Why Safety Matters for All Industries


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.

Safety Matters for All Industries

    • Week 1:  Safety Month Launch
    • Week 2:  JanSan Industry
    • Week 3:  Automotive Industry
    • Week 4:  Food Service Industry
    • Week 5:  Medical and Dental Industry

Why Safety Matters for All Industries

Workplace safety affects all industries – whether it’s food safety in the food service industry, chemical safety in janitorial and sanitation, or protection against biological agents in the medical and dental industry – whatever the case workplace safety matters to every industry.  In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace injuries reached 3.0 million in 2014 and occurred across all occupations.  Workplace injuries can significantly impact an employer’s bottom line.

“Creating a safe workplace is becoming increasingly important to business success.”

Employers that invest in workplace safety can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and financial performance.

“Because much work is done with the hands, gloves are essential for workplace safety programs.”

Fatalities and injuries can be substantially reduced with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Any form of PPE that acts as a barrier between the skin and the agent of exposure can be considered skin protection. Gloves are an essential tool in protecting workers. Some examples of gloves commonly used as PPE include leather work gloves and disposable gloves such as nitrile, latex, vinyl or poly.  Many different gloves are used for protection, generally against biological agents, chemical agents, and mechanical trauma.  Other than gloves, protection worn for the purpose of protecting the skin is considered personal protection equipment such as face masks, poly sleeves, aprons, and hair nets.

National Safety Month is a great time for employers to evaluate workplace safety programs and safety equipment. The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity.  AMMEX disposable gloves are sold by AMMEX distributors and trusted by the most prominent end users across a variety of industries.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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6 Safety Tips for Every Industry


Safety is no accident. Safety affects everyone in every industry.  In fact, workplace injuries and illnesses significantly impact everyone whether it’s – employers profits, workers health or rising insurance costs for consumers.  However, accidents are preventable with safety protocols, proper training and safety products. Join AMMEX this June for National Safety Month, and learn about industry-specific safety topics, tips, and trends.

6 Safety Tips for Every Industry

The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity. Every workplace has hazards that endanger workers, but many of these issues are avoidable with the proper safety protocals, safety gear, and training.

1. De-clutter to prevent falls
Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries and resulted in 699 fatal injuries in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even in cases with no fatalities, falling to a lower level may cause serious injuries. Unsafe practices and a low safety culture across many industries define steady fall injury rates year after year.   According to a CDC study, “Fall injuries constitute a considerable financial burden: workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at approximately $70 billion annually in the United Sates.”

Falls often occur in the workplace because of cluttered areas, slippery or uneven floor surfaces, floor holes, wall openings, unprotected edges and improperly positioned ladders. Although the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Association has regulations requiring specific fall protection measures for different industries, falls may still be common due to a lack of safety culture in an organization. To avoid falls, companies should ensure all working areas are free from clutter. In addition, shoe covers with rubberized grips give workers better traction.

2. A culture of safety starts with you
Understanding the unique risks at your company or in your industry helps managers create effective training. Emphasize the importance of safety so employees take it to heart. Workplace safety should be an early area of focus when new workers start at the company. Conduct regular inspections to identify anything that could become a hazard.

3.  Train workers on all tools and equipment
Tools and equipment help millions of workers get their jobs done in every industry every day.  Whether it’s heavy machinery in the industrial sector or surgeons tools in the medical and dental industry.  Tools and equipment are needed and so is the proper training.Anyone who works with specific machinery should receive training. In addition, equipment should be regularly checked to ensure it stays in working order. Improper use of tools and equipment  introduces risks into the workplace.  According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) –

“It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone.”

4. Reduce workplace stress
Stressed out employees are more likely to be injured on the job. Long hours tire workers, making them less aware of their surroundings. Encourage workers to talk to their supervisors if they feel high levels of stress. Allow time for regular breaks so employees have a chance to recharge.

5. Lift correctly
Picking up heavy items improperly causes back injuries and chronic pain. Workers who need to lift heavy items should use proper form to avoid injury. Lift slowly and smoothly from the thighs, not the back. After picking up a heavy item, hold it close to the body. Use mechanical aids whenever possible to reduce the likelihood of back injuries.

6. Use the right PPE for the job
With risks in nearly every industry, some sectors must provide personal protective equipment for employees.  Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – PPE such as gloves are an essential tool for safety in every industry.  All employees need to be educated on how to use PPE, and all gear should fit well and be comfortable, which encourages employees to make use of it. Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of

Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of chemical and puncture resistance, fit and latex sensitivities. All PPE should be tested before implemented across an organization. In addition to gloves, companies may need face masks, sleeves, and other protective coverings.

Safety Matters to all industries – it affects employees health, employers profits, the public’s health costs and the global economy. Employers who invest in the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries. Smart distributors understand their customer’s unique, industry-specific needs then customize solutions such as product assortment and product education to meet the ever-changing demands.

