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DOT CFR49 and UN3373 Compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/11/18 8:45 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in Standards & Compliance

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Two different regulations were made as a guide for the rules that need to be followed when working with hazardous materials to ensure that biological and infectious substances are appropriately handled and shipped safely. As part Title 49, the Department of Transport (DOT CFR49), was made to issue some requirements that shippers of these materials need to follow. Section 137 goes explicitly into details about the different packaging methods in regards to various modes of transportation, the different specifications and the responsibilities of the shippers. UN3373 Category B packaging regulations were also made to individually handle biological and infectious substances, which goes together with the CFR 49 requirements. This packaging needs to include the container to hold the material, a material that is wrapped around the container in case of spills, and an outer packaging container for it to be transported in.
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All Patients Deserve Standard Precautions

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/26/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Standards & Compliance

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These standard precautions start with the caregivers and protect both the patient and themselves. These standard precautions are used to prevent infections and transmission of illness.

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Are You Compliant With ANSI / ISEA Z308.1- 2015 Standard?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/15/16 10:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in ANSI, ISEA, Standards & Compliance

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Look around your company and think about all of the standards that you have in place for your employees safety. Is that equipment expired? Are your kits half empty? Do you not have any kits at all? Safetec® is committed to providing your company with first aid components to assist in the compliance of the ANSI / ISEA Z308.1- 2015 standard, intended for use in a variety of workplaces. Here are the standards that we can help you comply with:

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