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Step-On & Stamp-Out Covid-19 | Adhesive Floor Mats Reduce Contaminates
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 08:00 am
An article in the New York post claims coronavirus can survive on shoes for up to 5 days, experts warn. The coronavirus is known to make a home on many surfaces, including doorknobs, cardboard boxes, portable electronic devices and shopping carts. Now, to the surprise of probably no one, experts are calling our shoes a "breeding ground" for germs. Placing a tacky step-on floor mat in high traffic areas and main entrances will significantly decrease the amount of unwanted particulates and dirt that is tracked in from foot-traffic, wheeled machinery and/or work carts.
Infection Control Products to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Viruses
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 04:05 pm
While there is still much to learn about COVID-19 coronavirus, there is one thing scientists are learning. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), coronavirus likes surfaces and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects and surfaces. Don't fret it, MDS has products that help prevent the cross-contamination of germs.
Fight Viruses with Prefense™ High-Level Hand Sanitizer
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 10:20 pm
Alcohol-based sanitizers are fine in the moment and then the moment is gone. If you disinfect your hands and then shake hands, grab a doorknob or use an ATM (or touch anything!), you have to use hand sanitizer again to protect yourself. That's because they have limited efficacy and only kill germs that are actively on your skin. Prefense™ patented formula is designed to protect front-line professionals who work in the dark trenches of infectious diseases.
Been Seen. Stay Safe. | Hi-Viz Safety Vests
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:00 am
The need to be seen is critical for worker safety. This is especially true for workers who work on or near moving vehicles or equipment and in low light conditions. Workers can draw attention to themselves by wearing ANSI compliant high-visibility garments in an effort to help prevent fatalities and injuries from "struck-by" hazards.
Suck on These Instead
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 08:00 am
Wheat straw is the stalk matter left over after wheat grains are harvested. Traditionally, the stalks have been treated as waste however many facilities are reclaiming this material and converting it to an exciting new, all-natural product with massive environmental benefits! Would you believe me if I said that wheat could potentially eradiate plastic stirrers (stir sticks), cocktail sticks, highball sticks and perhaps even plastic drinking straws all over the world? Well it's true!
Don't Reuse Single-Use Dental Supplies
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 08:00 am
There have been reports of infection control breaches in dentistry that claim single-use disposable items were being reused in dental offices. It was reported that dental offices were cleaning items in a high level disinfecting solution ("cold sterile") prior to reuse even though these items were labeled for one-time patient use. After further investigation, it seems that this is a relatively common practice in dentistry. So, you may be asking what's the big deal?
Touchscreen Compatible Hand Protection from Superior Glove®
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 08:00 am
Touchscreen compatible work gloves provide operators the ability to quickly look up information from touch enabled devices without having to remove their safety gloves, putting their bare hands at risk to injury. Superior Glove® offers several styles of touchscreen compatible ANSI safety rated industrial work gloves for demanding industries that incorporate on-the-job swipe compatible technologies.
The Dirty Side to Recycling Plastics
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 08:00 am
For many of us, environmentalism begins with the recycling symbol and ends at the blue recycling bin. The simple act of throwing something away into a large box marked with a recycling sign is enough to make some of us feel good, like we've done our part to help reduce landfill waste. Unfortunately, many people don't realize there's a dirty and dark side to recycling plastics.
Be Seen. Stay Safe. PIP® Hi-Vis Jackets & Coats
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 08:00 am
Occupational wearers of clothing with high-visibility features such as retro-reflective stripes include emergency responders, utility personnel, railway and highway workers, construction workers, towing services, airport workers, or many other places where workers are near moving vehicles or in dark areas or low light conditions. Buyer Beware: Not all hi-viz safety apparel is created equal.
