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DOT CFR49 and UN3373 Compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/11/18 8:45 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Standards & Compliance

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Two different regulations were made as a guide for the rules that need to be followed when working with hazardous materials to ensure that biological and infectious substances are appropriately handled and shipped safely. As part Title 49, the Department of Transport (DOT CFR49), was made to issue some requirements that shippers of these materials need to follow. Section 137 goes explicitly into details about the different packaging methods in regards to various modes of transportation, the different specifications and the responsibilities of the shippers. UN3373 Category B packaging regulations were also made to individually handle biological and infectious substances, which goes together with the CFR 49 requirements. This packaging needs to include the container to hold the material, a material that is wrapped around the container in case of spills, and an outer packaging container for it to be transported in.
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Should I use Soap and Water or Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean a Minor Wound?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/3/18 8:45 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in First Aid

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No matter the field that someone works in, it is prevalent for people to acquire some cuts or bruises throughout the day. These minor injuries could be just getting a paper cut on your hand or tripping and cutting your leg/foot. Although these are only small wounds that most people don’t pay too much attention to, is essential to clean them properly to prevent any infections from building.

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Who Is Considered High Risk During Flu Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/14/17 8:30 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Influenza Season, Flu Prevention, Cold and Flu

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Each year, flu season hits and it seems like everyone is getting sick at some point or another. While the general public gets mostly mild symptoms of illness and recovers quickly, others are not so lucky. For people 65 or above and children younger than 5 with weak immune defenses, they are at more of a risk for developing serious problems in combination with influenza. Some examples of these issues would be Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and both sinus and ear infections.

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How The Flu Opens The Door To Killer Bacteria

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/9/17 8:30 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Influenza Season, Flu Prevention

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Although it is rare that people die from getting the flu, it does happen, as Carey Goldberg talks about in her recent article she posted on wbur.org. People do not die from just the flu alone, but from what it brings on and how it affects our body. When people get sick, influenza weakens the immune system, which opens the door for other viruses to hit.

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The Most High Risk Jobs & Industries In The U.S.

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/31/17 9:00 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Workplace Injuries, Worker Safety

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Every year thousands of workers are either injured in accidents or become ill due to picking up diseases from their work place. In 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics made a list of the most dangerous job industries and states. The five most high-risk states for injuries or illnesses are Maine, Vermont, Washington, Montana, and Alaska. While the five lowest risk states are Louisiana, New York, Texas, Virginia, and South Carolina.

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Do You Have A Good Concept Of Cleaning?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/26/17 8:45 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in ISSA, Cleaning

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WSJK-FM radio had a segment on the misconceptions of cleaning and how people are missing some of the most important spots where bacteria can spread. Their host brought on the ISSA Executive Director of ARCSI or the Association of Residential Cleaning Services, Ernie Hartong. His company consists of cleaning industry specialists who want to develop the world’s most successful residential cleaning companies.

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25 Years of Protection (Video)

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/20/17 9:00 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in 25 Year Anniversary

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For 25 years, Safetec has been running as a team for countless days and nights as a company dedicated to health safety and effectiveness. Scott Weinstein, the CEO/President of Safetec states, “The key is to have great people and to satisfy our customers. That is what differentiates us and that is our success story.”

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Prepare For Norovirus With These Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/28/17 9:00 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Infection Prevention, Norovirus

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Norovirus is a group of viruses that are brought on when the food we eat or surfaces we touch are contaminated, lasting for about 1-3 days. Currently, there are six recognized norovirus genogroups. Three of the genogroups (GI, GII, and GIV) affect humans.

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