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All Safety Products Industrial Safety Newsletter November & December 2011

Need To Purchase Less Expensive Gloves Yet Still Maintain High Quality?

In today's economic climate, customers want to know the best gloves to purchase at the cheapest price.  I'll let you in on a little secret.  Most times, people over purchase gloves.  For example, they may purchase an Exam Grade / Medical Grade glove when they may really only need industrial grade quality.

Did you know that in quite a few instances, the industrial grade glove has all the quality that an exam grade glove has, but without the FDA assurance?  It is less  expensive to purchase, yet still retains high quality.  The key to purchasing industrial grade gloves with the same, high quality you've come to expect in your exam grade gloves is to know the sourcing of the industrial grade gloves.  

The main difference in these gloves is that in the manufacturing process, they've only taken off the labeling on the package and label the gloves "industrial" rather than "exam grade".  Yep, that's it.  These gloves do not come under FDA scrutiny and therefore the manufacturer will offer these at a cheaper rate.   The important thing to watch;  however, is whether the manufacturer starts releasing a disportionate amount of  industrial grade gloves in relation to exam grade gloves.  Quality starts diminishing when this happens.  At All Safety Products, the suppliers are carefully chosen to ensure they are producing high quality gloves, not second hand quality. All Safety Products offers a wide selection of nitrile gloves (industrial and exam grade) to meet a variety of safety needs. Nitrile gloves are particularly beneficial to those who have experienced adverse reactions to latex or natural rubber.

You Too Could Be Saved By A Hard Hat!

Have you noticed that insurance companies have stopped using the word "accident"? When cars hit each other or something else, it's now called a "crash." They might believe that most of these incidents are no accident, but when it comes to head injuries prevented by hard hats, accident (or freak accident) are very appropriate descriptions. While concentrating on the job, people may forget that safety gear  can mean the difference between life and death. Nothing makes that more clear than stories of how hard hats saved lives. Following are a few examples given in Compliance. While these occurred mainly at hazardous sites, this type of accident can occur in many areas. * While operating mining equipment in an underground shaft, a miner noticed a crack in the roof about 11 feet above him. Then a large section of the  overhead material broke loose. He was knocked to the ground, and his hard hat seriously damaged. But thanks to his hard hat, he suffered only cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Plan to Stay Well This Winter!

Sniffle season is just around the corner, so make plans now to stay well.

A flu shot is basic. It reduces your chances of getting influenza by up to 90 percent. But, you'll have to do more than that.

On average, people get one to three respiratory illnesses a year, most caused by viruses and occurring in the fall and winter.

Colds are not directly linked to cold weather. Indirectly they are, because people tend to spend more time indoors and in closer contact to other people and their germs. Respiratory viruses, including those that cause flu are very contagious and will survive for hours on the skin, furniture, telephones, doorknobs, and almost  anything else a sick person touches.

Correct Hand Washing Prevents Infections

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic say getting germs on your hands and transferring them  to your face is a common way to acquire ailments. The common cold and more serious diseases can be avoided by hand washing, including intestinal infection (dysentery), inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), and stomach flu.  

Their instructions for washing well:

Apply soap or detergent. Vigorously rub your hands together for at least 10 seconds to loosen germs. Rinse well.

Though all soaps help eliminate viruses, dishwashing soaps are particularly effective. Researchers have found it to be up to 100 times more effective than hospital-strength antibacterial soaps in killing at least one common cold virus.

Water temperature is less important, but water that is warm enough to cut grease  is best. That is about 110 degrees F. Water hotter than that could damage the skin.

It's more important to wash your hands before you eat, after using the bathroom,  after handling garbage or money, after blowing your nose, and after handling uncooked meat.

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