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Megan Malke

Megan Malke
As the Digital Marketing Strategist, Megan works on developing and executing programs to improve Safetec's online engagement and user experience. In her off time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family.

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Preparing a Spill Response

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/15/20 9:40 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Spill Kits

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No matter how much we try to avoid them, spills happen- and they can happen in any facility or business. While some small spills might be easy to clean up, other substances could be dangerous to humans or the environment. We all hope we never need it, but spill preparedness can save lives and prevent injury or illness.

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A vaccine will help fight but not end the COVID-19 Pandemic

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/8/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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As COVID-19 infections nearly reach 8 million in the United States, many wonder when life will get back to normal. Most Americans are hinging the return to normalcy on a COVID-19 vaccine being available by early 2021.

Scientists worldwide are working in o verdrive on potential treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 with global infections reaching 32 million. While having a safe vaccine by early
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Diversity and Inclusion at Safetec

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/1/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in diversity

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One of our proudest accomplishments is the diverse team we have today. At Safetec, we not only encourage you to be yourself, but we also celebrate our differences. Our culture at Safetec is about having a safe and welcoming environment where people feel comfortable to do their best work. We often refer to our employees as the heart of Safetec, and you can feel it beating when you step into our facilities.

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Choosing the right disinfectant

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/24/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Control, Disinfectant

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Disinfectant is having its moment in the spotlight, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining a clean facility and home is now essential. With the increased emphasis on disinfected surfaces comes increased misinformation and misconceptions. Purchasing a disinfectant can be challenging as the list of active ingredients are lengthy and often difficult to understand.

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Fall into healthy habits

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/17/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Control, Staying Healthy, COVID-19

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The air is getting colder; the leaves are changing color; the faint smell of pumpkin spice is in the air.

Fall is practically here! But unlike autumns past, safety in the Fall of 2020 will have less to do with witches, ghosts, and ghouls and more to do with an invisible threat: COVID-19, the flu, and the common cold (oh my!). Since Fall is a time of transition, now is the perfect time to transform into a creature of habit and fall into patterns that keep you safe and healthy through all four seasons.

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How far can a sneeze travel

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/10/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Control, Health

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"Bless you!"

It's so ingrained in us to offer this common courtesy after a sneeze, that we rarely think about the impact a person's sneeze can have on our health. Here's the disgusting truth about sneezing and coughing: contagious germs can spread further and faster than you think.

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September is National Preparedness Month

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/3/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safety, Health, Preparedness

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The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on how unprepared for disasters we are as a country, business owners, and individuals. From pandemics to hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, chemical spills, house fires, and beyond, do not get caught unprepared. September is National Preparedness Month, and honestly, this could not come at a more relevant time.

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Here we grow again!

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/21/20 11:23 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safetec Products

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Safetec started in 1992 with just one product, a medical liquid waste solidifier to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, mainly HIV. Since then, Safetec has grown steadily, not only in our product catalog but also in size. Thanks in part to customer-driven new product development and the ever-increasing need for infection control products, we are growing again!

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Tackling Hand Hygiene in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/20/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Control, Hand Hygiene, COVID-19

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America is five months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, by now, you should be practicing proper hand hygiene, retired the handshake (at least for now) and have the art of adequate disinfection near perfected. Most of us returned to work as stores and restaurants open, sports resumes, and gather in larger groups. These activities increase the chance of harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses like SARS-CoV-2 that cause COVID-19, taking up residence on your hands.

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The new standard in cleanliness

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/13/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Control, COVID-19

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The rapid growth of COVID-19 from an outbreak to a global pandemic showed how quickly a virus could spread. While we've since learned that COVID-19 is transferred mostly through person-to-person transmission, other underlying causes have played a role. Poor hand hygiene, inadequate cleaning of contaminated surfaces, and travel also factored into the increased surge of COVID-19 cases everywhere

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