often times highly protective gloves will be quite thick, making it difficult to maintain dexterity and tactile sensitivity when handling tools. While many people opt to use a leather work glove for handling firewood, we believe there are other options to consider. Leather gloves are still a great choice and work well for handling firewood. We just want to share some amazing new gloves that some of you may not me familiar with.  Our pick is a...

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Finding the Perfect Disposable Glove Fit

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Finding the Perfect Disposable Glove Fit   Disposable gloves can be used for virtually any task, but one of the most important things to consider is the fit of your glove. A poor fitting glove can make you less efficient in completing the task at hand.   In some cases, disposable gloves are naturally loose fitting. For example, if you are working in a food prep job, you’d likely be using a vinyl glove that is loose fitting. However, for the vast majority of tasks, you’ll want a well fitting glove that conforms closely to the shape of your hand....

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