Donald F. Groce

Donald F. Groce, Showa Best Glove, is a technical product specialist and a research chemist. Before joining Showa Best Glove, he worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on chemical toxicology studies that included the Agent Orange Study. He is a noted speaker and expert on a variety of occupational and workplace hazards, including latex allergies and chemical exposure-related illnesses. He is on the board of the local Homeless Shelter and part of the local Citizen’s Meth Task Force and serves on the NFPA 1999 Technical Committee and past chairman of the American Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing Committee.


Biodegradable disposables meet customer demands

February 1, 2013
The number one reason to wear gloves is to protect hand and fingers.

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Drive home the value of gloves: Hand injuries send a million workers to ERs each year

September 6, 2012
The world market for personal protective equipment (PPE) will grow to $33.3 billion by 2015, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Reducing cuts, cutting costs

Economic woes spark hand protection programs
October 1, 2011
With the slowed economy of the past 24 months, industrial employers are challenged to make the most their resources. 

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A glove on the hand is worth...more than you'd guess

May 31, 2011
With the introduction of new age glove fibers to replace yesteryear’s leather and cotton work gloves, hand protection and personal protection equipment (PPE) is on an uptrend in winning the war against hand injuries.
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What is the best glove?

December 7, 2010

This article addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding chemical-resistant personal protection equipment for workers’ hands.

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Get a grip on hand hazards

July 12, 2010
With new developments in glove technology, lack of dexterity or cumbersomeness can be a thing of the past.
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Stop pandemic progress

February 5, 2010
Although H1N1 is a respiratory disease, evidence shows that it is transmitted more from surfaces and hands than directly via the air.
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Should glove standards go global?

December 9, 2009
Professionals involved in glove selection must assess which factors are critical based on the individual and the hazards.
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Know your hazmat zones

October 14, 2009
Most hazmat incident scenes will have at least three zones, and appropriate hand protection is needed in each one.
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Get a grip on hand protection

November 1, 2007
Hand protection selection is a matter of balancing desired properties with the level of protection needed. With hundreds of glove styles available, it is essential to understand how different glove attributes come into play.
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