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Now more than ever, sanitation and janitorial services are at the heart of keeping our communities safe. These industries need the protection afforded by disposable gloves to guard against harsh chemicals and potential exposure to pathogens and contaminants.
The primary hazard faced in the sanitation and janitorial industries is the harsh chemicals encountered daily when cleaning and sanitizing. Another prominent hazard includes contact with bloodborne pathogens. The risk of on-the-job transmission of germs is high. Transmission can occur when employees come into contact with infected bodily fluids on surfaces, sanitary napkins, tissues, and more.
These risks are encountered daily, and janitorial employees need barrier protection. Disposable gloves are crucial in providing this protection, as gloves can be changed easily between tasks to avoid contamination.
Vinyl is a great option for this industry because the gloves are inexpensive, making it a cost-effective solution for tasks requiring frequent glove changes. Vinyl is available in both powdered and powder-free varieties, and exam or industrial grade. This provides a wide variety of options for finding suitable gloves for the environment. For example, exam-grade vinyl gloves are great for those working more heavily with bodily fluids and bloodborne pathogens. Vinyl gloves also provide resistance to a variety of chemicals and substances that are generally found in janitorial applications.
Nitrile and latex gloves are also suitable for janitorial applications. Nitrile gloves provide excellent chemical resistance and they are made from a durable synthetic rubber that is puncture resistant, great for heavy-duty tasks. Latex gloves also stand up to many of the chemicals that are found in janitorial cleaning solutions. Latex gloves are not as widely used in the industry, however, due to the commonality of latex allergies.
Zoomget has suitable janitorial and sanitation gloves available in nitrile, vinyl, and latex. Vinyl gloves, however, are the most cost-effective option for the industry, ideal for frequent glove changes.