PPE is essential for many industries. Not only do they promote sanitation, but they also support worker safety. Throughout this blog, we’ll discuss how much you should expect in PPE expenses and how disposable and reusable gloves differ.
How Much Should You Expect in PPE Expenses?
PPE expenses differ depending on the quality and longevity of the material, and it’s important to note that the price of PPE shouldn’t always be a true indicator of how effective the PPE assets are.
When a company purchases more expensive PPE, they expect the material to be of better quality. However, although the quality might be better, it may not meet your company’s protective needs. Before you focus on the price of PPE, consider its protective capabilities and the level of comfort for PPE users.
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Disposable vs Reusable PPE Gloves: How Do They Differ?
Disposable and reusable PPE gloves differ in a variety of ways, including costs and protective capabilities. Here’s a breakdown of both PPE glove options:
Disposable PPE Gloves
Disposable PPE gloves are designed for single use and are often used in industries that handle chemicals, medical supplies, or food ingredients. These gloves are typically composed of rubber latex, nitrile, and vinyl, so they are thin and sensitive to the touch. Disposable rubber gloves are designed to enhance infection control and eliminate cross-contamination, whether it’s from food products or bodily fluids.
Initially, disposable PPE glove costs are low compared to reusable gloves. However, their continued use brings unseen costs, since being made from a thin fabric, they must be replaced more frequently. In addition, these types of gloves don’t deliver the efficient protection that your employees may need for a specific task, which could result in legal and financial compensation.
Reusable PPE Gloves
Reusable gloves are engineered for maximum durability and strength for the most demanding professional. If the employees at your company frequently work with heavy loads or changing temperatures, reusable gloves are the best choice because they offer all-around protection. Unlike disposable gloves, reusable gloves must be laundered after each use to increase longevity and maintain functionality.
Can You Reuse Disposable Gloves?
In short, no, you cannot reuse disposable gloves. The main benefit of disposable latex gloves is that you can use a pair once and throw them away when you’re done. However, as mentioned above, the type of glove your company needs depends on the task extremity.
Closed Loop Is a Leading Provider of Laundering Services for Washable Gloves
PPE gloves serve the primary purpose of preventing cross-contamination and ensuring employee safety. With Closed Loop Recycling laundering services, your company has the opportunity to save about 70% on PPE costs compared to disposal and purchasing a new pair.
In addition to cut-resistant reusable gloves, Closed Loop also provides reusable PPE, including:
Our fire-resistant (FR) PPE aprons protect employees from worksite hazards. Often, companies use aprons until they are no longer salvageable. With CLR, we can help you protect your apron investment before it reaches that point. Our recycling program launders aprons and returns them to your business as good as new. This allows you to save money from buying new aprons and reduces waste from throwing your old ones out.
CLR’s FR jackets keep your employees safe in an environment where a fire is a potential hazard. After several uses, FR welding jackets get worn down, but CLR wants to help you increase the longevity of your jackets through Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD).
Our high visibility safety vests protect employees in various industries, including construction and manufacturing. Maintaining the longevity of safety vests through our PPE laundering services saves you from consistently buying new ones.
Sleeves are a vital asset to employee safety. Naturally, they’ll undergo wear and tear, but with CLR, you can extend the longevity of this PPE with laundering services.
Ready to reduce costs and maximize your company’s PPE? Contact Closed Loop Recycling today to get started!