How to Prevent Illnesses in Schools Using Safetec Products

Posted on August 27 2018

For several years, Safetec has been manufacturing top quality first aid, infection control, and compliance products for over 25 years. Located in Buffalo, NY, Safetec products are American made, and are compliant with OSHA and EPA regulations. Recently, Safetec acquired their Good Manufacturing Practices certification, of GMP, and Mountainside Medical is proud to carry an abundance of Safetec products for our customers!

With many children starting a new school year today, health remains a huge priority among children and teachers in the classroom. There are a few different ways to ensure that the children and teachers remain healthy throughout the school year, such as: washing their hands properly, remaining up to date on vaccinations, and focusing on the importance of cleaning and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces.

According to the CDC, 40 percent of children ages 5-17 years missed three or more school days in the last year. 22 million school days are missed due to the common cold alone, and 38 million school days are missed due to the flu.

To protect and prevent the spread of germs in school, there are many actions that parents and school administration can take. For instance, if students and/or staff are sick, it is important to encourage them to stay home and to seek medical attention when necessary. It also would be beneficial to have a daily reminder regarding the spread of germs and illnesses and how to prevent them.

Safetec and Mountainside Medical know how imperative it is to carry an alcohol based hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes with them. Luckily, Safetec manufactures both of these products, and we are privileged enough to have them in stock!

Instant Hand Sanitizer - in a fresh and citrus scent - is designed to keep hands clean and prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and germs. Made to kill 99.99% of germs within 15 seconds, this gel-based liquid hand sanitizer also evaporates quickly, doesn't require rinsing, has a clean, fresh scent, and contains skin-soothing aloe.

The Safetec Instant Hand Sanitizer Packets with Aloe, also come in handy for when children are on the go! This product is a hand antiseptic that is designed to kill germs and bacteria on the skin when soap and water isn't readily available. Small, individual packets make it easy for infection control, and allows children to carry them in their pockets wherever they go. They are lightly scented, also enriched with aloe to moisturize, and are made for single use to reduce risk of cross contamination!

While these are highly recommended to use as disinfectant products in the classroom, Safetec also manufactures other products what are equally important to ensure a healthy school year! Mountainside Medial Equipment is also proud to carry these following products to help teachers, parents, and children protect themselves from colds, flu, and other viruses:

Safetec SaniWash Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap is designed to thoroughly clean hands, and provides users with a fresh scent after they're finished. It contains PCMX antimicrobial solution, as well as aloe vera to moisturize the skin. This too reduces the risk of cross-contamination, and meets APIC and OSHA hand washing standards.

 

Safetec SaniZide Plus Disinfectant Spray is a fast-acting disinfectant, cleaner, and deodorizer that is ideal for hard surfaces. Safetec SaniZide is alcohol free, non corrosive, and made to be effective against a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria. The quaternary ammonium compound formulation is EPA registered, helps with compliance of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, is convenient, non irritating and ready to use! SaniZide Plus Germicidal Solution is safe for use on: glass, porcelain, ceramic, metal, polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl, polyester, rubber, bakelite, and more.

It is important to disinfect any surface within minutes, and it is also important to adopt healthy practices and use of standard precautions while handling body fluids and excretions. Safetec's Red and Green Z Spill Control Solidifiers can be used in any facility to help clean up blood and body fluid spills safely, and properly. This ensures that the spread of potentially infectious material is prevented.

 

Safetec Red Z Can Z Solidifier Bottle is a non-toxic, crystal powder formula that solidifies and deodorizes liquid medical waste. It contains bloodborne pathogens in suction canisters by turning the liquid into a soft gel. Red Z Can Z Solidifier bottle can absorb up to 1500cc of fluid!

Safetec Green Z Fluid Solidifier 21 Gram Pouch is an easy to use, fast acting, powder solidifier that can clean up body fluids, as well as mercury and chemical spills. Green Z Solidifier can be used on any water based liquids and features an easy to pour packet. This product offers enhanced protection and easy clean up in the event of a potentially hazardous spill. Green Z is perfect for hospitals, labs, nursing homes, schools, and more! 

Safetec 17121 EZ Cleans Plus Body Fluid Clean Up Kit easily cleans up blood or body fluid spills. The Red Z Solidifier is included in the kit, and is ideal for use on potentially infectious spilled body fluids, such as: blood, urine, saliva, vomit, and feces. This Spill Clean Up Kit meets the National Standard for quick, easy clean up of body fluids. We know it is not a fun job to do, which is why having the correct supplies is crucial. The Complete Clean Up Kit includes:

- Red Z Solidifier 

- Clean Up Scoop & Scraper

- Pair of Vinyl Gloves 

- P.A.W.S. Antimicrobial Wipes 

- Disinfectant and Towel

- Red Biohazard Waste Bag

- Twist Tie

And, parents nor teachers need to worry about hazardous chemicals in this kit. The only component is the Red Z fluid solidifier, and is a non-toxic matrix.  

Remember, parents and teachers can assist children in helping to avoid the spread of germs by teaching them all about proper hygiene skills. For example, how to properly wash their hands, how to cover their mouths when they are coughing or sneezing, and how to carry tissues with them at all times. 

Discover these and all of our Safetec Products - including the Safetec First Aid Products -  by visiting our website at www.mountainside-medical.com, or by simply calling 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our support specialists!