Stop Snags with These Award Winning Chemstop™ PVC-Coated Gloves
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 08:00 am
Superior Glove® boasts a whole bunch of hand protection awards and it isn't by fluke. Now you can add their S230TAXVB ChemStop™ Impact-Resistant PVC-Coated Gloves to their portfolio! These 2019 ISHN Award Winning Chemstop™ PVC-Coated Gloves are loaded with safety and comfort features. If you are worried about glove snags-then you need these work gloves!
Stop Soggy Surprises with Adhesive Desiccant Labels
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 08:00 am
While you're confident that your product is protected from bumps and dings during transit, have you taken precautions to avoid the silent, invisible threat prowling in the air surrounding your products? There's a new desiccant technology that changing the game! These ultra-thin, low-profile self-adhesive DesiMax® brand patches adapt to any packaging and is your solution to low humidity related problems.
Flexible Products for Maximum Security Environments
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 08:00 am
Correctional officers or prison guards play a crucial role within the prison system. But working as a correctional officer brings with it dangerous job conditions that are related to this line of work. Research has shown that correctional officers experience high stress levels, serious injury or even death as a result of their jobs. OraBrite® Secure Care Correctional Security Products Provide the Perfect Balance of Safety and Quality!
Disinfect Surfaces Safely with Fast Acting SaniZide Pro1® Wipes
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 08:00 am
Commonly touched hard non-porous surfaces become hot beds for germs. A critical element in infection control or infection prevention is the prevention of cross contamination and disease transmission from equipment or other surfaces. Exceptionally fast and effective, SaniZide Pro 1® makes staying compliant easier by reducing the risk of cross-contamination with true, one-minute kill claims that are effective at killing 48 microorganisms that include MRSA, VRE, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Poliovirus, Wuhan Coronavirus, Norovirus and Rhinovirus.
When Body Spills Happen, Be Ready with PURELL™ Fluid Kits
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 08:00 am
Accidents happen and when they occur, you need to be prepared. For foodservice employees and food establishments, unplanned accidents and spills that involve bodily fluids like vomit, blood and feces requires that they safely respond to biohazard events to prevent potential outbreaks of foodbourne illness including Norovirus.
PLA Compostable Containers for Growers
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 08:00 am
If you are searching for the perfect container for cultivating plants or growing seedlings, we have easy, healthy and eco-friendly container solutions for you! These plant-based PLA containers will fully breakdown within 12 weeks and are versatile, leak-proof, sturdy and perfect for growing seeds, mushrooms, organics, cuttings and transplanting. They even decompose into healthy soil!
G-Tek® PolyKor® Winter Safety Gloves
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 08:00 am
If you're a masonry, window washer, fence installer, roofer, commercial fishermen, automotive detailer, work in refrigeration, process meat, fish or poultry and need an amazing grip glove with extra protection against cuts and fluids, then check out these new reasonably priced waterproof, cut-resistant industrial G-Tek® PolyKor® winter work safety gloves from PIP® (Protective Industrial Products).
Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes Eliminates Landfill Waste
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 08:00 am
Did you know that in 2019, over 4.7 BILLION toothbrushes were disposed of here in the United States? This equates to 200 million pounds of additional poly waste added to our landfills ever year. Here's the worst fact ... toothbrushes take 400+ years to decompose - yikes! We have a better, more sustainable solution! A new line of Eco-friendly, biodegradable professional dental toothbrushes are keeping teeth clean and Earth cleaner!
Keep Pathogens at Bay with Single-Use Surface Barriers
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:00 am
You may be asking yourself how can surfaces such touchscreens, remotes or computer keypads contribute to a potential health hazard? Well, daily routines contribute to this phenomenon as tablets, keyboards and mouse devices are widely used and very often shared by several different people. With each keystroke or click, germs compound, multiply and cross transfer to other surfaces. This is where disposable surfaces barriers help.
