Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Impact on Disposable Gloves and Strategies to Optimize Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

t’s no surprise that in recent weeks every industry and every person has been impacted in some way by COVID-19. If you are in the health and medical industry, you’ve likely experienced difficulty with keeping supplies, like disposable gloves, replenished and in stock. We’ve rounded up some helpful tips and strategies to help you make the most of your disposable glove supply while navigate this strange time.  Reserve sterile gloves for necessary surgical and sterile procedures only. Consider using disposable gloves past their designated shelf-life (typically provided by the glove manufacturer) in situations where you’re not exposed to pathogens, like training....

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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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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between disposable gloves that are sterile, and the ones that aren’t? Well, we’ve got the quick and straight forward answer for you this week.   A glove can be classified as “sterile” if it meets certain sterilization standards that the FDA puts forth. Gloves marked as “sterile” have typically been sterilized by the manufacturer. Gloves that are “non-sterile” have not been sterilized by the manufacturer, but still must be tested by the FDA to assure that they have been sterilized and meet the FDA assurance level.   One other major qualifier for...

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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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Safety in the Commercial Kitchen

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Safety in the Commercial Kitchen

Working in a commercial kitchen is a fast paced, often high stress environment. Tasks come at you quickly and must be performed with accuracy, efficiency, and with safety. In this type of fast paced environment, some of the biggest hazards include knife cuts and slips.   Any good head chef or supervisor will take safety seriously in the kitchen and help their employees to take proper precautions to avoid injury, but will also provide adequate protection for them. Not only are they looking out for the safety of their employees, but they are also protecting the business. If serious injuries...

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