I work for a company that does dry spice and seasoning blending. Typically, 50 lb. bags of ingredients are placed on top of the screens at the top of the blenders, and cut open using utility knives (hoping to replace with single piece fixed blade knives at some point).
Now, everyone wears cut resistant gloves all the time, and when they are cutting in product, they just put nitrile gloves over their cut resistant gloves. However, because people wear these fabric cut resistant gloves so frequently, hand washing does not happen as frequently as it should. Additionally, these cut resistant gloves get dirty, and are probably just contaminating the nitrile gloves when the put them on.
I want to eliminate these cut resistant gloves all together. Employees are trained to cut away from themselves anyways. Would this pose a serious safety concern, or would it be worth it to reduce one of the barriers to adequate hand washing?