Workers in food processing and janitorial professions face several unique challenges that require tailored protection against cuts, slippery liquids and chemicals. To avoid injury, it is essential that workers wear gloves that provide a secure grip and tactility without inhibiting their performance or comfort.
A common challenge these workers face is wearing a glove too thick for the task at hand, or too thin to properly protect them. It’s imperative that safety managers understand the benefits of both disposable and reusable gloves – and when each is appropriate. An ambidextrous single use nitrile glove is necessary when process dictates more frequent disposal, which can help reduce cross contamination. A reusable glove is necessary when extended wear time is required or if a hand specific glove is desired for more comfort.
To meet varying worker needs, Ansell has both disposable and reusable offerings. The Microflex® 93-283 & 93-287 are disposable gloves made with Mega Texture grip surface on the palms and fingers for comfort and confidence when handling wet, oily, or fatty foods and objects. The AlphaTec® 37-310 is a lightweight, reusable glove engineered to allow optimum balance and flexibility while protecting against light acids, greases, oils and liquids.
Both the disposable and reusable glove options feature aggressive texture to best suit worker needs, so safety managers can have peace of mind they are selecting the right glove for the job.