Fentanyl is a serious threat to anyone who comes in contact with it, whether it is inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through a mucous membrane or the skin. It can take just 2‐3 milligrams of fentanyl (equivalent to a few grains of salt) to induce respiratory depression, cardiac arrest, and possibly death. There are a variety of situations in a correctional environment that can present a risk of exposure to the drug including intake, property rooms, mail handling, and cell searches.
It’s not as simple as avoiding the drug in its powdered form. Traces of fentanyl can be found in individuals who have vomited, and the drug remains dangerous even when mixed with bodily fluids. Adding to the potential danger for prison staff, any suspected drug may contain powerful opioids such as fentanyl. Therefore, handling illicit substances in any capacity is inherently hazardous.
Wearing the appropriate personal protection that is tested against fentanyl is essential for keeping your facility safe. Bob Barker Company has just introduced a revolutionary new glove designed specifically for these types of high-risk situations. The Microflex LifeStar™ EC gloves have been tested against fentanyl and gastric acid exposure. The double-dipped, dual color helps quickly identify if the glove has been compromised. The bright blue interior makes breaches more detectable and white exterior makes fluid and blood contact with glove more visible. This means your staff can have greater confidence they’ll be protected in real-world fentanyl exposure situations.
- High risk protection with excellent comfort
- No permeation of Fentanyl or gastric acid when exposed up to 240 minutes
- Dual color helps to identify if a glove has been compromised
- Superior comfort and tactility enables users to complete tasks with ease while reducing risks
- Non-stick formulations eliminates sticking to adhesives
- Fewer defects ensures an extraordinary level of protection
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