It's an Atypical Year for RSV | Prefense™ Santizer - 24 Hour Protection
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 08:30 am
The cold and flu season has arrived and it's really packing a punch! There's a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and it's impacting young children and elderly adults. And if this wasn't enough, now add Coronavirus. But don't worry, Prefense™ Alcohol-Free Moisturizing Foam Sanitizer patented formula is a serious game changer! One single dose can be effective against the most nastiness for 24 hours (10 hand washes)! It seeks and destroys germs upon immediate contact!
Glove Insulation 101
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 08:30 am
If there is one key component that may help you in your search for warmth and comfort during the cold weather work months it's winter gloves. But winter gloves are really only as effective as its thermal linings. Here is a breakdown of the four most common thermal linings used in today's industrial winter work gloves. What's in yours?
21 CFR-What Does This Mean for PPE?
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 08:15 am
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) controls all the regulations related to items that are added to food (i.e. direct additives) and items that may come in contact with food (i.e. indirect additives). Title 21 of the CFR is reserved for rules of the Food and Drug Administration. But what does this mean for PPE?
A PowerNap® Will Stop "Low Battery Anxiety"
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 08:15 am
For many of today's cell users, especially those who use their phones all day, staying charged can be difficult and even stressful. Access to a mobile phone isn't just about the instant communication, it's also about security, personal relationships and peace of mind. Powers Paper, a pioneer in the away-from-home towel and tissue market, was brilliant enough to create a charger for one of the most frequented gathering areas of consumers - the dining table.
Decide to Disinfect with Fast Acting Discide® Ultra Wipes
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 08:15 am
With the cold and flu season in full swing, commonly touched non-porous surfaces become hot beds for germs. Disinfecting these surfaces becomes important as it can lead to an infectious disease transmission in a health care or other facility. DisCide® Ultra is a one-step, ready-to-use hospital-level disinfectant that kills pathogens in one minute or less and it disrupts "the chain of infection"!
Easily Contain & Solidfy Infectious Fluids
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 08:00 am
In any health care related setting or facility, one of the top priorities must be contamination control. It is simply unacceptable to potentially expose patients, students, medical personnel and other facility staff members to potentially infectious body fluids.
Linemen Love These Endura® Lineman Gloves
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 08:15 am
Utility work is essential for keeping electricity running into our homes, schools and businesses but working with high voltage equipment is highly dangerous. Linemen risk falls, cuts, electric shocks, burns and other injuries while on the job every day, and these incidents can even be fatal. Linemen can reduce the risk of personal injury with the Endura® series of leather lineman gloves and mitts from Superior Glove®!
HeatPax™ Heated Apparel for Winter Working Canines
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 08:15 am
Dogs are most happy when given a task to do. A working dog is trained to complete a job, and do so with great focus, drive and enthusiasm. Much money, love and time is invested in training K9's to herd, hunt, retrieve, guide, sniff, protect, patrol and cart/sled! Unfortunately their work doesn't stop during the winter or during extreme winter events.
Endure the Extreme Cold with these Endura® Gloves
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 08:00 am
Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on serious health emergencies. If you're working outside in cold, wet, icy, or snowy conditions your hands are at risk for cold stress. This 378GOBDTK Endura® Deluxe Double Weight 3M Thinsulate® Driver Gloves from Superior Glove® was engineered for extreme winter work by some of the best glove designers in the world!
Custom Branding Your Compostable Food Packaging
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 08:15 am
Vegware™, a global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging, manufactures a range of more than 150 plant-based catering disposables, all designed to be commercially composted with food waste. Vegware™ provides more than just compostable foodservice packaging- they also custom brand!
Happy New Year! 2020
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 08:15 am
From everyone in the MDS Associate family, we wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable New Year! MDS Associates will be closed on New Year's Day January 1, 2020 and back in the office on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you in 2020!
Superior Gloves 2019 Top 5 Winter Work Glove Picks
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 08:15 am
Superior Glove® is one of North America's leading manufacturers and suppliers of work, safety and industrial gloves. As a company based out of Canada, Superior Glove® is no stranger to inclement weather. When Joe Geng, Vice President, was asked to pick his top five 2019 winter work gloves, here is what he selected.
