Safety

Gloving is good, but why?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 3, 2010

You’ve “gotta” love the glove if you are at risk to needlestick exposures. That’s the conclusion from American and Canadian researchers whose study appears in the September issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Wearing gloves or even double gloving for surgical procedures may substantially lower a worker's risk of experiencing a needle or sharps injury, but the reasons are a bit puzzling, according to the study.

Click here to find out why.

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