Reading the Runes: Demystification of glove legislation
PPE gloves (Personal Protective Equipment) or MDD gloves (Medical Device)? The use of disposable gloves in the general working environment is widespread. Indeed they are such a big part of our working lives that glove usage in the US has dramatically increased from less than 1 billion to over a 20 billion. We tend to use disposable gloves for either process protection from human-borne contamination or for personal protection and often for both reasons. However as safety in the occupational environment becomes an increasing concern, do we really understand what level of protection we are getting?
For those of us that have the time to decipher the pictograms displayed on the product, we may be surprised by the different legislation being used on gloves in the general workplace….
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