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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

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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4 Summer Workplace Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/6/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Worker Safety

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Summer has finally arrived and so has the heat. For many regions of the U.S. this also means warmer than usual temperatures (especially here in Buffalo).  For those that are working outside this summer there are many precautions that should be taken by employers as well as employees to remain safe this summer. 

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All Patients Deserve Standard Precautions

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/26/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Standards & Compliance

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These standard precautions start with the caregivers and protect both the patient and themselves. These standard precautions are used to prevent infections and transmission of illness.

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Preparing For Summer Travel

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/20/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Travel

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The CDC is constantly providing the latest information for alerts when traveling locally or abroad. Whether you are trying to avoid the zika virus or other nasty bugs, be prepared this summer by utilizing this great resource provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Summertime First Aid & Skin Care Essentials

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/15/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Safetec Products, First Aid, Skin Care

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All across the US, the warmer weather is beginning to arrive. With the joy that warm weather brings, we would hate to see you get burned.

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How Do Dirty Hands Spread Germs?

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/8/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Hygiene, Germs

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Flu season may run from October to April each year; but germs have no season. They can be found nearly anywhere at any time.

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How To Safely Apply Insect Repellent

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/6/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Safetec Products, Zika

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Applying insect repellent seems fairly simple: spray everything and you are done, right? Wrong!

If this sounds farmiliar, and this is the method you have been using for the last 20+ years, you may need to make some adjustments. 

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Infection Control Problems In Nursing Homes

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/2/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Infection Prevention

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In one facility, 59% of its residents tested positive for a bacterial infection. Yes, you read that right, more than half of the residents in a nursing home had an infection. A "significant presence" of multidrug-resistant bacteria, like E. coli, has been discovered among a quarter of nursing home residents, says a new study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 8)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/31/17 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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