Infection Control & First Aid Blog

The Cleaning Industry Post-Pandemic

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/22/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Cleaning & Disinfecting, Jan-San

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The past year has been challenging for all of us, but the future is finally looking a little brighter. With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and the CDC issuing new guidelines to open up businesses, schools, and larger venues, there is reason to believe that we are heading into better times or another "new normal."

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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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Misconceptions about disinfection

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/12/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting

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There is a ton of information swirling around about cleaning and disinfection best practices amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It's enough to make you dizzy! Furthermore, it's likely the surfaces in your home or facility are not as clean as you think they are.

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Choosing the right disinfectant

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

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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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The new standard in cleanliness

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

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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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Prepare for additional waves of COVID-19

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/4/20 9:05 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Cold and Flu, COVID-19, Cleaning & Disinfecting

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As summer approaches and most cities begin to reopen businesses, there is a shift in our collective spirits. While we are hoping to be on the other side of the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to prepare mentally and physically for a second wave. The biggest takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic: the importance of having your facility (and home) equipped with the correct health and safety supplies for any emergency. With no clear end in sight, it is important now more than ever that employers make emergency preparedness a critical part of everyday business.

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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, First Aid, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Jan-San, Spill Kits & Bloodborne Pathogens

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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 COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention, Germs & Bacteria

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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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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 Safety Culture, Cold and Flu, Hand Hygiene, COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting

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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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