Gloves are an essential part of any worker’s PPE (personal protective equipment) kit. Used in a variety of industries, including medical, food service, chemical, primary care and aged care, life science, and industrial, disposable gloves provide a protective barrier between skin and hazardous substances.
Are disposable gloves PPE?
One of the most common and environmentally friendly types of disposable gloves is made from neoprene, a synthetic rubber that is heat-, chemical-, oil- and ozone-resistant. Its physical toughness and resistance to tearing make it an excellent choice for use in the workplace, as well as for everyday activities like mowing, shoveling or snow removal. URL : https://dmbsupply.com/collections/disposable-gloves
Neoprene Disposable Gloves are the first of their kind to offer a solution to the growing problem of nitrile, vinyl and latex gloves that take years to biodegrade and end up in landfills or in the ocean. These materials are harmful to the environment and can also harm sea life.
The thickness of a disposable glove is a big factor when considering its performance and quality. Thicker options are generally better for handling harsher chemicals. They can have longer breakthrough times and better degradation and permeability rates than thinner options. The neoprene disposable gloves offered by Discount Safety Gear are typically 4-8 mil thick. They can be disposed of in the trash or recycled to reduce their environmental impact. They are also very inexpensive. Buying multiple pairs and using them when appropriate helps reduce waste and protect workers’ hands.