The global disposable gloves market is experiencing explosive growth. Today’s overwhelming demand for personal protective equipment is expected to continue unabated as glove manufacturers in Southeast Asia struggle to keep up with orders.
Health-related fears driven by the novel coronavirus are of course a major factor in the industry’s current economic boom. But beyond that, the use of disposable gloves, especially in the industrial safety sector, has been steadily on the rise.
You wake up to the sound of your blaring alarm. Its 5 am and the June sun blares into your bedroom through the window. You pull yourself through the motions of the morning: taking a hot shower and dressing for the upcoming work day. The clothing you pull over your body is made from woven flame-retardant fibers and is highly resistant to abrasion and tearing.
While crafting the perfect manicure or giving a relaxing foot massage, nail technicians need barrier protection to guard themselves against harsh chemicals and blood borne pathogens. When making purchasing decisions, salon owners are not only looking out for the safety of their employees, but they are also liable to regulations from the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
Workplace safety affects all industries from the food service industry to protection against biological agents in the medical industry. Accidents and injuries in the workplace can be reduced greatly by having the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
Selecting a disposable glove for workplace safety can be a complicated and intimidating process. The best disposable glove for job safety protects the user’s hands from harsh chemicals and solvents, and is selected based on how long and in what tasks the glove will be used. Furthermore, worker compliance in using personal protection equipment is often just as dependent on comfort and glove performance as it is on the protection provided by the glove. If a glove does not provide the right fit, feel, or grip, workers will often remove a glove in its entirety, exposing them to hazards. Workplace safety starts by making the correct glove selection and balancing performance, protection, comfort, and user satisfaction.
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.
The Norovirus is commonly associated with wide-spread illness that occurs on cruise ships, but those account for only about 1% of all reported norovirus outbreaks. Recent news of Norovirus affecting a popular restaurant chain confirms that it can occur anywhere people gather or food is served. Infected people can spread norovirus to others through close contact or by contaminating food and surfaces. Food service workers who have the norovirus can contaminate food and make many people sick. However, there are ways to help prevent norovirus outbreaks in the food service industry such as following food service safety practices like proper barrier protection and hygiene policies.