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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.

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Thinking Back, Looking Forward

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/11/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safetec News

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It's been just over a year since we first heard of a virus sweeping through a country on the other side of the globe. It didn't take long for COVID-19 to land right in our back yards, causing a public health emergency most of us have never experienced. It's been a painful time in our world's history and continues to be an evolving crisis. While the pandemic has forced many people to learn a new vocabulary, it's also brought new meaning to old terms like "infection control."

As an infection control, first aid and OTC manufacturer for nearly 30 years, the Safetec team valued their role in the fight against COVID-19 and faced challenges head on with determination, compassion and resilience. As our business saw an immediate heightened demand in our infection control and hand hygiene product lines, Safetec made significant investments in the future.
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What we know about COVID-19 Variants

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/4/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention

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Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/21/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention

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What can we expect from 2021?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/14/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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What is the Swiss Cheese Model of Infection Prevention?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/7/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us several painful lessons. As of December 2020, the United States is experiencing more than 200,000 cases per day and a new high of 3,000 deaths per day. Initial vaccine deployments are underway, but this is a pivotal time as we move through the current surge. There is still a critical need for infection prevention methods against COVID-19.

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Can COVID-19 Precautions Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Cold and Flu, COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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It's been over 100 years since the last major pandemic swept the world, forcing protective measures and human behavior changes to curb the spread. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring tragedy and changes to our everyday lives. 

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FDA approved! EPA registered! What does it all mean?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/10/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in CDC, FDA, EPA

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FDA approved! EPA registered!

You've probably come across these declarations within the last few months as the COVID-19 guidelines called for increased hand hygiene and disinfection. Sure, throwing around the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or EPA's (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) weight makes products seem safe and effective, but what is each agency responsible for, and what do their regulations and approvals mean? 

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Learning from Past Pandemics & Outbreaks

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/3/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe in recent history, it isn't the first pandemic, and it will not likely be the last. All pandemics and epidemics leave some imprint on human behavior; COVID-19 is no exception. While we take lessons from past pandemics, the one lesson to carry into the future will be preparing for future outbreaks.

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How filthy is your phone?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/19/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safetec Products & Private Label, Infection Control & Prevention

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Be honest, how often do you clean your phone screen and case?

With COVID-19 still surging worldwide, increased attention has been placed on preventative actions, such as handwashing, cleaning commonly touched surfaces, wearing a facemask, and staying home when sick.

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