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.

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Eliminate hidden hazards in consumer goods

May 1, 2014
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

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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