We only allow our employees to use food contact gloves when toughing food.
That means if they're touching the mixer handle, or the equipment cart handle, they can't have on food contact gloves. Tragically, they had been trained by our sister company's megac*** QA to "Always have gloves on in the production room", and were terrified to be in the room without gloves (even though they are touching a LOT of not food stuff!). One started crying when he was telling me about her last visit. A grown man. They also claimed that the gloves were being used a PPE to protect against paper cuts, etc (to be fair, we do handle a lot of packaged product and that is an actual hazard / annoyance)
It was pretty hard to control, because we had no visual cue as to if an employee was supposed to be touching food contact or nonfood contact. We ended up with different colored nitrile gloves that match our color coding - green for food contact, blue for non-food contact. Now if someone is touching a FILTHY EQUIPMENT CONSOLE BUTTON with a green glove I know they didn't remove it and can properly shame them in front of their peers. Also, it turns out the green gloves were textured, and employees looooove them now.
I had some push back from purchasing because green gloves were slightly more expensive than blue gloves (And then someone from the other factory called me CRAZY, but that person was wrong, becuase our auditor loooved it just like the employees did) . But not that expensive. The alternative is only letting them wear gloves when touching food, which in my opinion is the best option.