Safety Articles

Article # 2501

Safety Q & A

Q: In the course of doing my job, I handle bloodborne pathogens. Which type of rubber glove should I use?
A: Use an FDA 510K approved disposable rubber glove. To receive the FDA certification the glove must meet a strict water leak test standard. In addition, all 510K's must include a description of the reference performance standards and powder used, the physical properties of the glove, sterilization methods (if appropriate), and a summary of quality assurance methods.