First Aid

02/08/23 By Dana Szymkowiak

Product Spotlight: Safetec Wipes & Towelettes

Whether you’re cleaning your screen, wiping the dirt and grime from your hands, or tending to your mosquito bite for relief – Safetec’s got a full line of specialty, personal care, first aid, and hand…
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03/21/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

Product Spotlight: Antibiotic Ointments

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. As a barrier, skin prevents harmful bacteria from entering the body. When the skin is damaged, there is an increased risk of infection due to…
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09/30/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Private Label First Aid Sprays

Total retail sales in the US for private label products hit $5.47 trillion in 2019 and are projected to hit $5.94 trillion in 2024, according to data from Statista. Considering almost every retail store has a…
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08/05/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Bug Bites and Stings: What Should You Do?

You’re outside, you’re swatting, but your body heat and the carbon dioxide in your breath lures mosquitoes, gnats, and other biting critters toward you. An insect lands and starts probing for a thin-skinned area, ideally…
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07/08/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Do you know your OTCs? Part 2

As we covered in Part 1, no matter how careful you are, minor injuries or irritations are bound to happen. Cuts, scrapes, and burns don’t just hurt. These minor injuries can turn into bigger problems…
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07/01/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Do you know your OTCs? Part 1

No matter how careful you are, minor injuries or irritations are bound to happen. When they do, you reach for the nearest ointment, cream, or gel. Different types of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines protect skin and…
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07/30/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Five basic first aid treatments for common injuries

Ah, the lazy days of summer, sitting poolside, hiking, biking, sunshine, bonfires, grilling, fireworks, playgrounds, and playdates. With an increase in outdoor activities, comes an increase in injuries. While minor injuries usually do not require…
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07/09/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Are You prepared for a medical emergency?

According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds, a workplace injury occurs. Is your facility correctly prepared to handle a workplace injury? Do you have a first aid kit? If so, do your employees…
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05/28/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Give your first aid kit check up

With summer finally in sight and business starting to reopen, now is the best time to give your first aid kit a checkup. Minor injuries haven’t exactly been top of mind amid the Coronavirus Pandemic,…
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05/07/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

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…
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06/19/19 By Safetec

The Differences Between Antibiotics and Painkillers

Antibiotics and painkillers are both frequently prescribed medications, but both have very different actions to achieve their goals of helping the person to feel better during the course of the infection.
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11/14/18 By Safetec

The Effective and Ineffective Use of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used correctly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body’s natural defenses can usually take it from there. However, they…
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