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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 EPA, FDA

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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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OSHA vs EPA; The Jurisdiction of Two Compliance Titans

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in OSHA, Compliance, EPA

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In the modern workplace, proper cleanliness and sanitation are vital to making sure that disease doesn’t spread. However, in the healthcare world keeping your facility disease free isn’t nearly as easy. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Health Safety Administration regularly update strict guidelines for facility sanitation and the production of sanitation products. These major players are responsible for updating the compliance regulations on businesses and public health in general.

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