Health Care & Safety

Find Masks, Sanitizer, Signage and Much More in Our Free 'Back to Business' Digital Catalog
June 25, 2020 at 12:16 pm

States across the U.S. are well on their way to reopening. As they do, the many businesses within them will need various promotional products to safely reopen, get the word out to customers and show appreciation for staff. That's why we curated the best products from top suppliers into a free, easy-to-use digital catalog for promo distributors...

This Apparel Brand's Self-Cleaning Face Masks Already Hit the Market
June 24, 2020 at 11:11 am

Last week, we reported that a team of scientists at a university in Israel created a mask that uses a USB phone charger to clean itself with heat. That hasn’t hit the market just yet, but apparel brand (multee)project is already shipping out a new face mask that is made from self-cleaning material...

The 7 Most Innovative PPE Items We've Seen
June 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm

PPE has been at the forefront of most distributors' minds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the standard masks and face shields have been big, we've also seen plenty of innovative new items. The following seven products are among the most inventive ones we've come across...

Researchers Develop a Reusable Face Mask that Kills Viruses with a USB Charger
June 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

Researchers in Haifa, Israel, have created what they believe is a reusable face mask that kills harmful particles by heating itself up with a smartphone charger. It’s been pretty incredible how quickly the scientific community has acted during the COVID-19 pandemic. New developments that sometimes take years have happened in weeks. This has included much…

NBA's Disney Plan Includes Wearable Tech 'Smart Rings' to Monitor Players' Health
June 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

Aside from the perks of Disney life, the league is using a lot of wearable tech to constantly keep up with the ever-present risk of COVID-19. This will include a wearable ring that tracks temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and other vital data that could indicate illness. According to Axios, the rings also show an “illness probability score.”...

As Events Cautiously Resume, Remember to Look for Hand Sanitizer Sales
June 15, 2020 at 11:45 am

Yes, the events business is slow or nonexistent right now, but that may make it easy to overlook it as in-person events start to return. President Trump plans to hold a rally on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and according to TMZ, the federal government reportedly spent more than $30,000 on hand sanitizer for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions...

Vision1’s Customizable Face Shields - Stay Safe and Help Customers With a Visible Smile
June 12, 2020 at 10:26 am

Even though COVID-19 is not beaten yet, the country is reopening and everyone is excited to finally enjoy summer to the full extent. But unfortunately, as long as there is no cure available, everyone—and especially people in customer facing jobs such as waiters, bartenders, retailers, etc.—will be in danger to get infected with the novel…

FDA Temporarily Relaxes Hand Sanitizer Ethanol Restrictions to Increase Supply
June 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm

In order to keep up with demand for hand sanitizer, particularly in the health care space, the FDA has temporarily relaxed its restrictions on fuel- and technical-grade ethanol, and the amount of certain impurities present in the production process. These are temporary rules aimed at increasing hand sanitizer availability while demand remains sky high...

EPA Says Tennessee's Face Masks Are Safe to Use After All
June 9, 2020 at 11:45 am

Yesterday, we reported that the Tennessee government had told everyone to wait to wear the free masks it spent $8.2 million on, after concerns arose that an antimicrobial material used in production could be harmful to people. Thankfully, the pause didn’t take too long, and the result is that the masks are, in fact, safe to wear...