Effectiveness of Gloves in Reducing COVID-19 Transmission

The use of PPE together with excellent hand hygiene has been identified by the CDC as essential in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Gloves and masks are now being worn by most workers in the food industries. But wearing disposable gloves..

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Trusting Your PPE Supplier During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) - face masks, gloves and clothing - far surpassing supply. This has resulted in limited stock available for key industries and frontline workers, with some..

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Prevent Glove Related Cross-Contamination

With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the effectiveness of your glove’s barrier protection has never been more important to help prevent cross-contamination. Wearing disposable gloves alone does not necessarily prevent the spread of..

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Big Sustainability Impact Using Disposables

Eagle Protect’s ongoing focus on reducing the environmental impact of our customers is one we are proud of!  In 2019, by swapping our customers to better quality Eagle gloves we saved 443,820 lbs of waste, 70,547 lbs of CO2 and 1,162,178 gallons..

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Vinyl Glove Risks

Despite the food safety, environmental and occupational risks of vinyl gloves being widely reported, vinyl gloves remain the most common glove used in food handling in the US because of their perceived cheap price point. With pressures on..

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Do Your Gloves Comply with USDA Organic Regulations?

USDA Organic Regulations ensure the consumer that organically labeled products meet consistent national standards. The term ‘organic’ indicates the product has been produced through approved methods, as set by the USDA organic regulations, and..

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Reduce Your Disposable Glove Use by 30%

Minimizing waste is a vital component of the AAHSE Stars assessment. Your campus’ environmental impact is affected by the products you choose, and reducing usage of materials and therefore waste production is an important factor during sourcing.

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US Bans Glove Imports Due to Labor Violations

Labor rights abuse in disposable glove manufacturing is regularly reported, the repercussions of which have now resulted in the US banning the import of gloves from a large Malaysian glove manufacturer, WRP Asia Pacific. Under US law, it is..

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Why Gloves Can Contain Fungicides

You would never use a glove with a fungicide in it, right? Well you might. Thiurams are accelerators that can be used in glove manufacturing to help the process of vulcanization - this makes a glove stronger and more elastic. Thiurams are also..

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Why New Gloves are Contaminated

New and unused disposable gloves should be clean, you shouldn’t expect anything but! However, large varieties of bacterial contamination of new and unused single-use gloves have been tested for in scientific studies. Results showed gloves were..

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