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How To Properly Handle A Chemotherapy Spill

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/24/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits, PPE, chemotherapy spill

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Many healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, will eventually experience a spill of some chemotherapy drug at that facility. Healthcare facilities are required to have chemotherapy spill kits in case of any chemotherapy drugs that spill. Chemotherapy drugs are considered any agent or drug, excluding hormonal agents, that are intended to kill malignancies. When these chemotherapy drugs spill, they can be very harmful to people as there is no chemotherapy drug which has any safe limit for drug exposure, except for patients receiving these as treatment, which still has harmful effects on the patient. These chemotherapy drugs can affect people in 4 different ways: inhalation, ingestion, injection, or absorption.

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The Many Safetec Spill Kits

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/22/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits

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It’s happened to us all at some point, whether it’s a tipped glass of wine or a non-house trained dog. Spills occur at home; they’re an everyday part of life. Spills also happen in professional occupational health and health care settings; these can be much more serious. These spills can contain hazardous materials that need to be quarantined and neutralized immediately. Luckily, Safetec has a few compliant spill kits that make cleaning up a toxic mess a breeze. In this post, I will describe the Safetec Universal Precaution, National Standard, EZ Cleans Plus and EZ Personal Protection Kits.

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Spill Control Solidifier Solutions

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/20/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits, Solidifier

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Safetec recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, and it’s important to look back at the products that were there since the beginning, Safetec’s Fluid control solidifiers. When it comes to disposing of spills, it is paramount that they are solidified before removal. A non-solid spill causes a severe risk of cross-contamination. In a hospital or healthcare environment these spills can contain harmful bacteria, so the cross-contamination risk becomes even more severe. Thankfully, Safetec has three fluid control solidifiers perfect for your needs.

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Be Cautious With Formaldehyde Spills

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/26/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits

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Many people aren’t familiar with the chemical Formaldehyde. In its original state Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that is incredibly toxic to humans. However, in most practical situations Formaldehyde is diluted to formulate Formalin solutions. Formalin is used to disinfect surfaces, preserve cadavers, and add longevity to furnishings. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you come into contact with Formaldehyde or other Formalin fluids.

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Cytotoxic Spills and How to Handle Them

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/15/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits

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In the healthcare world, dealing with cancer is an unfortunate, but standard practice. To combat this deadly disease cytotoxic drugs are used. These drugs prevent the replication and growth of cells to resist the rapid development of cancerous cells, Rheumatoid-Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis. These drugs are difficult to control once inside the human body and can cause numerous side effects. It’s clear these drugs are aggressive inside the human body, so what happens if a spill occurs in a lab environment?

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Accidents Happen, Make Sure You Are Prepared

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/3/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits

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Accidents happen, it’s simply a fact of life. Every day healthcare workers throughout the world come in contact with hazardous fluid spills and can be in immediate danger without the proper protection. Gone are the days of the mop and bucket, now personal protection equipment and compliant spill cleanup kits are the standard for healthcare professionals.

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Are You Prepared If A Blood Spill Occurs?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/23/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Spill Kits, Universal Precaution

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It is a perfectly normal day in the office. Everything seems to be going right. Orders are going out the door on time, there have been no customer complaints in a few weeks and the staff is looking forward to great weather this weekend. 

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Why Do You Need Blood Spill Kits?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/29/16 4:25 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Spill Kits

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What is the harm of a little bit of blood getting on the floor? There could be a lot of harm actually. Blood and all bodily fluids can carry blood borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. This is why you need a blood spill kit.

When you go into a hospital or a doctor’s office what do you notice almost immediately? Hopefully it is the cleanliness of the facility. Healthcare workers wear gloves, masks, wash their hands and disinfect surfaces after each patient is seen.

The problem with blood, is that even the smallest cut can produce a good amount of blood; especially if the patient is older or on blood thinners. Cue the spill kits to take care of any spills. It is a good investment, even if you are not a healthcare facility to have a blood spill kit on hand.

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Choose Red Z For Spill Control [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/26/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Red Z, Safetec Products, Spill Kits

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We have laid out the simple facts why you should choose Red Z for your spill control needs. Whether you need it for the Emergency Room, School, Military, or Ambulance - Safetec of America's Red Z is the solution for you.

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How to Cleanup Blood Spills as per OSHA

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/12/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Spill Kits

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Does your company want to make absolutely sure that they are being compliant with OSHA around the clock? Blood spills can happen in a moment’s notice in a hospital or other healthcare facility. We will walk you through the exact steps to take to cleanup blood spills the next time one happens.

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