Disposable gloves are an essential food safety item used throughout medical cannabis cultivation. They act as a barrier, protecting maturing plants from contamination transfer from workers' hands. On the flip side gloves also protect worker’s skin from chemicals and resin.
Across various industries, disposable gloves are a vital component of product, consumer, and patient safety, and are also worn to protect the wearer from cross-contamination. It’s assumed these new disposable gloves will be intact (not ripped), and free from contamination.
Occupational skin disease (OSD) and injuries to the hand and upper limb (musculoskeletal disorders - MSDS) are hazards for any worker wearing cheap disposable gloves. The hand is the most common site affected by OSD, with protective gloves found to be the most common primary cause.
Fentanyl, is a potent synthetic opioid, typically administered under medical supervision for severe pain relief. However, illicit abuse has surged, leading to a rise in fentanyl-related deaths in New Zealand. Urgent action is imperative, necessitating police, first responders, and healthcare professionals to equip themselves with protective gear, including fentanyl-resistant nitrile gloves.
With the reported cases of food fraud increasing steadily in recent years, supply chain transparency is becoming more and more essential in order to identify the “hot spots” requiring traceability. Read more here.