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Pandemic Protection For Home, Work and Everywhere In Between.

With recent news stories focusing on the Ebola threat, all business owners should realize the likelihood of Ebola, or another pandemic outbreak. The CDC is currently following several pandemic risks, including Ebola and the Avian/H5N1 Flu.   

According to OSHA, a severe pandemic would have catastrophic consequences on the workforce.  Unlike natural disasters or terrorist events, a pandemic will be widespread, affecting multiple areas of the United States and other countries at the same time. A pandemic will also be an extended event, with multiple waves of outbreaks in the same geographic area; each outbreak could last from 6 to 8 weeks. Waves of outbreaks may occur over a year or more. Your workplace will likely experience:

  • Absenteeism - A pandemic could affect as many as 40 percent of the workforce during periods of peak influenza illness. Employees could be absent because they are sick, must care for sick family members or for children if schools or day care centers are closed, are afraid to come to work, or the employer might not be notified that the employee has died.
  • Change in patterns of commerce - During a pandemic, consumer demand for items related to infection control is likely to increase dramatically, while consumer interest in other goods may decline. Consumers may also change the ways in which they shop as a result of the pandemic. Consumers may try to shop at off-peak hours to reduce contact with other people, show increased interest in home delivery services, or prefer other options, such as drive-through service, to reduce person-to-person contact.
  • Interrupted supply/delivery - Shipments of items from those geographic areas severely affected by the pandemic may be delayed or cancelled.
     

While these threats can cause feelings of helplessness and fear, there are proactive steps that individuals can take that will dramatically reduce the personal/professional impact of this likelihood.  Any business preparedness checklist includes proactively purchasing emergency kits to have on hand in the event of an emergency.  

Zevco Medical offers our Influenza protection kits with quantities ranging from individual to organizational protection.  Each kits includes varying quantities of:

  • Non-Latex Gloves:   Part of the standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) recommended by all Public Health Organizations.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of face mask, glove, or clothing that acts as a barrier between infectious materials and the skin, mouth, nose, or eyes (mucous membranes). When used properly, personal protective equipment can help prevent the spread of infection from one person to another.
  • Biohazard Bags:  A bio-hazzard bag provides a high density isolation liner to provide maximum film strength for tough applications. They also feature star seal bottoms which allow equal weight distribution and leak resistance. Additionally, bags are red to indicate use for infectious waste or hazardous waste to warn others.
  • PDI® Super Sani Cloth: Kills bacteria and viruses within 2 minutes of surface contact.  Ideal for use on hard surfaces and materials such as stainless steel, plastic and glass. Super Sani-Cloth disinfecting wipes have a high alcohol (55%) content that quickly kills over 28 different organisms such as Rotavirus (stomach flu), Rhino virus, Staph, Influenza A, RSV, TB, HBV, HIV-1, MRSA, and VRE.   Use in hospitals, doctors-dentists offices, labs, sick rooms, day care centers, nursing homes, spas, restaurants, public transportation, gyms or any other environments toughed by multiple people. Wipe onto counter tops, sinks, tables, toilet seats, telephones, and door knobs, handles or key pads to offer maximum protection.
  • BZK Towlette:  Alcohol-free, will not sting, and are made for antiseptic cleansing.  Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.13% v/v solution.  Towelettes are used in first aid to help prevent skin infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns.  BZK towelettes are a good all-purpose antiseptic for skin cleaning.
  • Shield with mask:  Part of the standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) recommended by all Public Health Organizations.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of face mask, glove, or clothing that acts as a barrier between infectious materials and the skin, mouth, nose, or eyes (mucous membranes). When used properly, personal protective equipment can help prevent the spread of infection from one person to another. ASTM 1862 rated and approved.
  • Gown:  Part of the standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) recommended by all Public Health Organizations.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of face mask, glove, or clothing that acts as a barrier between infectious materials and the skin, mouth, nose, or eyes (mucous membranes).  ASTM 1670 rated and approved.

Biohazard protection kits for EMS professional, home or schools

Biohazard protection kits for EMS professional, home or schools

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