HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DISPOSABLE VINYL GLOVES
Here, we outline the differences between vinyl gloves and other popular glove materials and detail some of the most common applications for vinyl gloves, to help you choose the right disposable vinyl safety glove for your workplace.
What Are The Differences Between Medical Grade and Industrial Grade Disposable Gloves?
The AQL, or Acceptable Quality Limit, for Medical Exam Gloves (Class One Medical Devices) must be 2.5 or lower. Simply put, this means there has to be less than 2.5 defects in a batch of 100 gloves to pass. FDA requires that the AQL for an Industrial Disposable glove can be 4.0 or less for defects such as cosmetic blemishes and holes. For a Medical Examination glove, it must be 2.5 or less. Many Exam gloves are manufactured at an AQL of 1.5 or even lower.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MEDICAL GLOVES
Medical gloves are disposable and include examination gloves, surgical gloves, and medical gloves for handling chemotherapy agents (chemotherapy gloves). Use examination gloves when your hands may touch someone else's body fluids (such as blood, respiratory secretions, vomit, urine or feces), certain hazardous drugs or some potentially contaminated items.
SUPPLY CHAIN CONTAMINATION: HOW MUCH BACTERIA DO SINGLE-USE GLOVES CARRY?
In an independent testing of 26 different brands of new and unused single-use gloves, Eagle Protect found at least 10 different enterotoxigenic strains of Bacillus cereus contamination. These findings are of note because the Bacillus microbe was found responsible for a recent recall of meat products, triggered by testing from the U.S. Department of Defense.