Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Workplace Safety

Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

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Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

No matter what industry you work in, you know that safety is paramount. There are many ways to approach safety policies, but this week we’re talking about behavior-based safety procedures. What is behavior-based safety, you might be asking? Well, it is a natural response to any sort of hazard. It comes down to the innate safety mechanism that humans have within them, sometimes known as the flight or fight response. The problem is, that over time, an employee becomes so used to their work environment that they lose the edge off of this instinct begins to fade away. When you become acclimated...

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Some Safety Tips for Every Industry

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No matter what industry you’re working in, you know that safety is of paramount importance. There are hazards around every turn that could lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities if they are not mitigated properly. This week, we’ve rounded up the top 6 steps to implementing a safety plan for your work environment.   Step 1: Economics of Safety The fact of the matter is that workplace industry cost employers tons of money and significantly reduce productivity. Some of the direct costs associated with workplace injuries, on behalf of the employer include: medical expenses, legal fees, worker’s comp, and...

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

No matter what industry you find yourself employed in, there is no doubt that safety is one of the key focus points when it comes to completing tasks. An awareness of safety is actually something that humans have built in, it is a natural instinct to react to a dangerous situation. You might recognize the term “fight of flight”. This sort of behavior-based safety protocol has existed for centuries because it is applicable in any circumstance; from nature to the workforce. However, behavior-based safety often diminishes in its effect once individuals become more acclimated to their environment and don’t recognize hazards...

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Fish Processing Gloves

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Fish Processing Gloves

If you work in any sort of food processing job, especially fish processing, you know how important it is to use gloves when handling food. Gloves provide a barrier of protection for all involved. Gloves protect against cross contamination and the spread of foodborne illness as well as from minor cuts and abrasions. In the fish processing industry, workers are often working in cold conditions, like a large indoor fridge or freezer and so the most common glove combination is to wear a cotton or wool glove as a barrier from the cold, with a disposable nitrile glove on the outside...

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Chainsaw Safety Tips

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Chainsaw Safety Tips

If you’re working in the yard this summer, it is likely that you might employ the use of a chainsaw for some more heavy duty projects. Or, depending on your day to day job, you might use a chainsaw on a regular basis. Either way, we’ve rounded up some key safety tips to keep in mind when using a chainsaw. First and foremost, you should read through the owner’s manual of your chainsaw. It is important to familiarize yourself with the functions of the saw as well as the safety features that are built into your particular saw. Chainsaws are a...

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