How to Don & Doff Disposable Gloves

It’s easy to overlook basic safety practices when they are simple, repetitive tasks. Click on the picture below to watch a video demonstration of how to properly don and doff disposable disposable gloves.



Watch how to properly don and doff disposable gloves without compromising safety.


To properly put on disposable gloves remove your hand and wrist jewelry, have nail length below the fingertip and in a clean area follow these steps:

5 Steps to Don Disposable Gloves

  1. Thoroughly wash hands.
  2. Select the appropriate sized gloves.
  3. Hold with one hand and Insert the other. When the base of your thumb reaches the cuff of the glove begin to spread fingers and insert hand into glove.
  4. Pull glove cuff towards wrist to cover as much skin as possible and secure glove.
  5. Check to make sure there are no holes or tears.

Repeat the steps above to put on the other glove.

When removing a pair of disposable gloves, in order to prevent cross-contamination, do not touch the outside of the glove with bare skin, and do not remove gloves near or over product or any product handling surface. Read about how using a disposable glove does not automatically create food safety. One should follow these steps to properly doff disposable gloves:

5 Steps to Doff Disposable Gloves

  1. Pinch one glove at the wrist
  2. Remove glove by pulling away from your body
  3. Continue holding the glove you just removed in your gloved hand. Slide a few fingers from your bare hand inside the cuff of the glove you are still wearing.
  4. Pulling away from your body, peel off the second glove, turning it inside out and leaving the first glove wrapped inside as you remove it.
  5. Dispose the gloves safely and wash your hands before touching any other surfaces.

Workers donning and doffing single-use gloves properly is a basic, but important food safety step.

Food Safety Implications

For more food safety information and how to prevent cross contamination, read the best disposable glove to spread listeria. Check out our offering of high-quality food safety gloves to further reduce your business risk exposure to a foodborne illness event.

Safeguarding your product, staff and business is very important to us. Contact the Eagle team with questions or click below to shop Eagle Protect disposable gloves.


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