Gloves, never forget it!

glovesYou know; I have lost track of the amount of people who should be wearing gloves to work but forget to do so. These people do not seem to realize that not only are they putting their health at risk, but they are also putting the health and safety of the people that they work with at risk too (and their manager is likely not going to be all that pleased either!)

Use gloves to protect yourself

The main reason as to why you need to be wearing gloves in the work environment is to protect your hands from the harsh danger of the work environment. Let’s say for instance you work in the building trade; gloves will protect your hands from sharp objects and pieces of debris (trust me, there is very little worse than getting a splinter which ends up becoming infected). In addition to this; if you are working in a work environment which uses tons of chemicals then you are almost certainly going to want to be using gloves. Good quality ones too. There are certain chemicals out there which can be quite detrimental if they come into contact with your skin. This is the type of thing you are going to wish to avoid.

Wearing gloves can also help protect you in other ways too.

For example; if you work in a medical environment then it is likely that you will be required to wear disposable gloves. This is due to the amount of viruses and the like floating around. These viruses can grasp onto just about any surface. If you touch them with your bare hands then there is a good chance that you will end up contracting the condition. In fact; you may want to wear gloves, even if you do not work in the medical industry. For example; if you serve food then you want to make sure that your hands do not touch the food you are cooking (this is highly unsanitary and can actually lead to a warning from the health inspector). In addition to this; if you are in a busy working environment, particularly during the winter months, then you are almost certainly going to want to wear gloves because they will help to protect you from the bugs and the like which are floating around…not something you really want to be dealing with over the Christmas period!

Remember; it does not matter how often you clean the area, you still need to wear gloves. There are always hidden dangers out there and the gloves will provide you with the highest level of protection against them.

Remember; you should always buy the best quality gloves that you can afford. Not only will these offer the highest level of protection, but you can be sure that they will last as long as possible in the working environment. This means that (hopefully at least!) they will end up saving you a ton of cash in the long run.

Never forget your gloves.

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