Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — PPE

Check Out the New GVS N31000 N99 Respirator!

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Check Out the New GVS N31000 N99 Respirator!

Throughout the pandemic, you’ve likely heard about the N95 masks because they have been in such high demand. We’re proud and excited to announce that we are now carrying the N99 respirator, which is a step above the N95. The GVS N31000 boasts one of the highest ratings for a mask due to the tests it has undergone to prove its protective abilities. In the testing, the filtering efficiency is tested as well as the maximum level of interior leakage. The N99 protects filters more than 99% of particulates and bacteria. Some of our other favorite features of this respirator are that...

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Don’t Let Cheap Gloves Get the Best of You

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Don’t Let Cheap Gloves Get the Best of You

When purchasing work gloves, it is vital to pay attention to the characteristics and qualities of the listed glove. It can be easy for manufacturers to “oversell” what their gloves can actually do and so you need to have a good handle on what type of protection you actually need, and line those needs up with the protections the gloves offer. One important feature to pay attention to when it comes to finding quality gloves for your task, is the glove coating. There are several common types of glove coatings that we’re going to highlight this week. Latex: This is a natural...

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The Proper Gloves for Chemicals Used in Dentistry

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Individuals working in the dental industry are regularly using a variety of chemicals and substances as they treat their patients. If dental employees choose not to wear proper gloves while working, they run the strong likelihood of contracting occupational contact dermatitis, which is essentially irritated and damaged skin. When your skin experiences prolonged contact dermatitis it is likely you’ll develop eczema, which allows for chemicals to more easily penetrate your skin. Different glove materials have a varying ability to protect against certain chemicals and substances. In order to make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most...

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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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