The medical industry requires the highest level of hygiene, and particularly clean surroundings are essential for the safety of patients and medical staff. Remember that hands are a primary route of transmission of microorganisms. The proper way to prevent infections is to observe appropriate standards of hygiene and to use the correct type of disposable gloves.
- Hospital, clinic
- Nursing homes, health care and curative institutions, hospices
- Treatment room
- Doctor’s practice
- Dental practice
- Medical laboratories
- Aesthetic medicine
- Veterinary medicine
THE MOST IMPORTANT OHS PRINCIPLES
Use only disposable gloves and discard them after doffing!
For hygiene reasons, wear disposable gloves for each activity.
Do not disinfect gloves – it is not allowed!
Select appropriate glove material for the specific task – note the barrier properties of the material.
Always disinfect hands before and after donning and doffing the gloves; wash your hands if necessary.
When working with your gloves on, do not touch personal objects (such as a mobile phone), which provide a hotbed for bacteria.
During operations where mechanical damage to hands can occur, use gloves made of a thicker material.
If your glove is mechanically damaged during use, be sure to take it off and put on a new pair.
Choose the correct glove size and raw material for your hands.
In the medical industry, the raw material used to make the gloves is particularly important, as many procedures require instruments that can mechanically damage the material. There are several types of raw materials used to manufacture gloves: