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Manager of Inventory Quality, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Detect-a-glove® – Metal Detectable Gloves

Most food processing facilities these days have metal detection equipment in place.  It is designed to detect contaminants from a variety of sources and prevent them from entering the finished food product.  Current hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) programs place emphasis on assuring that no contaminants reach the end user. There are numerous contaminants […]

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Keeping Your Finger (Safely) on the Pulse of Food Safety

Go into any hospital or clinic and you will see box after box of them: gloves.  These common tools of the trade protect doctors, nurses, patients, and public health in general.   Much like the medical community, the food industry also uses gloves to not only protect public health, but also the well-being of employees.   Gloves […]

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ANSI requirements for first aid kits revised

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised the standard relating to first aid kits in the workplace. ANSI Z308.1-2003 has been replaced by ANSI Z308.1-2009. There are a few changes that our customers should pay attention to. The old standard listed eight items that were required as minimum fill for workplace first aid kits. The […]

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Why Do We Need Cut-Resistant Gloves?

According to statistics found on the glove manufacturing website AnsellPro.com: The average indemnity compensation for an OSHA recordable hand/finger injury is approximately $3,846.00 The average medical payment is approximately $2,600.00 There are approximately 439,000 disabling yearly hand and finger injuries which equates to a cumulative cost into the millions each year. Isn’t that worth the […]

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