10/06/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

Everything You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Back in July, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly declared the current monkeypox outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). With the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, many wonder how…
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10/28/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

FDA Withdrawing Temporary Guidances for Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on October 12, 2021, that it intends to withdraw guidances initially issued in March 2020. The guidance outlined temporary policies for manufacturers that were not drug manufacturers…
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08/19/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Route to Safety: Back to School Supplies, Part 2

The unprecedented reality that struck schools around the country when COVID-19 swept across the U.S. has parents and school officials alike trying to determine what the fall of 2021 will bring. Reopening schools fully is…
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12/10/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

FDA approved! EPA registered! What does it all mean?

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)…
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04/10/19 By Safetec

OSHA vs EPA; The Jurisdiction of Two Compliance Titans

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…
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07/25/18 By Lindsey McCarthy

What Is The CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) to assist the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise…
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04/24/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Preparing for Spring Weather – CDC Recommendations

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04/12/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Zika Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies

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04/06/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

CDC Study Finds Flu Vaccine Saves Children’s Lives – CDC Press Release

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03/08/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Who is at Risk of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?

There are a number of professions that have associated risks of having exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The pathogens that get the most attention in these fields include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis…
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01/17/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Norovirus

Norovirus is one of those viruses that infects so many people each and every year. It is spread so quickly and easily that once you realize that it is out of control, it is nearly…
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01/04/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu

11 Recommended Cleaning & Disinfection Practices to Prevent the Spread of Colds and the Flu In 2014 ISSA put together an amazing guide titled Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu that is still incredibly…
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