What did your morning routine look like today? Perhaps you brushed your teeth before running out the door, giving the doorknob an extra pull to ensure the front door was locked. Maybe you ran through the drive-through and ordered your regular coffee without giving the menu a second thought. You might have even glanced at your phone while at a red light to see if your boss had emailed you yet. Our days are full of routine habits — good and bad — that largely impact the rest of our day.
And habits aren’t just reserved for our personal lives — hundreds of habits influence our workday on a regular basis. Perhaps one of the most important habits is how one dons their personal protective equipment (PPE). After all, habitually donning the right gloves throughout the day might make the difference between returning home from work safely or a visit to the hospital with an injured hand. One would think the choice to don gloves would be an easy one. But you would be wrong. Too many workers either don’t wear gloves or wear the wrong gloves for the job — and it’s unfortunately become all too common in today’s workplace.