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.

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Medical Environment Update

    A subscription to Medical Environment Update pays for itself by saving you time sorting through complex regulations and...

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training Video

    Meets OSHA requirements for training employees on the bloodborne pathogens standard!

Most Popular