AMMEX supports wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen


The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where countless good times are shared over family dinners and where important conversations often take place as meals are prepared.  We cook, eat, entertain, and just hang out in the kitchen.  The kitchen is not only the heart of the home it is also the mission control for a lot of home tasks.  Home tasks require the right tools to complete the job. In fact, disposable gloves are ideal for many home use tasks, especially in the kitchen. Beyond cleaning tasks, consider these surprising tips for using disposable gloves in the kitchen.

 

Stop the Burn

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Disposable gloves in the kitchen are a smart way to protect your hands from burning when cutting Jalapeños or any hot peppers. Most people associate jalapeño peppers with the burning sensation in the mouth when eating the pepper. However, just as unpleasant is the jalapeño skin burn that you can get from simply touching the pepper during food preparation. The burn from jalapeño pepper is caused by the chemical capsaicin that is naturally found in the pepper.  Food-safe disposable gloves such as AMMEX GlovePlus Vinyl Powdered Gloves creates a barrier of protection, stopping the burn before it starts.  Vinyl is ideal for safety and hygiene for a variety of kitchen tasks. Featuring powder on the inside of the glove, and a beaded cuff at the base, this glove is easy to don, even if your hands are damp. The powder makes the glove more comfortable, and will absorb sweat when you’re working in the kitchen.

 

Separating the Yolk

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Separating an egg yolk from the white is one of the most universally dreaded kitchen tasks out there. Most cooks prefer using their hands or the egg’s own shell to separate them. For those who don’t like getting messy, and want to practice safe food handling, wearing disposable gloves such as AMMEX GPX3 Vinyl is the perfect solution.  This single-use vinyl glove features a smooth polymer coating, so it is easy to switch gloves when you need a fresh pair.  Not only is vinyl cheaper than latex and nitrile, but it features a more generous fit because vinyl is less stretchy. The PVC vinyl material also features excellent tactile sensitivity and is ideal for food tasks in the kitchen. 

 

Toss the Salad

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Another surprising tip for using disposable gloves in the kitchen is for salad tossing.  Most chefs will agree that the best tool you can use for mixing salad is your hands. Using disposable gloves such as AMMEX Stretch Poly in the kitchen makes food preparation less messy and safer for you and your family. Using your gloved hands to toss the salad allows air to get into the mix and incorporates the ingredients in a more distributed way. Drizzle your dressing along the walls of your bowl, then lightly toss your greens with your gloved hands, until the dressing is evenly distributed. This glove has enhanced elasticity. The stretch polyethylene material will give you excellent dexterity and also improved puncture resistance when compared to other poly gloves. There’s no powder inside the gloves so you don’t have to worry about messy powder residue and there’s no need to wash your hands after your food prep is done!

 

Guard Against Strong Food Odors

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Onions, garlic and seafood are a few good reasons to don disposable gloves in the kitchen. Sometimes after handling these foods, even multiple hand washing will not remove lingering food odors from hands.  GlovePlus Blue Vinyl is an ideal disposable glove choice when handling food with strong odors. Vinyl gloves contain no latex proteins, so those allergic or sensitive to latex can work safely and comfortably. In work environments, they are commonly used for food service, janitorial, and plumbing applications – making these vinyl gloves a general purpose disposable glove at work and home.

 

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Disposable gloves are an essential tool in the kitchen, especially when it comes to opening tight lids on jars.  Nitrile gloves such as  AMMEX Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Disposable Gloves feature, 60% more surface area than a standard nitrile glove and over 3000 raised diamonds per glove for incredible grip!  Lightly grab hold of the lid and twist, the disposable glove gives you more gripping power and will open the lid with ease.  This heavy duty nitrile glove also features excellent chemical resistance from common chemicals and is ideal for cleaning jobs in the kitchen when exposure to cleaning products is of concern.

Barrier Protection from Foodbourne Illness

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

These surprising tips for using disposable gloves in the kitchen, not only save time and minimize messy tasks they also provide a barrier of protection from foodbourne illness.  According to the CDC, there are more than 250 different foodborne illnesses. Each year, one in six Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages.  Foodborne illness is a common, yet preventable, health problem. Keep a 100 box count of disposable gloves in your kitchen drawer, such as AMMEX AntiMicrobial Vinyl Gloves which contains an antimicrobial agent to help inhibit the growth of microorganisms. It is powder-free so it leaves no residue, reducing the risk of contamination compared to a powdered glove. Disposable gloves help prevent foodbourne illness and help make clean up a snap.

