Donald F. Groce

Donald F. Groce is executive vice president of Apollo Marketing. He is an analytical research chemist. Prior to his work in the personal protective clothing industry, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on environmental chemical toxicology studies including toxins such as Dioxin in the Agent Orange Study, PCBs and PBBs. He is a noted speaker and expert on various workplace hazards, and has written articles for ISHN on industrial gloves since 2006: “Responders need certified PPE”; “What is the best glove?” ; and “Biodegradable disposables meet customer demands”. Don has served as past chairman of the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee.


Eliminate hidden hazards in consumer goods

WARNING: This Product May Contain a Chemical Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Birth Defects or Other Reproductive Harm.”

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Biodegradable disposables meet customer demands

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

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
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

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?

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

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

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?

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

Most hazmat incident scenes will have at least three zones, and appropriate hand protection is needed in each one.
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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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