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Surgical or Examination Gloves Standards Regulations

1910.1030(d)(3)(ix)
"Gloves
. Gloves shall be worn when it can be reasonably anticipated that the employee may have hand contact with blood, other potentially infectious materials, musous membranes, and non-intact skin; when performing vascular access procedures except as specified in poaragraph (d)(3)(ix)(D); and when handling or touching contaminated items or surfaces."

"...it is the individual's hands which have the highest probability of coming in contact with bloor or OPIM...Utilization of gloves has become the most widely used barrier precaution against transmission of infection, not only from employee-to-patient but also from patient-to-employee." OpCit Summary p.69

1910.1030(d)(3)(ix)(A)
Disposable (single use) gloves such as surgical or examination gloves, shall be replaced as soon as practical when contaminated or as soon as feasible if they are torn, punctured, or when their ability to function as a barrier is compromise."

Degree of protection, Type of material:
"There are no documented differences related to type of material." Sumary OpCit p.73
"The Agency concludes that both vinyl and latex are appropriate materials for glove use." p.73
...food handling gloves ('baggie' gloves)...are not storng enough...nor would they fit...would not be considered appropriate." p.73

1910.1030(d)(3)(ix)(B)
Disposable (single use) gloves shall not be washed or decontaminated for re-use.