PPE Blog

Pros and Cons of Powdered Gloves

By Jay Berkowitz / April 22, 2022 /

For years, powdered medical gloves were a staple of the healthcare industry. Despite various powder solutions and frequent attempts from public advocacy groups to have them banned, powdered gloves remained available for over a century. It wasn’t until recently — March 21, 2016 — that the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a ban…

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6 Most Important Health and Safety Equipment for Airlines

6 Most Important Health and Safety Equipment for Airlines

By Liz Reichling / April 22, 2022 /

It’s important to protect yourself and others when it comes to the aviation business, especially since people come into such close contact with one another on aircrafts. It’s also crucial to consider worker safety when ordering health and safety equipment — you want to protect workers from loud noises, viruses and workplace accidents. When you make sure…

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5 Essential Pieces of Health and Safety Gear for Hotels

5 Essential Pieces of Health and Safety Gear for Hotels

By Liz Reichling / April 22, 2022 /

Are you planning to go out of town for the weekend? Or to travel the world? Your health is the most important thing to keep in mind when traveling. With several people visiting from a variety of different areas, it can be easy for illnesses and bacteria to spread quickly.  Proactively protecting yourself and keeping…

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10 Essential Pieces of Health and Safety Gear for Industrial Workers

10 Essential Pieces of Health and Safety Gear for Industrial Workers

By Liz Reichling / April 22, 2022 /

When it comes to the industrial sector, outfitting your team members with the proper protective equipment is imperative for workplace safety and regulatory compliance and mitigating lapses in productivity due to worker sickness or job site injury. Without providing the proper personal protective equipment for industrial workers, employers run the risk of employee injury and…

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What Does the ASTM D6319 Standard Mean for Nitrile Gloves?

What Does the ASTM D6319 Standard Mean for Nitrile Gloves?

By Liz Reichling / April 22, 2022 /

Nitrile gloves are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) healthcare professionals use to safely perform tasks in medical settings. Nitrile medical-grade exam gloves provide protection from biological hazards such as chemicals and blood pathogens. Healthcare professionals use them during medical procedures to prevent germs and infections. Nitrile rubber is also known as Buna-N, and…

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Why Do Tattoo Artists Wear Black Gloves?

Why Do Tattoo Artists Wear Black Gloves?  

By Liz Reichling / April 19, 2022 /

Creating body art is an exercise in precision and safety. Gloves must be durable to protect against potential dangers like pathogens yet flexible to permit dexterity. Artists wear black tattoo gloves as more than a fashion statement. Tattoo Artists Wear Black Gloves as a Safety Precaution  Germs can spread quickly without the correct personal protective…

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Pros and Cons of Using At-Home Testing Kits

At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Vs. Testing Sites  

By Liz Reichling / April 19, 2022 /

There are many key factors to consider when deciding which COVID-19 test you should take. Individuals generally can go to a testing site for a lab test or use an at-home test kit. Pros and Cons of Going to a Testing Site Going to a testing site is an excellent solution if you need accurate…

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Are At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Accurate?

How Accurate Are COVID-19 Testing Kits?  

By Liz Reichling / April 19, 2022 /

COVID-19 at-home tests are a convenient way to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus. Before these tests were developed, healthcare providers needed to rely on laboratory tests. Highly reliable tests in a laboratory, such as a polymerase chain reaction test, require making copies of the genetic material of a virus. These laboratory tests are…

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What Makes an Antigen Test Best?

The 4 Best Rapid Antigen Testing Kits  

By Liz Reichling / April 19, 2022 /

Combating COVID-19 relies on accurate, fast testing to reduce transmission of the virus. The best home COVID-19 tests allow individuals to monitor themselves at home or in the workplace, keeping an eye on symptoms so they can seek medical care if needed. At SUNLINE Supply, we understand you need the best at-home rapid COVID-19 test…

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What Are the Best Gloves for Mechanics?

What Are the Best Gloves for Mechanics?

By sunline / March 10, 2022 /

Mechanics regularly handle sharp and bulky mechanical components and dangerous fluids that can damage their hands. In 2019 alone, 1,900 mechanics endured occupational hand injuries while on the job. This career’s high-risk nature makes it vital for mechanics to protect themselves with disposable or reusable automotive gloves. Hand injuries are far more likely to occur for mechanics…

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Face Mask vs. Face Shield: What's More Effective?

Face Mask vs. Face Shield: What’s More Effective?

By sunline / March 3, 2022 /

Having trusted protection for healthcare, commercial, industrial and other busy environments can be critical to protecting employees’ and visitors’ health. Face shields and face masks are standard solutions to enhance worker safety at a work site or facility. This personal protective equipment serves a critical purpose across industries, and you may be wondering which option…

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Nitrile Glove Colors: Do They Matter?

Nitrile Glove Colors: Do They Matter? 

By sunline / March 3, 2022 /

Recently, you may have noticed disposable gloves have started to come in a range of colors. Today, you can find police officers, lab workers and various other professionals wearing different colored gloves ranging from traditional white and light blue to black and purple. When ordering your personal protective equipment (PPE) for today’s work environment, you’ll…

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