Regardless of your tasks at home, having a box of disposable gloves on hand in the kitchen is sure to make food preparation safer, cleaner and quicker.  When choosing the right glove for the right job in the kitchen make sure that the gloves are deemed food safe.  If latex allergies are of concern then nitrile, vinyl or poly disposable gloves are alternative choices, since they contain no allergy causing natural rubber.  For all of your disposable glove needs in the kitchen and around the home, count on AMMEX disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

 

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Succession Tips from Inc. Interview with AMMEX Founder


We are proud to share some words of wisdom from our founder Fred Crosetto, Chief Energizing Officer of AMMEX Corporation and AMMEX iSupport, as featured in the recent inc.com article: 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders. In the article, Fred discusses his succession planning strategies and how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders.

In business, preparation and planning are the main components of a successful company, but when it comes to succession planning, many senior executives struggle with being able to replace themselves. Finding the next great leader of your business is an important challenge that involves too many variables that busy leaders often struggle to find time to consider. The result is often a reactive process that can lead to a bad hiring decision.  With the right planning and approach, succession can be a seamless transition that benefits the company and its current and future leaders.

“At AMMEX, developing great leaders is a core part of what we do and is one of the ways we have been named to the Puget Sound Business Journal “Top 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies” a total of eight times.”

How do we do it?
The foundation of AMMEX’s success is built upon key principles that drive us to be better – we all strive to be better every day, and we hold one another accountable to this goal. Developing great leaders is a core part of that success.  In the recent Inc.com article, 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders; Fred explains how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders. “These strategies have allowed him to successfully groom the new President of AMMEX, Keyo Gold, and complete the transition in less than two years.”

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Four Ways to Develop Great Leaders

1. Recruit a team of A-players.
2. Develop future leaders from the inside.
3. Let young leaders fail safely.
4. Introduce leaders to great thinkers.


How did he do it?
In the interview with Inc.com, our Founder discusses his approach to growing a successful commodities based disposable glove company over the last 28 years.  Succession planning and growing future leaders as the core driver of that success.  When it came time for our founder’s succession as CEO of AMMEX he met the challenge by developing team members from the inside through leadership, coaching and strategy.  Listen to this recent podcast episode from YPO 10 Minute Tips From the Top host Kevin Daum, who recently interviewed Crosetto, a fellow member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

“A-players are hard to find and hard to keep, It took me a little bit longer than most people to figure this out, but it’s better to get really great people to work and come in and take things on,” noted Crosetto.

How can you do it?  
Start by recruiting a team of A-players by looking for passion in people.  If you only surround yourself with passionate people driven to be better, then you’ll have a number of potential options to develop into the next strong leader. Turn to the young leadership internally to drive the future of the company, coach and train them by introducing them to great thinkers. Allow your young leaders to fail safely and…….continue reading the full article from Inc.com.

At AMMEX, we believe in our culture of developing employees and in working hard, it has helped us grow stronger together since 1988. Success is not just about disposable glove revenue growth; it is about developing great leaders that become the future leaders of the company.

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in food service, janitorial, medical or automotive, AMMEX has the gloves you need.

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Six Common Chemicals that Require Disposable Gloves


When it comes to using disposable gloves, opportunities are everywhere. In fact, we have received so many great contest entries for our
2nd 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.

1. Wood Stains

AMMEX dispsoable gloves for wood stain chemicalsWood stains come in a variety of compositions and consistencies. Some are semi-transparent, and others are intended to create a thick coating over the wood. Because of the variety of wood stain products on the market, specific stains may have multiple hazardous chemicals in them. Some chemicals commonly found in wood stains are ethylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, ethyl alcohol, latex and 1,4-dioxane. Industrial grade nitrile, latex or vinyl disposable gloves provide chemical resistance and effective protection depending on the chemical and duration of use. Consumers should always follow manufacturers label instructions and take steps to avoid exposure to chemicals by using the recommended barrier protection, such as disposable gloves.  Continue reading Not without Gloves: Wood Stains to review chemicals found in wood stains and the recommended gloves for handling each.

2. Pesticides

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Naphthalene, paradichlorobenzene, and capsaicin are chemicals commonly found in pesticides and are among the 6 types of chemicals that require disposable glove use. It is important to use the right glove for the right job for the best protection. For example, industrial grade latex, nitrile and vinyl disposable gloves are resistant to the chemical naphthalene and are all suitable to use when handling this chemical; but only nitrile gloves, such as AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile are recommended when using paradichlorobenzene. Since nitrile is a synthetic glove material it offers superior chemical resistance and excellent protection against the chemical paradichlorobenzene.  In fact, premium nitrile gloves are three times more puncture-resistant than latex and are more chemical resistant than latex or vinyl.  Learn more about these disposable gloves and how they protect against chemicals in pesticides by continuing to read the article Not without Gloves: Pesticides.

