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SaniZide Pro 1 - For Restaurants and JanSan Environments

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/9/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Disinfectant, SaniZide Pro 1

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When you visit a restaurant, gym, grocery store, school, or another JanSan facility, one of the first things most people notice is the cleanliness of the facility. A dirty restaurant, for example, can cause customers to walk out and leave negative reviews, or in severe cases, it can bring down the wrath of a health inspector. In addition to a dirty facility causing customer dissatisfaction, they can be breeding grounds for disease-causing microorganisms. Many JanSan businesses use disinfectants to keep their facilities pathogen-free after they clean the surfaces.  

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SaniZide Pro 1 Disinfectant Spray

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/2/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Disinfectant, Surface, SaniZide Pro 1

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Disinfecting is a significant part of maintaining a business in the healthcare, JanSan, food-service, or veterinary industry. Companies must understand the disinfecting options widely available on the market. Disinfectant products come in a variety of forms, but the most common are wipes and sprays. Safetec's options are ready to use and don’t require additional dilution methods, unlike some competitors options. Spray disinfectants are preferable in situations where general disinfection is necessary because the spray can cover a larger area than a wipe-down can. Additionally, sprays can be applied to previously cleaned surfaces without the need to perform any additional work, spray and keep the surface wet for the duration of the kill claim.

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SaniZide Pro 1 Surface Disinfectant Wipes

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/25/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Disinfectant, Surface, SaniZide Pro 1

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Disinfecting is a significant part of maintaining a business in the healthcare, JanSan, food-service, or veterinary industry. Companies must understand the disinfecting options widely available on the market. Disinfectant products come in a variety of forms, but the most common are wipes and sprays.

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Announcing Safetec's New 1-Minute Surface Disinfectant Wipe and Spray: SaniZide Pro 1

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/16/19 9:10 AM / by Safetec posted in Disinfectant, Surface, SaniZide Pro 1

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One Step, One Minute.

Safetec's SaniZide Pro 1 is a true 1-minute EPA Registered surface disinfectant that is effective
at killing 48 microorganisms.

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What Is More Effective: Hand Sanitizer or Hand Soap?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/4/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Hand Washing, Hand Sanitizer, Hand Hygiene

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Hand soap and hand sanitizer are often debated about which is the more effective option for people to use. According to nearly all studies found and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), using soap and water is the more effective option for people to use. Hand sanitizer serves its purpose, but more often, hand soap is the preferred option for people to use.

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What Can Happen If You Forget To Wash Your Hands?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Hand Washing, Staying Healthy, Hygiene, Flu Prevention, Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene

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Washing your hands is an essential part of daily routines that can help to keep you safer from potentially harmful microorganisms. There are a wide range of problems that could arise if you do not frequently and adequately wash your hands throughout the day. You could be setting yourself up for various types of illnesses, could be putting other people around you at risk, as well as potentially leading to antibiotic resistance.

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Everyday Items You Should Wash Your Hands After Touching

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/21/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene

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Washing your hands with soap and water is something many people may overlook throughout the day unless using a restroom or your hands are visibly dirty. Many things we will come in contact with are covered with all types of germs that could potentially be harmful to us and get us sick. Some of these are common sense that they would be covered with these germs, but we still choose to not wash our hands after using them oftentimes.

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Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Hand Sanitizers

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/14/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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The CDC issued a final rule for over the counter (OTC) hand sanitizers, that they are safe and effective for consumers with regular use of these. The CDC has said that certain active ingredients are not allowed to be in OTC hand sanitizers and any of these active ingredients would have to be considered topical consumer antiseptic rub products which are to be used without water. This final rule issued by the CDC is also intended to ensure the agency is up to date on safety and effectiveness evaluations and appropriately reflect current scientific knowledge.

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Definitions of Hazardous Drugs: Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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Healthcare workers involved in the preparation or administration of hazardous drugs require personal protection equipment, or PPE, to help prevent any of the drugs from getting on themselves, which will lead to many potential adverse effects. Some PPE which should be worn by anyone handling these hazardous drugs are NIOSH-certified respirators, gloves, full body covering gown, face and eye protection, hair covers, and shoe covers to help assure protection from exposure to these hazardous drugs. If the healthcare workers use this full kit to protect themselves while handling hazardous drugs, this will significantly decrease the risk of exposure to the hazardous drug.

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Definitions of Hazardous Drugs: Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/31/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Worker Safety, occupational health & safety

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With many types of drugs used in healthcare, there are various classes of drugs which are used, and some of these can be considered hazardous drugs. There is no safe level of exposure for anyone to these drugs, but they are used with some patients because the benefits of their administration are better than the negative results if not used.

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