Opioids in the Workplace
January 31, 2024 at
HOW PIP® CAN HELP
Fentanyl is a very potent opioid that is usually used in a hospital setting to treat severe pain related to surgery or complex pain conditions. However, because a few grains can be enough to kill you, in non-medical situations illegal fentanyl is causing high rates of overdose and overdose deaths. Of all accidental apparent opioid toxicity deaths in 2023, 84% involved fentanyl.
As the fentanyl crisis worsens, various professionals are finding themselves at the forefront of this battle, facing the risk of accidental exposure. Protective Industrial Products (PIP®) has recognized this urgent need and has developed the Grippaz® line of gloves designed to provide enhanced protection against fentanyl and its associated dangers. These innovative gloves are thoroughly tested and proven to offer superior protection against fentanyl and the corrosive gastric acid found in the vomit of overdose victims.
In addition, these gloves meet the stringent ASTM D6978-05 testing guidelines, providing over 240 minutes of breakthrough and exposure resistance. Grippaz® gloves are extended-use, ambidextrous nitrile gloves featuring a textured fish scale grip and are available in a range of sizes to ensure a secure fit. By equipping those on the frontlines with these gloves, PIP® can help safeguard their well-being while they confront the challenges of the fentanyl crisis head-on.