3. Specialty Chemicals

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Specialty chemicals are produced to serve a specific function and may be composed of a single chemical or a blend. Iodine, printing ink, lubricants and plastics are chemicals that require disposable glove use. These specialty chemicals often have an influence on the end product in the manufacturing process and are commonly used in the oil industry, agriculture, electronics, construction and in consumer goods, such as detergents, perfumes and paper items.  Because these blends vary depending on the application, specialty chemicals should always be handled with care, which means wearing disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE).  Here are some components of specialty chemicals and the appropriate gloves for handling them:  Not without Gloves: Specialty Chemicals.

4. Perchloroethylene

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What is perchloroethylene?  This chemical is a non-flammable, colorless, volatile organic compound frequently used in dry cleaning applications. It is also known as tetrachloroethylene, PCE and PERC. While dry cleaning services are the most common use for PERC, it is also used to manufacture other chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbons, rubber coatings, insulating fluid or cooling gas for electrical transformers, solvent soaps, printing inks, adhesives, leather treatments and automotive cleaners, among others.

Exposure to perchloroethylene is common in work environments such as dry cleaning, metal degreasing, chemical production, rubber coating, or textile factories. Although most PERC-related health problems are caused by inhalation, the chemical may cause irritation after direct contact with the skin. Industrial-grade gloves such as AMMEX Gloveworks HD Latex and AMMEX Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile are excellent disposable glove choices to protect employees.  Along with gloves, face masks should be used to minimize exposure.  AMMEX N95 Cone Masks are rated N95 by NIOSH, ensuring a high level of protection for employees. More information can be found by reading the article Not without Gloves: Perchloroethylene.

5. Lacquer and Paint Thinners

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Lacquer and paint thinners are harsh solvents that should not be handled without the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). This is because these substances, which are used in the construction, automotive, retail and maritime industries, present several health risks when they are not handled safely.  If workers use paint and lacquer thinners without gloves, they may experience dermatitis, skin irritation and numbness in the areas that come in contact with the solvents. With repeated exposure to the chemicals, the side effects become more severe, ranging from liver disease to an increased risk of cancer, as indicated by material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for these solvents.  With these hazards in mind, always consider the following PPE for safe handling of paint and lacquer thinners:  Learn more by reading the article Not without Gloves: Lacquer and Paint Thinners.

6. Salon Chemicals

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Hazardous chemicals are found in many industries and products, and the beauty industry is no exception.  Acetone, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, dibutyl phthalate and toluene are among the six common chemicals that require disposable gloves. These chemicals are in many beauty industry products including nail polish, nail polish remover, nail and hair bonding glue, hair dye and hair spray. Workers in the beauty industry handle potentially toxic chemicals on a daily basis and should don the right personal protective equipment based on the chemicals used.

Because chemical concentrations may vary, it is important to check the safety data sheet issued by the manufacturer and conduct in-house testing to determine the safe exposure time.  For instance, latex gloves offer excellent barrier protection against acetone. However the duration of use is limited, so nitrile gloves may be a better choice since nitrile is a synthetic material that offers superior chemical resistance for longer periods. In fact, nitrile gloves such as AMMEX Gloveplus Black Nitrile are more chemical resistance than latex or vinyl and offer three times more puncture-resistant than latex.  Although nitrile gloves provide excellent barrier protection against many common salon chemicals, it is crucial to understand the recommendations for each solution.  Continue reading the article Not without Gloves: Salon Chemicals to learn more.


When it comes to using disposable gloves, opportunities are everywhere.  For many applications from home use to industrial, disposable gloves are a necessity, and for others personal protective equipment is an added safety measure. Whatever the case, demand for disposable gloves is growing, and distributors need to supply gloves to meet that demand. Disposable gloves are an easy add-on sale, for any of your clients that sell chemicals that require disposable glove use. Your clients can increase sales metrics like Average Dollar Sale, Unit per Transaction not to mention bottom line profits. Any vendor can sell you gloves. AMMEX is here to help you sell more. Contact us today to become an AMMEX Distributor!  If you are already a distributor, speak with your dedicated sales representative to discover the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.

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Tap into Disposable Glove Opportunities in Baseball


It’s Spring and America’s favorite pastime, baseball is in full swing!  For baseball fans everywhere the Major League Baseball season brings back the thrills of home runs on perfectly maintained turfs, tasty concession-stand foods and the fan camaraderie in the bleachers. But when the game ends and the last fans leave, another game starts – hundreds of workers labor overnight to clean up the stadium, restock the concession stands and meticulously groom the field – all before the next baseball game.  The baseball season means revenue opportunities for smart distributors of disposable gloves and barrier protection products. The Opening Day lineup is crucial for a fast start in baseball and in business. Are you ready for an early winning streak this quarter? Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball – Three ways you can grow your glove sales with AMMEX.

