Infection Control & First Aid Blog

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.

Recent Posts

Fighting infection risks with solidifier

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/21/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Red Z, Green-Z, Healthcare-associated infections, Operating Room Efficiency

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The field of infection control never stays static for too long. New threats are sure to emerge, new guidelines, technology advances, and revised protocol continues to further the field. Fluid medical waste safety hasn’t exactly been at the forefront of infection control in recent years …except for here at Safetec, where we continue to develop and manufacture variations of fluid medical waste solidifier.

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Elevate safety culture with off-the-job safety programs

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/14/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safety, Worker Safety, Travel, Health, Personal Care, Promotional Kits, Private Label, occupational health & safety

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By now, almost all organizations should have a safety program in place to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. While these procedures look good on paper, if they are not integrated into daily operations and consistently reinforced, then they are likely to be ineffective. How can an organization keep safety top of mind? By developing a safety culture.

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Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/7/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in OSHA, Workplace Injuries, Standards & Compliance, Compliance, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Worker Safety, Universal Precaution, Healthcare-associated infections, Health, Cleaning, Hepatitis A, Disease, Schools, HIV

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It’s easy enough to determine the potential exposure in a healthcare or laboratory setting. While it’s unlikely that exposure to blood occurs regularly in a non-healthcare setting, there is still a potential for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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COVID-19 Cleaning: Do’s and Don'ts of Surface Disinfecting

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/30/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Infection Prevention, Disinfectant, Surface, Germs, Health, Cleaning, Virus, SaniZide Pro 1, Coronavirus, Wuhan Coronavirus, COVID-19

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As we continue to face the global Coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves taking the task of cleaning and disinfecting to new heights. With good reason, COVID-19 is easily transmissible through touching infected surfaces in addition to human-to-human transmission.

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Stop! Have you washed your hands today?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/23/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Staying Healthy, Hand Sanitizer, Infection Prevention, Cold and Flu, Hand Hygiene, Germs, Personal Care, Virus, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Hands down! When it comes to fighting the spread of illness, hand washing is the most important thing you can do to keep you and your family safe.  It's a simple enough concept, but did you know there is a wrong way to do it?  There’s no better time than the present to brush up on how and when to wash your hands.

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How to make your office safer during and after COVID-19

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/15/20 3:13 PM / by Megan Malke posted in Pandemic, Hand Sanitizer, Safety, Cold and Flu, Norovirus, Disinfectant, Surface, Germs, Health, Cleaning, Device Wipe, SaniZide Pro 1, Coronavirus, Wuhan Coronavirus, COVID-19

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As the ultimate champions of a safe and healthy workplace, Safetec wants to help everyone stay healthy in the office. Whether you are currently in an office environment or preparing to reopen, let’s cover the basics of maintaining a sanitary workspace during COVID-19 and beyond.

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