PPE Tutorial - Gloves

The wear­ing of PPE gloves is a very impor­tant ele­ment of work­place safe­ty. Whether it be chem­i­cal safe­ty or cut resis­tant gloves, wear­ing gloves is vital.

Video Tran­script:

Speak­er 1:

Hey Budd Group team. Thanks for tun­ing in for this mon­th’s safe­ty video. This month we’re actu­al­ly going to be talk­ing about per­son­al pro­tec­tive equip­ment that we use on the job, oth­er­wise known as PPE. We encounter it a lot every sin­gle day, and so we just want to make sure you guys know what we should use, when we should use it and how to do so. To help me with that, I have our sea­soned expert here, Suzanne Klein, who’s going to talk through some of the PPE that we might have to wear and how we’re going to wear it. Suzanne, if you would just intro­duce your­self to everybody.

Suzanne Klein:

Hi, y’all at Budd Group. My name is Suzanne Klein and I’m the jan­i­to­r­i­al account man­ag­er here at Con­verse Col­lege in Spar­tan­burg, South Car­oli­na. It’s a small all-girls pri­vate school. The Budd Group has main­te­nance, jan­i­to­r­i­al and land­scap­ing ser­vices here at Converse.

Speak­er 1:

A lot of work.

Suzanne Klein:

A lot of work.

Speak­er 1:

All right, so the first piece of equip­ment that we want to dive into is some­thing that our folks wear every sin­gle day or they should be. That is actu­al­ly a glove like this, which is just a nitrile glove that lots of our folks wear when they’re clean­ing. Suzanne, I’ll let you take it away if you’ll just tell us when should we wear these, why should we wear them, what’s the point and maybe how to wear them, how to take them off.

Suzanne Klein:

Okay, so you should wear the nitrile gloves any­time that you’re encoun­ter­ing a sit­u­a­tion where your skin could be exposed to chem­i­cals or con­t­a­m­i­nants like germs, dirt, espe­cial­ly when you’re han­dling trash or clean­ing bath­rooms. It’s impor­tant to always, always wear them when­ev­er you’re clean­ing. The best way to put the gloves on is before you start your work. You want to go ahead and get your gloves on before you even start clean­ing. Now, if I was to put this glove on and my fin­ger­nail or my jew­el­ry was to put a hole in it, then I would need to stop what I was doing and get a fresh glove.

Speak­er 1:

Good to know.

Suzanne Klein:

All right, so I am gloved and ready to clean.

Speak­er 1:

All right, so you cleaned a dirty bath­room or you’ve poured out some chem­i­cals, you han­dle what you’re han­dling. What next?

Suzanne Klein:

Okay, so these gloves are now con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed and I want to be espe­cial­ly care­ful when I remove them that I don’t get the con­t­a­m­i­nants that I wore the gloves to pro­tect myself from in the first place onto my person.

Speak­er 1:

You guys would be sur­prised how often we see this hap­pen. We have employ­ees all the time who go through all the pre­cau­tions to make sure they get the gloves on and they do every­thing they’re sup­posed to do, and then when they get done they for­get they have the gloves on and they’ll just wipe their eye­brow or scratch their arm or some­thing. It’s real­ly impor­tant to remem­ber how to take them off to make sure that we’re not get­ting any of the con­t­a­m­i­nant on ourselves.

Suzanne Klein:

Right, so once I’m done clean­ing, I want to make sure that I pick up the inside cuff of the glove and roll it care­ful­ly down my hand so that I’m not touch­ing any of the exte­ri­or part of the glove. I now have a clean inte­ri­or part that I can pick up the glove with and roll it right off and dis­pose of it.

Speak­er 1:

Very good, and I think as an extra prac­tice, any­time you’re remov­ing gloves like that, just to be safe, always best to wash your hands after­wards as well, no mat­ter what you’ve been han­dling. Anoth­er type of glove that we might wear here at the Budd Group would be some­thing that is actu­al­ly a lit­tle bit more like this, a lit­tle thick­er and some­thing that we’re look­ing for that has a cut resis­tant qual­i­ty. The rea­son is some­times we end up hav­ing to use a util­i­ty knife like this to break down box­es or oth­er activ­i­ties like that. There are knives out there that can help with this task and make it a lit­tle safer, but most of our folks end up using knives that look just like this. We want to take a lit­tle bit of time to put these gloves on and show you guys how to do an every­day task like break­ing down a box and make sure that you have the right equip­ment, as well as how to do that cor­rect­ly, so I’ll let you take it away.

Suzanne Klein:

All right, so here is our box and I’m going to be very care­ful to cut away from myself. Run along the edge, run along the edge, down the middle …

Speak­er 1:

That’s all there is to it.

Suzanne Klein:

… That’s all there is to it. Our box is now safe­ly bro­ken down, ready for recycle,

Speak­er 1:

Extreme­ly impor­tant to cut away from your fin­gers. I remem­ber when I was about sev­en years old, I was doing some­thing with a pock­et knife out­side and cut right down into my fin­ger. Lots of stitch­es, lots of blood, in the emer­gency room. I learned a valu­able les­son that day. Always cut away from your­self, even if there’s some­thing between the knife and your hand, you’re cut­ting through it, so you nev­er know what might happen.

Suzanne Klein:

Absolute­ly.

Speak­er 1:

All right, well that’s awe­some. That’s what we need­ed to learn about gloves. Let’s move on to the next piece of equipment.

Speak­er 3:

Pro safe­ty tip num­ber one, always wear pro­tec­tive gloves when you’re han­dling poten­tial con­t­a­m­i­nants or chem­i­cals. If you notice any holes before or after you put them on, replace them. Remem­ber, don’t touch any parts of your body with the gloves while you’re clean­ing. When you’re fin­ished, remove them safe­ly and avoid touch­ing any exte­ri­or part of the glove. Don’t for­get to wash your hands after­wards. Also, always wear thick cut resis­tant gloves while han­dling box cut­ters or razor­blades. Be sure to cut away from your body and don’t cut near your fin­gers, even if you’re wear­ing gloves.

The Budd Group strives to be a God-hon­or­ing com­pa­ny of excel­lence safe­ly deliv­er­ing ser­vices in jan­i­to­r­i­al, main­te­nance, and land­scap­ing; offer­ing devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for their employ­ees; and con­tribut­ing to their community.

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