Essential for your business, bandages can help protect not only your employees from infection but your customers too.
Wearing a bandage that is comfortable is the most important factor when choosing a bandage for your workforce. Depending on your injury and the environment you should consider the type, shape and material. The more comfortable the bandage the more likely your employees are to wear it.
From waterproof to metal detectable, choosing the right type of bandage based on your environment can eliminate headaches as well as reduce wound stress and irritation.
- Waterproof: will stick even after being submerged in water
- Clear: low profile, when you don't want your injury to be noticed
- Metal Detectable: will set off food service sensitive metal detectors
- Elastic: the most commonly used
- Heavy Fabric: thick and durable heavy woven fabric
Some of the most common injuries happen on areas of the skin that stretch or flex... areas such as elbows, knees, knuckles and joints. Choosing a bandage that conforms to the natural contours of your joints can ensure the bandage is more comfortable and lasts longer.
There are a variety of different materials today's bandages are constructed from. Each material poses unique features and benefits to the end user and is important to consider.
- Latex: extremely comfortable bandage, but can cause allergic reactions
- Plastic: for more elasticity and comfortable
- Fabric: the most widely used bandage type
- Foam: slightly thicker and will float in water