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Jill Tilton

Jill Tilton
As the Digital Marketing Strategist, Jill works on strengthening the Safetec website and brand. She optimizes the website to its peak potential and suggests different marketing techniques to bring in qualified leads to the sales team. She also works with online marketplaces such as Amazon, ESP, and ThomasNet to generate additional revenue. In her off time, Jill enjoys spending time with her family.

Recent Posts

Is the Flu Contagious Through the Air?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/1/18 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Influenza Season, Flu Prevention, Cold and Flu

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The flu virus is known to spread through coughing, sneezing, and touching surfaces. But new research from the University of Maryland in College Park shows something new. People with the flu can spread the virus into the air around them just by breathing. Their research shows those who are infected with the virus generate tiny droplets that stay suspended within the air for a long time. This is true even when they aren't coughing or sneezing and happens the most within the first few days of illness.

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Safetec's Favorite Holiday Traditions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/19/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton

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Happy Holidays!

We wanted to share some of our favorite holiday traditions with you.
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Sending You Warm Thoughts This Thanksgiving

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/21/17 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We wanted to share with you what our team is thankful for this year.

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Announcing: New Safetec Red Z and Green-Z Drop-In Pacs

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/7/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Drop-In Pacs, New Products

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Now with Advanced Self-Dissolving Paper Technology

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Occupational Exposure- Healthy Lung Month (October)

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/11/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Healthy Lung Month

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We all know how important it is to maintain a clean, healthy, and compliant work environment, so in support of National Healthy Lung Month (HLM), we are going to focus on workplace air quality. Occupational exposure to common and potentially hazardous airborne debris or bacterial contaminants can have a big impact on an employee's immediate and long term health. Varying based on the occupation, prolonged exposure to toxic air can be hazardous to laborers in both high and low concentrations. Common industrial gases and toxic dusts can cause damage to the lungs, resulting in serious conditions, cancers, and even death. So to help those most at risk, we are sharing common air pollutants based on specific occupations.

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Do You Feel Comfortable Discussing Hand Hygiene?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/11/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Hygiene

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Sometimes when you bring up concerns of hygiene, it may be taken as a criticism. This feeling can be the same amongst coworkers, family members, and everyone alike. If your hospital, care facility, or even your industry stays away from discussing hygiene issues - you could be letting the germs get a free pass.

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What is the Difference Between Pandemic Flu and Seasonal Flu?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Influenza Season, Flu Prevention

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We know and accept that germs are spread each and every place that we go. Those germs that cause the flu are even more apparent from October to May. There is however a difference year after year in how many people are affected by the virus. 

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How Can I Stay Healthy If I Don’t Get The Flu Shot?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/22/17 8:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Influenza Season, Cold and Flu

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Although most doctors recommend that everyone must get the flu vaccination, that is not always the case. In a study completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 40% of people in the United States get the flu shot. Even if someone doesn’t get the vaccine every year, there are plenty of other ways to protect yourself from catching the virus.

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Fungal Disease Awareness Week

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Disinfectant

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August 14–18, 2017, is the first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment.

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Hand Washing Is Not Equally Available For All

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/10/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene

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Handwashing prevents childhood illness, but most families in low-income countries lack soap at home.

Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing, study finds

Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.

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