09/26/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

Compliance Officers and Workplace Safety

Compliance is “the act or process of complying to a desire, demand, proposal, or regimen” or “coercion conformity in fulfilling official requirements.” But what does that mean for the workplace? OSHA regulations are implemented to help reduce…
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10/14/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

How to Clean Up Blood

It’s inevitable; accidents happen, and you may need to manage a situation that requires careful attention- like the cleanup of bodily fluids. One of the most potentially hazardous substances to clean up is blood. Accidents…
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03/11/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Common Bloodborne Pathogen Misconceptions

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07/16/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

OSHA’s six workplace hazards (and how to prepare for them) 2024

If you look around your workspace or facility, you will probably notice various hazards and safety risks. Identifying all the hazards in your facility might feel overwhelming. We get it. That’s why we created a…
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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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07/31/19 By Safetec

Definitions of Hazardous Drugs: Part 1

With many types of drugs used in healthcare, there are various classes of drugs which are used, and some of these can be considered hazardous drugs. There is no safe level of exposure for anyone…
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04/17/19 By Safetec

Top 5 Infection Control Mistakes: Part 1

When visiting a healthcare facility one usually trusts the healthcare professionals to care for them to the best of their ability. You may not consider the fact that even though they are professionals, they still…
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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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11/05/18 By Safetec

Solidifiers for Blood Spills

If you work in a hospital, or anywhere surgeries are performed, you should be aware of the dangers a blood spill can pose. Human blood can contain dangerous pathogens that have to be disinfected and…
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11/01/18 By Safetec

How Can Safetec Protect You From Bloodborne Pathogens?

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and…
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10/08/18 By Safetec

Employee Safety During The Winter

The most significant risk for your employees during the winter is due to Hypothermia which is abnormally low core body temperature, and that occurs when cold temperatures cause the body to lose heat faster than…
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09/24/18 By Safetec

Health & Safety Rights of Employees in the Workplace

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you…
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