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Preload Your Sales for 2015

They say the early bird gets the worm, and this is much more than a cliche when it comes to your disposable glove sales for the year. In fact, the start of 2015 is the best time to ramp up your sales activity and set a strong pace for the next 365 days. This is

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Avian Flu: Barrier Protection in Food Processing

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. According The Wall Street Journal, these cases became evident in December 2014 and have led China to ban all imports of poultry and eggs from the U.S. Furthermore, many

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Disposable Gloves in the Food Industry

When it comes to disposable glove usage in the food processing and food service industries, the phrase “less is more” finds a home. These industries have the highest glove usage of all sectors – 20 pairs per worker each day on average. However, employees use some of the most affordable glove materials: polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride. Because these

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The Many Uses for Gloves in a Facility

There are various types of facilities, each of which having numerous applications that require disposable gloves. Within these facilities, numerous tasks – some core to the business and other supporting – are undertaken, and each of these instances requires a certain level of protection. Here are some examples of activities at large facilities and how gloves are be

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Know Your Glove Materials: Part III Vinyl

The second generation of disposable gloves, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or vinyl, followed latex gloves. As a result of the growing awareness of HIV in the 1980s, the health care industry needed a disposable glove to create a barrier between medical professionals and bloodborne pathogens. This gave rise to latex gloves but due to a number

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Know Your Glove Materials: Part IV Poly

Polyethylene is the most affordable glove material and is used in the food service industry. Food service workers need a glove with enough durability for short-duration tasks, and poly gloves are the right choice. What is polyethylene? Like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene was first created by accident. German chemist Hans von Pechmann made the first polyethylene

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How Ill-Fitting Gloves can Compromise Safety

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. Why You Should Use the Proper Sized Gloves This was one finding noted

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The Right Gloves for the Job: Part III Food Service

The Right Gloves for the Job:  Part III Food Service – The food service industry has many of the same hygiene and contamination concerns of the food processing industry. Food service encompasses anywhere food is served. Sit-down restaurants, food trucks and college campus cafeterias are all part of the food service industry. In these and

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The Right Gloves for the Job: Part II Food Processing

Workers in the food processing industry should be required to wear appropriate disposable food processing gloves to protect consumers who eat the foods they handle. Why You Need the Right Food Processing Gloves Workers come in contact with a variety of foods, which can carry bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses such as listeria and salmonella. There