Health & Wellness

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.”...

How the Pandemic Is Transforming Employee Welcome Kits
June 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

As companies return to office settings and adjust even more to novel ways of going about business, many will will look for ways to welcome back staff. But employee welcome kits that may once have contained notebooks and mugs might now take on a more practical and health-centered look...

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…

The Company Making T-shirts From Spoiled Milk
June 10, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Millions of pounds of milk have gone to waste this year, and more will likely do so as states ponder how they will continue to handle supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus. We have long known that we should make lemonade when life gives us lemons, but Mi Terro is altering that saying for this situation, using discarded milk to make T-shirts...

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...

Bay Area Screen Printer Says Authorities Seized Mask Shipment Intended for Protestors
June 5, 2020 at 12:17 pm

An Oakland screen printer said that authorities seized a shipment of branded face masks intended for those protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The masks, which read “Stop Killing Black People,” were purchased by the nonprofit Movement for Black Lives for protestors in four cities, but reportedly never made it that far...

UMAPP Offers Free Virtual Meditation Program for Industry Professionals
June 5, 2020 at 11:23 am

On June 11, Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) is hosting a free virtual event called “Peace Amongst the Chaos” to all industry professionals. At 10 a.m. Central Time, promo products professionals can learn how to experience inner peace and calm in their lives as Charley Johnson of HPG Brands teaches the industry different…