Ohio Glove Changes

11-19 glove changes

This year, Ohio joined several states — Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona and Rhode Island — in banning the use of latex gloves in the food industry.

The change comes as latex allergies and sensitivities have gained more attention over the last few years. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, consistent exposure with latex for many years can cause an individual to become sensitive and develop allergic reactions.

Enforcement of this law began in March 2019 and the administrative code layed out that polyethylene, vinyl and nitrile gloves are acceptable replacements to latex gloves.

POLYETHYLENE  -  Inexpensive, clear and powder free.

VINYL  -  Look of a standard latex glove that are durable, available powder free and come in a variety of colors.

NITRILE  -  Long gloves that are chemical resistant, fit well, strong and come in a variety of colors.

RightWay Food Service can supply every business with gloves that will keep them up to code. Call one of our representatives at 1-800-451-3663 or visit us online at www.rightwayfoodservice.com




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