COVID-19 GLOVE RESOURCE CENTER

KNOW THE FACTS. STOP THE SPREAD.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the world to urgently discuss and evaluate hand hygiene and protection from the highly contagious virus.

 

1. GLOVES HELP STOP CONTAMINATION

Eagle Protect has over 14 years of experience sourcing disposable gloves and clothing. Social distancing is necessary, but food safety and public health hinges on workers hand hygiene and glove management - correct glove type selection and use, including dispensing, glove change frequency and disposal.

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Covid19 How to Use Disposable Gloves

 

 

2. PPE SURVIVAL TIPS

This crisis has put immense stress on the country's PPE supply. Here are some survival tips to help maintain operations, without sacrificing food safety, until you're able to source your usual  PPE supplies.

Glove Shortage (Food Contact Workers):

Food Contact Workers

  • Ready-to-eat food handlers and cooks should wear good quality, preferably nitrile gloves
  • It is possible to extend the use of gloves without changing them only if you continue to work in the same department, handle the same food groups and do not touch any surfaces outside the food contact zone

Non-Food Contact Workers

  • Non-Food contact workers could sanitize hands instead of wearing gloves
  •  Non-Food contact workers can (cashier, stockers, cart collection, baggers, loading dock) wash and reuse thicker gloves for a full work day, and sanitize between tasks
  • Delivery drivers could wear thicker gloves all day and sanitize before and after delivery

NOTE: All gloves must be discarded if tears or holes are visible. The use of alcohol-based
hand sanitizers may degrade vinyl gloves.


Hat & Beard Cover / Mask Shortage:

  • Workers could wear any clean head covering, such as a Buff or handkerchief, that keeps hair from being visible and allows it to be tied back when able
  • Buffs or handkerchiefs could be used to contain facial hair
  • The CDC has released information on the "Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19"

 


3. HAND HYGIENE

Proper hand hygiene, which includes effective handwashing, is crucial to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.



4. BEST PRACTICES FOR BUSINESSES

These best practices from the FDA and CDC will help prepare and protect your business and workers through these unprecedented times.