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How To Prevent Healthcare Acquired Infections - ISSA Video

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/19/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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Hospitals and other medical facilities face a seemingly constant battle against healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). These are infections that come either from the health care itself, from caregivers, or from tubes that enter the body. One of the main contributors to the spread of germs is hard surfaces. Beatrix Babcock from the HCI Consulting Group stated that "At least 12% of all hospital infections are caused by hard surfaces" (Babcock www.issa.com ).

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What Is The Difference Between Red Z & Green-Z?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/17/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Solidifier

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Both Red Z and Green-Z solidify potentially infectious blood and body fluid spills. They are both fast-acting and easy to use, they both eliminate splashing by solidifying and turning spills into semi-solid (gel) mass, and they both are cost effective cleanup solutions. To use these products wear appropriate protective clothing.

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What Are The Correct Steps To Disinfect A Surface?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/12/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Disinfectant, Cleaning

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What are the correct steps to take when disinfecting a surface? There are many questions to ask yourself about this process, and Mickey Crowe from CleanLink lists them out when answering a writer when he states, “What surface are you cleaning and disinfecting? Is it a touch point that may not evidence apparent soils, yet need to be cleaned first? Is the disinfectant a "cleaner/disinfectant" that is designed to perform both functions in one application? What is the recommended dwell time for the product to be effective? What does the label direct the worker to do? Does the disinfectant need to be removed after prescribed dwell time (example: toilet seat)? Is there a way of testing for contamination after the area has been cleaned/disinfected to verify efficacy? How was the worker trained and is he/she supervised closely enough to verify they are following prescribed guidance?”(Crowe www.cleanlink.com ).

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Did You Get Your Flu Shot Last Year?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/10/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Influenza Season

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Last year was one of the worst flu seasons in years with thousands of Americans dying from influenza or pneumonia. 100 years ago was the pandemic of 1918 and it claimed the lives of 670,000 American men, women, and children and as many as 50 to 100 million people worldwide. Due to this deadly outbreak, medical researchers learned the importance of getting vaccinated.

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100 Year Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/5/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Influenza Season

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One hundred years ago the most severe pandemic in recent history swept the nation, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. This pandemic led to the death of 50 million people worldwide and 675,000 Americans. It was caused by an H1N1 virus, and the location of its origin is still unknown to this day. It is estimated that 1/3 of the world's population became infected with this virus. Mortality was high in a range of toddlers younger than five years old, people from the age range of 20-40 years old, and the elderly who were 65 years old or older. As CDC claims, "The high mortality rate in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic” (www.cdc.gov ). With no vaccines and no antibiotics to protect against influenza back in 1918, this pandemic became catastrophic. 

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September is National Preparedness Month, Be Prepared

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/3/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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How many times have you heard the expression “Better to be safe than sorry”? This phrase is often used when preparing for something, whether it’s a vacation or an incoming emergency. During September, learning the importance of preparedness is crucial. Being prepared for every situation allows you to ride out the most severe crises without putting your family or employees at risk.

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The Perfect Promotional Products

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/29/18 10:30 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Promotional Kits

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Are you looking for a way to get your company’s name known? Safetec of America, Inc. has a wide variety of products that can be private labeled with your company’s logo on it. By doing so, not only are you getting your name out there, you are providing your customers with products that can help them avoid illness and infection. This tells them that you care and enables you to build a positive reputation for yourself.

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How To Prevent Illness in Schools

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/22/18 10:30 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Flu Prevention, Infection Prevention, Cold and Flu

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There are a couple of different strategies we can take to keep students and teachers healthy during the school year. These strategies may include frequent hand washing, proper vaccination, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are commonly touched by everyone. By staying healthy, you are staying productive and engaged throughout the school year.

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How Can You Make A Phone Screen Look Brand New?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/20/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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It is correct to say that the cell phone has revolutionized the way the world communicates. However, you should be aware that it has also transformed the spread of germs and disease. In fact, your hand is the biggest culprit when it comes to putting filth on your phone.

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Safetec is GMP Certified!

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Standards & Compliance

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For years Safetec has been manufacturing top quality first-aid, infection control and compliance products for over twenty-five years. Located in Buffalo, New York, our products are American made and are compliant with OSHA and EPA regulations. Recently, Safetec has also acquired their GMP or Good Manufacturing Practices certification after being audited by UL.

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