Concession Stand Food Service 

What is baseball without hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn? Did you know that the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC),estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 million hot dogs this year at stadiums across the country?  To avoid contamination, concession stand food service workers need disposable gloves to handle hot dogs and other foods at the concession stand.  Food service gloves such as loose-fitting poly gloves or polyethylene gloves are ideal since they easy to don and doff when switching between tasks or even between customers. Another popular choice for food service employees are vinyl gloves which are ideal in cases where greater dexterity is needed, closer-fitting vinyl gloves come in handy.  In the food service industry, workers on average use up to 20 pairs of disposable gloves per day.  But consider the food service velocity in a baseball stadium and imagine the possibilities for increased sales with poly and vinyl food service gloves.

An average baseball hot dog vendor sells about 150 hot dogs per game and 10,000 to 12,000 hot dogs per season. How many disposable gloves will an average baseball food vendor need?”

Groundskeepers

Most of the time, fans only see groundskeepers resetting the field during the seventh inning stretch, or scrambling to cover the field during a sudden rain storm. However, a great deal of work goes into maintaining that field when players and spectators are absent.  Most fields are still made of grass rather than AstroTurf, which means groundskeepers must maintain it on a day-to-day basis.   Did you know that you can earn a college degree in Turfgrass Management, a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D.?  There’s a lot of work involved in maintaining a sports field than most people would imagine. To keep a fresh green appearance, groundskeepers apply pesticides and other chemicals that could irritate or damage hands of workers.

Disposable nitrile gloves such as AMMEX Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile provide a protective barrier against chemicals and are still strong enough to protect from other irritants. In other situations, like removing thorny plants from the field, groundskeepers may need a more heavy-duty work glove like nitrile dipped or latex dipped work gloves. Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball – Opportunities are everywhere, from nitrile and latex disposable gloves for tasks on the turf to nitrile and latex dipped work gloves for tougher groundskeeping jobs.

JanSan Cleanup Crew

Once the crowds leave, another crowd descends on the stadium – janitorial and sanitation crews work overnight to clean up after thousands of fans. According to data from Business Insider, the average MLB ballpark is 2.49 acres, or more than 100,000 square feet, which provide endless opportunities for disposable nitrile, vinyl, and latex gloves.  All in all, cleaning up a stadium is hard work, and it is not only the seats that need attention. Janitorial staff also need to attend to bathrooms and hallways, while concession staff scrub and sanitize their areas for the night. All of these activities require disposable gloves of varying thicknesses. In the janitorial and sanitation industry employees use gloves for various reasons, including protection from harsh chemicals and pathogens. Additionally, they use an average of 15 pairs per day but consider the magnitude of the crowds and surface space in baseball stadiums.

“The average capacity of the top 20 baseball stadiums is 40,000 fans.”  How many disposable gloves are needed to clean up after that crowd?”

Janitorial staff commonly use strong cleaning chemicals in the line of duty. Glass and metal cleaners that include hydrofluoric acid, nitrilotriacetate, and phosphoric acid could cause burns or irritation if proper protective barrier such as heavy duty nitrile gloves is not worn. Bleach is one of the most common cleaning chemicals but it is also highly corrosive to the skin.  In the janitorial and sanitation industry vinyl disposable gloves, are another good option because they are economically priced but still generally provide enough chemical resistance. Vinyl gloves protect hands against hydrofluoric, phosphoric and 10 percent concentrated nitric acids. Nitrile gloves provide even greater chemical resistance and are less likely to tear.  With the potential for vinyl, nitrile and latex glove sales, distributors do not want to miss out on the many sales opportunities in the Jan-san industry.

Disposable glove sales opportunity is everywhere including baseball stadiums – from food service workers, janitorial and sanitation crews’ and groundskeepers – Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball and grow your glove sales with AMMEX.  Become an AMMEX Distributor today!  If you are already a distributor, speak with your dedicated sales representative to discover the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.  Stay informed on industry trends by following us on Facebook.

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Don’t Dare without Donning a Pair


AMMEX is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest from April 2nd to April 21st, 2016.  Enter for your chance to win weekly prizes followed by three final grand prizes!  What wouldn’t you touch without gloves?  Enter to win starting April 2, 2016 and don’t dare without donning a pair!

#NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest

Here are the simple steps to enter the AMMEX #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest that starts on April 2, 2016.

Review Official Contest Rules
Start by reading the official contest rules before entering the AMMEX #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest.

Follow and Share
Start following AMMEX, @youneedgloves, on Twitter between April 2nd, 2016 and April 21st, 2016. Next, share an original photo on Twitter showing what you wouldn’t touch without gloves @youneedgloves with #notwithoutgloves during the contest to be entered to win.

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Win Prizes
AMMEX will select three eligible weekly winners, one for each week of the contest and three eligible grand prize winners at the end of the contest period.  Images submitted to the #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest will be judged based on creativity, composition quality, originality, overall impact and must meet the official contest rules.

Grand Prizes
First Place – $100 Amazon Gift Card
Second Place $50 Amazon Gift Card
Third Place – $25 Amazon Gift Card

Weekly Prizes
Three lucky weekly winners will receive one box of Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves for each week of the three-week contest.

Details 
Don’t forget, to review and agree to the official contest rules and good luck!  Sharing the Photo in the #NotWithoutGloves Twitter contest constitutes agreement to the official contest rules. By sharing the Photo @youneedgloves and tagging it with #notwithoutgloves, each participant receives one (1) entry into the contest.  No purchase necessary to enter or win. This  contest is open to legal residents of the United States residing in the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.  Finish reading the official contest rules.


AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves along with personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in the medical and dental, food service and food processing, janitorial and sanitation or automotive and manufacturing industries, AMMEX has the gloves you need.  Contact us to become a distributor today!

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Play to Win with Latex Nitrile Vinyl Poly

Did you know that the chances of completing a perfect bracket for March Madness, are 1 in 9.2 quintillion?  Don’t take those chances when it comes to your business. Play to win with the right partner on the court!  Fill your business bracket with these Final Four glove materials – Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and Poly to slam dunk your sales to the national championship!

Team Latex
While a team full of young guns can bring a new pace and finesse to the court, veteran squads like Team Latex have been playing the barrier protection game for years. Team Latex is the oldest of all the teams in our March Madness lineup, providing dependable wins in both the industrial and medical industries. They are widely used in applications in medical and dental, food service and food processing, janitorial and sanitation, automotive and manufacturing industries.

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HD Industrial and HD Exam Latex
These two players are cut from the same cloth – both are able to stay in the game for longer because of their thickness. The HD Industrial latex and HD Exam latex disposable gloves are twins, with the former playing best within the industrial sector and the latter dominating the medical industry. Plus, when it comes to feel and fit, these two latex gloves are all-stars.

LX3 Latex Gloves 
If you want that player that can move around the court and provide exceptional dexterity, then you want AMMEX LX3 Latex gloves. They are thinner than their teammates, providing more tactile sensitivity and a full range of motion. Also, these gloves come with a polymer coating for easier donning.

“Team Latex is full of veteran players.”

While some will see their brackets fall to pieces, others will play to win. Why take a gamble when the perfect barrier protection is your best bet? Take your sales to the championship, consider these three top teams when selecting your Final Four.  Next up is Team Nitrile.

Team Nitrile
Sometimes, the game calls for aggressive players and for March Madness: Team Nitrile delivers the high intensity needed to command the court. These gloves play hard to provide exceptional barrier protection, with the best chemical and tear resistance among all glove materials.

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Orange Nitrile
These disposable gloves are the most aggressive on the team nitrile. With a raised diamond texture to provide superior grip, no oily defenders are stripping the ball or tools away from them. Plus, Orange Nitrile Gloves provide superior chemical resistance to stay in the game longer in automotive, industrial safety and other applications.

Black Nitrile
These gloves have long served as the star player of Team Nitrile, putting both AMMEX and the team on the map. One fan said her favorite feature of Black Nitrile Gloves is the sleek color that “conceals dirt, grease and grime!”

Indigo nitrile
If you need a glove that will box out harmful pathogens or drive to the hole against tough chemicals, then you want Indigo Nitrile Gloves. These gloves play on any court, from the medical to industrial sectors and anything in between. They are also great for tattoo parlors.

“Some gloves play to win and others play to dominate. If you are looking for disposable gloves that will deliver a landslide victory every time, go with Team Nitrile.”

Team Nitrile delivers the high intensity needed to command the court. Next up is Team Vinyl.

Team Vinyl
Do you want a disposable glove lineup with the balanced stats you need to score a bucket for barrier protection every time? If so, look no further than Team Vinyl. These gloves know how to play the game from inside and beyond the arc as well as on offense and defense to keep harmful chemicals and pathogens at bay.

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Antimicrobial 
This player is all about containing the offense, as it inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Antimicrobial Vinyl Gloves, which are a fan favorite in food service and janitorial-sanitation, help prevent cross-contamination by double teaming pathogens on the court.

Stretch synthetic
These gloves, which are also great for food service, have the feel and fit of latex without the allergy concerns. Plus, Stretch Synthetic Vinyl Gloves are a low-cost solution, leaving more in your wallet to bet on brackets.

Blue vinyl
When the defense has a player wrapped up, it can be hard to see an open player for the pass. That is not the case with Blue Vinyl Gloves. With the vibrant color, you will always be able to spot a glove.

“The star players for Team Vinyl are great for food service and janitorial-sanitation applications.”

With Team Vinyl, you get an all-around lineup of barrier protection superstars. The Final Four is not complete without this all-star player – Team Poly.

Team Poly
Some of the best poly disposable gloves are ready to make a slam dunk for barrier protection. Team Poly is known for having a strong bench, with many fresh gloves waiting to be called into the game when a current pair is worn out. This makes them great for food service, where gloves are changed frequently for short duration tasks.

