The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for excellent hand hygiene, but what's the point of this if your hands are covered with cheap and ineffective gloves which fail to provide necessary protection? Here we discuss essential glove selection and hygiene practices.
Many companies are now considering their environmental impact. How can your disposable glove type affect this?
Despite the food safety, environmental and occupational risks, vinyl remains the most common disposable glove used in food handling. We explain why companies are phasing out the use of PVC (vinyl) gloves and switching to safer, healthier & more cost-effective nitrile gloves.
Labour rights abuse in disposable glove manufacturing is regularly reported. Recently the US banned glove imports from a large manufacturer, WRP Asia Pacific. Read more here now.
Thiurams can be used in disposable glove manufacturing to make them stronger and more elastic. They're also allergens and have been used in germicides and fungicides.