Back To Work & School Safety Essentials
As we all prepare to go back to school and work environments, we all need to be thinking of ways to protect ourselves and each other. From going back into a busy office to sending our kids into the jungles that are schools, we hope our list of essentials will help make this transition a little easier and a lot safer.
Protecting Yourself And Others!
As we move to Stage 3 of reopening, more people are returning to work, reconnecting, moving around the city and using public transit. This is making physical distancing more challenging, or nearing impossible. The risk of spreading COVID-19 is greater indoors as there is less air flow and ventilation, more crowding, and a greater chance of touching surfaces that have been contaminated by respiratory droplets.
Wearing masks or face coverings indoors helps us keep our respiratory droplets to ourselves to prevent spreading germs to others. There is evidence that cloth masks can reduce the spread of respiratory droplets into the air and landing on surfaces. Jurisdictions that have legislated mandatory masks have seen a decrease in new COVID-19 cases.
The use of masks/face coverings is non-invasive, inexpensive, and can help save lives. Masks may also serve as a visual reminder to everyone that we need to be vigilant and continue to maintain physical distance.
Masks are tricky and there are different types of masks that serve different purposes, from daily disposable masks to reusable fabric masks with pockets designed to fit disposable carbon filters.
Hand Hygiene On The Go
Hand hygiene refers to removing or killing microorganisms (germs) on the hands that have been picked up from contact with an infected person, contaminated surfaces or the environment. When performed correctly, hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and infections. Hand hygiene is performed either by using soap and running warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If you’re using it right, you’ll be going through a fair amount of hand sanitizer. To help you with this, we’ve bundled small containers that are meant to help protect you on the go with our 1 Gallon containers so that you won’t have to worry about running out.
Peace Of Mind Disinfecting
Keeping your hands free of germs is always easier when you’re regularly making sure that the surfaces you come in contact with are kept clean. There are a lot of options when it comes to disinfectants and each one serves a different purpose. Traditional sprays and wipes do an excellent job at killing bacteria found on counters, desks and more, but they aren’t particularly effective when it comes to items like clothing or technology, both of which surround us.
One item we’re excited to carry is the CleanPod UVC Sterilizer. CleanPod is an essential tool in protecting yourself against the invisible germs lurking on all the objects you touch at home or outside. With a press of a button, a high-energy beam of UVC (ultraviolet C) light is emitted from the specialized LEDs, effectively sanitizing surfaces without the use of chemicals. In 30 seconds, UVC light can kill up to 99.9% of germs that get in its way. It’s small and lightweight, so you can take it everywhere with you.
It’s Worth The Investment
The 3 early indicators of COVID-19 are fatigue, cough and fever. If you don’t yet have a quality thermometer, get one. Infrared thermometers are a quick, accurate and non-contact way to measure a person’s temperature.