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Stretch Synthetic
Stretch Synthetic Poly Gloves are the starting point guard for Team Poly because they offer exceptional dexterity compared to regular poly gloves. Plus, they have a light texture for great grip.  These gloves have combined unique characteristics of conforming fit in a low-cost poly glove. These features make the Stretch Synthetic Poly Glove a star player.

Traditional Poly
Traditional Poly Gloves score points by focusing on the fundamentals, but this does not mean they do not stand out on the team, as they are heat sealed rather than dipped like other glove types. They also show off a little style with an embossed texture for additional grip.

“Stretch synthetic and traditional poly are the all-stars of Team Poly.”

Team Poly has the players to defend food products against cross-contamination and rounds out the perfect Final Four of disposable glove players.

March Madness is an unpredictable and fierce competition filled with “cinderella stories” of underdog’s winning against first seed teams. However when it comes to business, having the right partner on the court makes selling gloves a slam dunk.  Fill your bracket with these Final Four – Play to win with Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and Poly and take your sales to the national championship!   Join our team to become a distributor and play to win by adding AMMEX disposable gloves to your product line-up today.

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What are the Benefits of Latex Disposable Gloves?


Latex disposable gloves offer excellent protection and performance in a variety of applications and across a broad range of industries. Latex disposable gloves are a popular choice in both the Industrial and Medical industries and are widely used in applications in medical and dental, child care and senior care, food service and food processing, janitorial and sanitation, automotive and manufacturing industries.  What are the Benefits of Latex Disposable Gloves? 

Latex Exam Disposable Gloves are FDA approved for medical use

What are the benefits of latex gloves


Natural rubber latex gloves commonly referred to as latex gloves were first invented in1889 by William Stewart Halsted, the first chief of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in order to prevent the medical staff from developing dermatitis from medical chemicals.  Since then, latex gloves have become synonymous with use in the medical industry. Medical grade disposable gloves will have the label “Exam” or “Medical Grade” clearly marked on the packaging which means they are FDA approved for medical use.

Latex naturally offers chemical resistance

What are the benefits of latex gloves?


Natural rubber latex is derived from the sap of the rubber tree and manufactured into a comprehensive barrier protection, known as latex disposable gloves.  Latex naturally offers the benefit of chemical resistance against most acids, bases, chlorine, iodine and formaldehyde. However, heavy-duty latex glove options such as AMMEX GlovePlus HD Latex offers twice the thickness of standard latex disposable gloves and features an extended cuff that provides enhanced protection against bloodborne pathogens and other environmental contaminants.  Latex gloves provide ideal benefits, for many industries, however for some, allergic reactions can result from exposure to latex or natural allergies.  A latex allergy is a reaction to the proteins found in natural rubber latex. If you have a latex allergy, your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance. When latex allergies are of concern, nitrile or vinyl gloves are a suitable alternative, since these gloves are latex-free.

Latex gloves feature better puncture resistance than vinyl gloves.

What are the benefits of latex gloves?


Latex disposable gloves balance price with performance, so they are a popular choice in many industrial applications such as the food service industry.  Food service grade disposable gloves are FDA approved for food service and are made with USDA approved materials. The USDA has established guidelines that govern the materials, manufacturing, and distribution of goods used in foodservice.  Vinyl, nitrile and latex gloves are all suitable for use in the food industry, if they are FDA approved for food service and if the features of the glove match the application, for example – 

AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex disposable gloves are ideal for food service applications because they are :

  • FDA approved for food service.
  • Heavy duty, premium grade industrial latex that offers twice the thickness as standard latex gloves.
  • Enhanced puncture resistant, giving each glove a longer duration of use, so glove changes are less frequent during tough jobs.
  • More elastic than nitrile and feature better puncture resistance than vinyl.

Latex gloves are used in industrial applications

What are the benefits of latex gloves?


In recent years, industrial grade latex gloves, have gained popularity in applications, such as automotive and manufacturing, food service and food processing and Janitorial and sanitation.  Latex disposable gloves that are industrial grade, provide optimal benefits of durability, comfort, fit, and dexterity.  Industrial Grade gloves are suitable for industrial applications but do not meet the requirements needed to be labeled as exam gloves or medical gloves. Industrial grade gloves will typically have the label “Industrial” clearly marked on the packaging.  Latex gloves such as AMMEX LX3 Latex is a standard grade industrial latex glove, ideal for general purpose, short duration applications in industrial work applications, where frequent glove changes are required.  These gloves offer the advantage of wearing a light-weight glove with enhanced tactile sensitivity. Latex gloves balance price with performance and has many benefits to offer in the industrial sector.

Latex offers the best fit, feel and dexterity

What are the Benefits of Latex Disposable Gloves?