Sani Professional® Sani-Wipes Is Food Safety Made Simple
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 08:15 am
If you own or run a restaurant, you already know about the long hours, hard work, fast pace and that food establishments are built on a solid reputation for good quality food, good customer service and dining cleanliness. But here's a simple fact - foodborne pathogens can bring your business to a screaming halt!
The Evolution® of Head Protection
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 08:15 am
Made with innovative and industry leading safety features, from the PIP® series of head protection, JSP® Evolution® 6100 Series of hard hats are some of the most feature rich hard hats available today! Available in a variety of styles and an array of colors, Evolution® hard hats offer several innovative and industry leading features while maximizing personal safety and all day comfort.
Work Gloves That Shine
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 08:15 am
Wearing high-visibility PPE that adheres to the new 2015 ANSI Hi-vis standard is advantageous in almost every industry, and work gloves should be no exception. Whether it is day or night, summer or winter, implementing these high-viz retro-reflective work gloves will help keep workers' hands in plain sight and will return a light back to its source.
Fight the Cold with this Winning Combination
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 08:15 am
When temperatures plummet, cold settings can make it difficult for workers to perform jobs effectively. As body heat escapes, conditions can go from uncomfortable to unsafe, with frostbite and hypothermia being concerns. Another major concern facing outdoor workers is the ability to be seen by moving vehicles and machinery, especially during low light or dark conditions. If you are seeking to keep your outdoor workers dry, warm and highly visible, then check out this winning combination.
Best Closed Loop Project 2019 Award Winner | Vegware™
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 08:15 am
We're delighted to announce that Vegware™, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging, has won 'Best Closed Loop Project' at the October 2019 waste2zero awards! Shop MDS for a full-line of wholesale Vegware™ compostable catering supplies.
Fight the Cold with Winter Work Gloves
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 08:15 am
Cold conditions offer its own challenges when it comes to worker safety, especially when it comes to those employees who work outside in the elements. A first line defense to cold protection should always start with the hands. From cut-resistant to waterproof gloves, to thermal glove liners to heat producing string knits, check out our wide variety of work gloves for cold conditions! We have a style for every task!
Turn Up the Heat with Heat Packs
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 08:00 am
If you live in a cold weather climate, then you most likely suffer through the winter season dealing with cold hands and feet. Some will opt for winter gloves and boots but sometimes these aren't enough to prevent the painful numbing and tingling. If you work outdoors or attend cold weather sporting events, we have cold weather relief for you.
See Crystal Clear with these Wypall® L10 Wipes
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 08:00 am
A good wiper will quickly, effortlessly and efficiently absorb cleaning agents and remove stubborn build-up. Quality wipers won't streak or leave unwanted residue or lint on glass. If you demand a crystal clear windshield, glass display case or mirrors, then check out these Kimberly Clark Professional 42346 WypAll® L10 Limited-Use Light Duty Wiper.
Protect Your Fingertips with these Crush-Resistant Work Gloves
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 08:00 am
Did you know that your hands and fingers have far more nerve endings than any other part of our body? For this reason, an injury to the fingertips is one of the most painful. If you handle heavy objects or a hammer for a living, you most likely already know this. In a quest to reduce fingertip injuries, Superior Glove® has launched work gloves with PinchGuard - a new safety technology featuring crush-resistant finger caps and it's revolutionizing hand protection and elevating compliance!
Protect Those Who Serve to Protect Us | PointGuard® Ultra Search Gloves
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 08:00 am
The hazards of hypodermic needlesticks are clear - just one puncture of the skin can transmit Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV (AIDS). Because intravenous drug abusers are more likely to carry these bloodborne diseases, law enforcement and public safety personnel face the threat of contracting one of these diseases every time they perform a body or property search.The PointGuard® line of hand protection is pure needlestick defense.

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