7.3.1 Removing gloves

Laboratory staff should be trained to remove their gloves by following these steps:

1. peel one glove off by grasping it under the cuff and rolling the glove off the hand so that it comes off inside out. This keeps most of the contamination inside;

2. hold the used glove in the opposite still-gloved hand. Carefully slip exposed fingers under the cuff of the gloved hand, being careful not to touch the surface of the contaminated glove. Peel the glove off, inside out, rolling it over the other used glove to form a bag of used gloves with contamination inside.

3. Dispose of the gloves properly and safely.

Guidelines for the use of gloves and respirators

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