American Made Face Masks for a Severe Flu Season
Last winter, the influenza virus nearly vanished because of the precautions taken against the Covid-19 virus by wearing masks and social distancing. With the CDC warning of an "early and possible severe flu season," experts predict this year may be different as people return to their normal activities and precautions are relaxed. Some also linked a possible spike to the decline of immunity because of last year's precautions. Federal health officials are worried about the impact the flu coupled with Covid-19 could have on our health systems. "The potential for a 'twindemic' of both widespread flu and Covid-19 cases is at the forefront of local public health officials’ minds as the winter months draw closer." - Michaela Ramm, The Gazette
The facts are the flu and the common cold are extremely contagious. But by embracing the new habits and what we have learned from the Covid-19 outbreak, including newer studies on respiratory virus spread, we can change the trajectory of flu seasons and avoid a "twindemic." Places like school or the office can be a breeding ground for these sicknesses. Protect yourself and those around you this flu season with a face mask like STRONG Procedure Masks.
How Face Masks Work
Face masks help to limit the spread of germs. Coughing, sneezing and even just talking and breathing release tiny drops of germs into the air that may contain a strain of cold or flu. By wearing a face mask, you are reducing the number of germs that you are exposing yourself to as well as limiting your own germs from spreading.
When to Wear
Wear a face mask when you exhibit signs of the flu or cold and will be around other people. Do not show up to work or school if you have a fever. You can also opt to wear a face mask to reduce your exposure to those who are sick around you.
STRONG Procedure Masks
STRONG Procedure Masks are made in the U.S.A. They are lightweight and comfortable while still reducing the spread of and exposure to respiratory germs. These masks have high filtration—their PFE Rating exceeds 99% and their BFE Rating exceeds 99%. They are available in blue.
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Ask these 5 Questions to Make Sure your PPE Supplies are not Fake
Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, there has been a surge in demand for quality personal protective equipment (PPE). With demand being through the roof many industries including the healthcare and foodservice industries were on a quest to find reliable and consistent suppliers, but as companies struggle to maintain and recover from the pandemic, there have been reports by the FBI and several organizations of fraudulent PPE equipment being obtained by companies and healthcare systems. Most recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over 100,000 counterfeit 3M surgical masks in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This threat not only puts individuals at significant risk but also exposes businesses to major liability risks. This fraudulent disruption especially during an urgent community medical need makes a reliable supply chain and distributor even more vital.
Counterfeit PPE exposure can be costly as it affects health measures and business productivity. And with the current medical climate, there is no room to make assumptions about quality or cut corners when it comes to safety.
Some of the top PPE products being counterfeited include nitrile gloves, N95 masks and regular masks being posed as medical masks. These items must undergo a rigorous amount of testing, certifications, and approval by the FDA and or NIOSH depending on the usage before they are signed off for distribution. This enormous process directly reflects the cost of PPE equipment as quality PPE is not cheap and is one of the biggest signs to look for when seeking a supplier.
The FBI urges everyone to be cautious and diligent when purchasing PPE products. To protect your employees and company from health risks and liability exposures when purchasing high-quality PPE consider these 5 questions regarding your supplier/distributor procedures and supplies.
Is there FDA approval throughout the supply chain process?
The supply chain can involve many parties, confirming that each party received required FDA certification is crucial to confirm quality and safety.
Is the distributor easily accessible to answer questions and provide documents?
Questions and concerns are inevitable when it comes to product documentation and shipments. Transparency and communication are key in cultivating a successful partnership and securing quality PPE.
Has there been a thorough quality assurance process of the products and factories?
To be able to ensure that products are up to par and meet producing standards can confirm supplier’s quality of products.
Is the supplier able to showcase a record of industry experience and success?
A network of factory and manufacturing relationships to facilitate and build a strong supply chain system to import and produce PPE equipment can give the supplier an agile process.
Can the supplier produce and handle product samples?
An accessible and easy product sampling process will ease concerns and affirm supplier's legitimacy.
Powdered Vs. Powder Free Disposable Gloves
One of the many choices you will be faced with when choosing the disposable gloves for your business is powdered or powder free gloves? Both have their uses and benefits. Let’s look at the difference between the two.
Powdered disposable gloves are convenient for those who require many quick changes in gloves like those working in food prep. The powder, which is often made out of cornstarch, makes it easier to don and remove the gloves. Unfortunately, the powder does leave a bit of a residue wherever is touched, which can cause contamination. The powder on latex gloves can increase risk of allergies as well, making powdered latex gloves a less popular choice.
Powder Free Gloves
As of December 2016, the FDA banned the use of powdered medical/exam grade gloves, so all STRONG medical gloves are powder free. Some food prep is also best done with powder free gloves instead of powdered. If the users are not constantly switching gloves, powder free is the preferred choice to reduce contamination.
Looking for the ideal gloves for your business? Let us help. Contact STRONG Manufacturers at email@example.com or call 716-507-4476, and one of our personalized customer service representatives will learn about your business, your unique needs and work with you to find the best solutions for you.
This New Device Will Change Lives Of Those Affected By Incontinence
The start of 2019 has seen some impressive innovations in medical technology, including DFree, the first health tech wearable device for urinary incontinence that monitors how full the user’s bladder is and notifies the wearer when it’s time to go to the bathroom.
