What Does EPA Registered Disinfectant Mean?

When choosing cleaning products, one of the first steps is understanding the differences between cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants. If your goal is to eliminate both bacteria and viruses, you need a disinfectant. However, regardless of the product you choose, it needs to be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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New Standards of Sanitation to Consider Post-COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people developed a newfound awareness of how disease spreads. There is now a better overall understanding of why it’s important to maintain good sanitation standards, especially in public or shared spaces. Although COVID-19 restrictions have loosened as vaccines roll out, there are some best practices we should continue to implement post-pandemic. 

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Understanding the Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

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Returning Back to Work Safely

With more people returning to work as vaccines become readily available, it’s important that employers put measures in place to protect employee health. Employees want to feel confident that they are entering a safe workspace, and employers want to minimize risk as much as possible. Businesses can start by following CDC guidelines and implementing these tips.

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6 Reasons Why Biofilm Removal Is Difficult to Manage

Bacteria and other pathogens are a constant challenge in many industries, especially food processing. Without treatment, these threats will continue to reproduce and can present health and safety risks to occupants and consumers, impact operational efficiency, and potentially damage the integrity of a brand. 

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Returning to Sports Safely After COVID-19

As we gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads and more people get vaccinated, the world is gradually returning to pre-pandemic activities, including sports at all ages and levels. Of course, returning to sports safely—for athletes, spectators, broadcasters, and venue employees—is a high priority. The more venue owners and team managers can do to maintain a clean environment, the safer everybody will be. 

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4 Steps to Ensure Safe Firefighter Decontamination After a Fire

Firefighters encounter many known and obvious health risks—smoke inhalation, burns, and so on—but they also face an invisible threat. Exposure to carcinogens at the fireground is a serious health risk that is only recently being addressed in the industry. The results of a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study that linked firefighting with higher risk of cancer have sparked much-needed discussion of this issue. 

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Are You Following These Essential Fire Service Decontamination Procedures?

The carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to present a serious health risk. A NIOSH study found that firefighters had a higher number of cancer diagnoses and related deaths. Because of this, researchers have recommended training and use of protective equipment during all stages of a fire to help reduce the health risks. 

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[Infographic] The D7 Difference

SARS-CoV-2 can be difficult to combat, because it is almost always surrounded by bodily fluids (nasal mucus, saliva, fecal matter) and is protected by a lipid envelope that is made up of organic materials. Compared to most other disinfectants, D7 is proven to achieve a higher reduction in microorganisms without possessing highly toxic or corrosive properties.* It cuts through the bodily fluids, soil/organic material, and lipid envelope to actually reach and destroy the virus.

In this infographic, you'll learn more about the efficacy and versatility of D7.

*see label for specific use instructions.

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Quality Assurance in Food Processing: Four Strategies to Implement Today

Quality assurance in food processing requires a team effort led by a qualified FSQA manager. The details of cleaning and sanitation are important, but they are just part of the larger picture. Being strategic about your approach to quality assurance will help prevent costly recalls, reduce production downtime, and keep employees engaged. 

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