Despite some unseasonably warm weather, winter starts today. Don’t be fooled, this year’s El Niño among the strongest on record, is expected to really pack a winter punch across the country. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook favoring cooler and wetter weather in Southern Tier states with above-average temperatures most likely in the West and across the Northern Tier. “A strong El Niño is in place and should exert a strong influence over our weather this winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
Hairstylists and salon professionals have a unique need for superior barrier protection. There is a variety of extremely hazardous chemicals that these professionals come into contact with every day. In some cases, nail technicians or stylists may not be using the right disposable gloves for the job – or even using gloves at all! The chemicals used in salons may not pose a significant risk if you come into brief contact with them every couple of months… but for those who interact with them day after day, there are serious health consequences. Here is a list of the most common and dangerous chemicals used in salons:
June is National Safety Month and workplace safety is no accident. In fact, occupational accidents and injuries affect every industry and can majorly impact an employer’s bottom line. Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and Illness. However, workplace accidents can be substantially reduced with a solid safety program incorporating personal protective equipment (PPE). This June, we encourage you to learn more about why safety matters for all industries. Each week during National Safety Month, AMMEX will share valuable industry-specific topics, tips, and trends that you can reshare or send directly so you are a Safety Expert for your clients #SafetyMatters.
When individuals put on a glove, they may not give any thought to how they go about this process, but there are specific steps wearers must take to ensure their gloves fit properly.
When working with certain abrasive chemicals, you need to understand the chemical resistance in disposable gloves and the protection that particular glove materials offer. In addition, length of exposure, conditions and chemical concentration impact the performance of the glove.
Like other B2B industries, the JanSan market continues to experience major changes – the rapid rise of disruptive technology – the social media revolution – buying power shifts with Millennials and Baby Boomers, distribution model changes and more. No matter how much the JanSan industry changes, there is always a need to protect the health and safety of workers. In fact, recent reports indicate that market conditions in commercial real estate and the medical sectors are fueling growth in the JanSan industry. How can you capitalize on the growth in SanJan?
Due to an increasing number of cases of equine coronavirus (ECoV) in adult horses, horse handlers have been advised to wear disposable gloves and take other precautions to keep the disease from spreading, according to equine health publication The Horse.
When employers require their employees to wear disposable gloves, they must ensure the proper glove material and sizes are used. If not, workers may neglect their compliance responsibilities. Don’t let ill-fitting gloves compromise your safety, and find the right sized gloves for your application.
When it comes to using disposable gloves, opportunities are everywhere. In fact, we have received so many great contest entries for our Annual AMMEX #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest, reminding us of the countless opportunities of what not to touch – not without gloves. There are many opportunities for disposable glove distributors too. Consider the products that you or your customers sell; many may contain multiple chemicals. Did you know that there are six common chemicals that require disposable gloves? In fact, there are many common chemicals that require disposable gloves according to OSHA and as stated by many manufacturers instructions on product packaging. Along with warmer weather, Spring also brings many overdue home projects that involve the use of common chemicals. These chemicals can be found in products such as pesticides, wood stains, and paints and lacquers. Before your next project, read the product instructions and protect yourself from these six common chemicals that require disposable gloves.
Recent cases of avian flu strain H5N8 found in chicken flocks in Oregon, California and Washington have emphasized why disposable gloves are a necessity in the food processing industry.