Infection Control & Prevention

12/03/20 By Megan Malke

Learning from Past Pandemics & Outbreaks

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe in recent history, it isn’t the first pandemic, and it will not likely be the last. All pandemics and epidemics leave some imprint on human behavior;…
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11/19/20 By Megan Malke

How filthy is your phone?

  Be honest, how often do you clean your phone screen and case? With COVID-19 still surging worldwide, increased attention has been placed on preventative actions, such as handwashing, cleaning commonly touched surfaces, wearing a…
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09/24/20 By Megan Malke

Choosing the right disinfectant

Disinfectant is having its moment in the spotlight, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining a clean facility and home is now essential. With the increased emphasis on disinfected surfaces comes increased misinformation and…
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09/17/20 By Megan Malke

Fall into healthy habits

The air is getting colder; the leaves are changing color; the faint smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Fall is practically here! But unlike autumns past, safety in the Fall this year will…
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09/10/20 By Megan Malke

How far can a sneeze travel

“Bless you!” It’s so ingrained in us to offer this common courtesy after a sneeze, that we rarely think about the impact a person’s sneeze can have on our health. Here’s the disgusting truth about…
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08/20/20 By Megan Malke

Tackling Hand Hygiene in the Workplace

America is five months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, by now, you should be practicing proper hand hygiene, retired the handshake (at least for now) and have the art of adequate disinfection near perfected. Most of us…
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08/13/20 By Megan Malke

The new standard in cleanliness

The rapid growth of COVID-19 from an outbreak to a global pandemic showed how quickly a virus could spread. While we’ve since learned that COVID-19 is transferred mostly through person-to-person transmission, other underlying causes have…
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08/06/20 By Megan Malke

Prepping for Back to School

In the midst of a global crisis, it is difficult to see a week into the future, but teachers, administrators, and parents are turning their attention to the fall. In the United States, most schools…
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06/25/20 By Megan Malke

What is infectious disease?

To fully appreciate the access to vaccines and understand the importance of infection control as we know it today, we need to take a trip back in time, to 1861, when Louis Pasteur published his…
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04/30/20 By Megan Malke

COVID-19 Cleaning: Do’s and Don’ts of Surface Disinfecting

As we continue to face the global Coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves taking the task of cleaning and disinfecting to new heights. With good reason, COVID-19 is transmissible through touching infected surfaces in addition to…
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04/23/20 By Megan Malke

Stop! Have you washed your hands today?

Hands down! When it comes to fighting the spread of illness, hand washing is the most important thing you can do to keep you and your family safe.  It’s a simple enough concept, but did…
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03/11/20 By Dan Miner

Buffalo-based company ramping up production of infection control products

Safetec of America is dealing with a significant increase in demand for its infection control products on the back of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The Buffalo-based company develops and manufactures a wide range of medical…
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