One key characteristic of latex is that it closely conforms to the hand, to offer the best fit and feel. This gives users more dexterity while wearing the gloves. In the dental industry, for instance, dentists and dental assistants handle small objects, such as tooth caps and tiny packets of tooth polish. If they are wearing gloves that loosely conform to their hands, they may have some trouble grabbing these items. Latex gloves such as, AMMEX GlovePlus HD Latex Exam Gloves, provide the dexterity and tactile sensitivity required for this and similar tasks.

What are the Benefits of Latex Disposable Gloves?   As you can see they are versatile and their benefits are used across a wide range of industries.  For countless industries, latex gloves are an ideal choice. Looking for a great glove brand of disposable latex gloves? AMMEX has you covered. AMMEX offers an excellent selection of both industrial grade latex and medical grade options. Our disposable latex glove line-up is certain to have the right glove for your application. Learn how you can add the dependable protection of Latex Gloves to your product line today, by becoming an AMMEX Distributor.  If you are already a distributor, speak with your dedicated sales representative to discover the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.  Stay informed on industry trends by following us on Facebook.

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Help Prevent Norovirus Outbreaks in the Food Service Industry


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.

A Boston-area Chipotle has been shut down temporarily after an employee was diagnosed with norovirus and two others reported similar symptoms,CBS Boston reports.

News such as this highlights the facts that the Norovirus, is highly contagious – often spread by infected food service workers – and immediate action should be taken to help prevent norovirus outbreaks in the food service industry.

Consider these Norovirus statistics from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryAbout 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-Industry#1 cause of outbreaks from contaminated food in the US.

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryInfected food workers cause about 70% of reported outbreaks

Norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food are common in the food service industry because food service industry workers often go to work when they are sick and may contaminate food.  Of outbreaks caused by infected food workers, 54% involve food workers touching ready-to-eat-foods with their bare hands. Ready-to-eat foods are foods that are ready to be served without additional preparation, such as washed raw fruits and vegetables for salads or sandwiches, baked goods, or items that have already been cooked.

Observations of food service workers have shown that they practice proper hand washing only 1 in 4 times.

Norovirus is hard to kill and stays on food, kitchen surfaces, and utensils. It can remain infectious on foods even at freezing temperatures and until heated above 140°F and can stay on countertops and serving utensils for up to 2 weeks.  Norovirus can also be resistant to many common disinfectants and hand sanitizers.

What can be done to help prevent norovirus outbreaks in the food service industry?

Food service industry can

  • Adhere to food safety laws and regulations.
  • Certify kitchen managers and train food service workers in food safety practices.
  • Establish policies that require workers to stay home while sick with vomiting and diarrhea for at least 48 hours after symptoms stop.
  • Foster a work environment that encourages workers to stay home when sick, by considering such measures such as paid sick leave and a staffing plan that includes on-call workers.

Food service workers can

  • Tell a manager when sick with symptoms of norovirus such as vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Wash hands carefully and often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom.
  • Use single-use disposable gloves to avoid touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands.
  • Regularly clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces and frequently touched objects, using a chlorine based product or other sanitizer approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against norovirus.
  • Immediately block off, clean, and disinfect areas where there has been a vomiting or diarrheal incident.
  • Carefully wash fruits and vegetables and avoid serving undercooked (below 140°F) oysters and other shellfish.
  • Visit www.FoodSafety.gov for the latest information.

Due to the nature of the food service industry – where workers directly handle food  – disposable glove usage in this sector is common. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requires all employees to wash their hands if they make contact with food. However, when it comes to the prevention of norovirus, food service disposable gloves are the most effective barrier protection according to the CDC – it helps to prevent the spread of the norovirus.

The CDC strongly recommends food workers use disposable gloves to avoid touching food with bare hands.

Food service disposable gloves, such as polyethylene gloves commonly referred to as poly gloves are a popular choice in the food service industry.  Disposable poly gloves such as, AMMEX Poly are ideal for food service since they are single-use and workers tend to switch between various light-duty tasks, and they need a disposable glove that can accommodate their workflow.

Another popular single-use disposable glove for food service is polyvinyl chloride (PVC), also known as vinyl.  Disposable gloves such as AMMEX AntiMicrobial Vinyl are single use, FDA approved for food service and they contain an antimicrobial agent to help inhibit the growth of microorganisms.

Regardless of which disposable gloves food service workers use, poly, vinyl, and latex disposable gloves are a smart investment for the food service industry.  Food service disposable gloves can help prevent norovirus outbreaks in the food service industry – protecting workers and consumers against foodborne illness – And helps to protect businesses against tarnished reputations and decreased profits when restaurants have to close due to outbreaks.  Thousands of distributors rely on AMMEX to supply their customers in the food service industry with high-quality AMMEX disposable gloves. Contact us today to become an AMMEX distributor and learn how we help our distributors grow their glove sales on average of 31%!

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