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Are nitrile gloves a benefit to reduce transmission when handling or transferring products between workers?

Not necessarily – it depends on the task. Our bare hands equally protect us from COVID-19 as would gloves. If only bare hands are used, you need to follow the hand hygiene protocols (hand sanitizer, frequent hand washing etc.). With gloves, the same might apply. In addition, workers should be trained on correct donning and doffing of the gloves as well. Carry out a risk assessment to see whether or not gloves are warranted in your workplace.  

If would like to discuss with an advisor, please contact the Alliance for additional guidance.  

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