How It Works
DFree is a non-invasive sensor that uses ultrasound technology to monitor your bladder. The sensor needs to be placed about 0.5” above the pubis bone to detect the bladder. The data is collected from the sensor in an easy to use smart device app that predicts when you will need to go to the bathroom.
Once your bladder is full, the app will send a notification to your phone or tablet letting you know. You can set the notification threshold yourself to as much time as you would like so that you have plenty of time to go.
Effect on the Incontinence Market
This innovative medical device can be life-changing for those who struggle with incontinence, but it is, unfortunately, a little pricey. Customers interested in trying this product can buy it for $500 or rent it out for $40 a month.
Despite its importance, it doesn't seem that this invention will threaten the incontinence market or sale of under pads anytime soon. It will take a long time before this product becomes more affordable, accessible or used by the general public, and even then under pads may still be used as fail-safe protection.
Save Time and Money with a Product Subscription
As a company, one of your worst nightmares is running out of the supplies you need in order to make business run smoothly. Products like gloves, face masks and shoe covers are essential to everyday tasks. Ensure you never run out by creating a subscription for those products critical to your business. This way you can rest assured that you have the supplies you need. Even better? You get a discount with every order.
With STRONG product subscriptions, you will never need to remember to make those orders again. Easily sign up for your subscription frequency when adding the product to your cart. You get to choose from weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. If you need a custom frequency amount of days, we can do that too.
And when you sign up for STRONG product subscriptions, you get 10% off every order. Check out our line of STRONG products today to see where you can save. We offer products for the medical, jan/san, salon, tattoo and more industries. From plastic cups to bouffant caps, we have what your business needs at direct factory pricing.
STRONG Shoe Covers
As one of the leading manufacturers in the medical and jan/san industries, STRONG Manufacturers is proud to present our new line of shoe covers.
STRONG Shoe Covers are available in regular and SMS lines, and they come in universal, XL and XXL sizes. Skid-resistance and fluid-resistance make these shoe covers ideal to use in either a jan/san or medical environment. The elastic band keeps the cover comfortably snug on your feet so they will not slip.
This item is the perfect combination of quality and functionality. Each pair of shoe covers is disposable, one-time use. Each box contains 100 shoe covers for any size. The universal shoe cover size fits up to men’s size 10. The XL size fits up to men’s size 13, while XXL fits up to men’s size 15.
Subscribe and Save
As always, our pricing on STRONG shoe covers are factory direct, making the cost as low as possible while still maintaining great quality. Subscribe on the STRONG Online Store today to receive 10% all STRONG shoe cover orders. Never worry about running low on supplies again—all STRONG products are available for subscriptions.
STRONG Disposable Adult Wipes
STRONG Disposable Adult Wipes are ideal for on-the-go cleansing. They come in 4 different options:
Each pack/tub provides quick and easy dispensing for your convenience. Easily grab one at a time and close the pack/tub to keep the remaining wipes moist. All wipes are sizes 8”x12” with a durable strength so that they will not break during use.
Because STRONG wipes are medical grade, they have many different cleansing purposes from cleaning messes on countertops or your hands to incontinence. Infused with aloe and lanolin, these adult personal hygiene wipes are alcohol free and spunlanced for comfort. These soothing wipes are gentle on the skin and provide a fresh, clean feeling.
You can find STRONG Disposable Adult Wipes on the STRONG Online Store along with many other products in the medical, jan/san, salon and tattoo industries.
February Product Spotlight: STRONG Plastic Cups
This month’s product spotlight is STRONG Plastic Cups. Thick and strong, these cups are easy to grip and won’t crush under your hand. Suitable for cold liquids. These transparent plastic drinking cups are available in 5, 7, and 9-ounce sizes.
Because of our lean operations, we are able to offer this product to you at a significantly lower price without sacrificing quality. Sign up for a subscription to receive a sleeve or case of STRONG plastic cups conveniently every month for an even lower price without even having to think about ordering. Visit the STRONG Online Store today to find this product and more.
Who Is STRONG?
STRONG Manufacturers is a manufacturer of disposable items used in Medical, Hospitality, Jan/San and other industries. We are committed to cutting out the layers of complexity and providing you the products that you need at the best price possible.
STRONG’s current operations can be summarized into 3 specific areas:
- Logistics and 3PL services
STRONG owns a $40 million distributor, BHS, in the northeast. BHS services many healthcare markets, including hospitals, home health, long term care, physician's offices and more.
BHS carries over 6,000 items in it's diverse catalog, allowing it to supply the needs of hospitals all the way to physician's offices.
Although focused on healthcare for the last 40 years, we have been expanding our distributor services beyond just healthcare and into non-medical industries like Jan/San, Food Service and Hospitality.
Logistics and 3PL Services
To better serve our customers in selling their product, STRONG stores and moves product for other companies out of our Charlotte, NC and Buffalo, NY warehouse locations.
We are currently selling STRONG branded products to distributors/dealers across the U.S. Our goal is to help other businesses in the medical, jan/san, tattoo and salon businesses save money without sacrificing quality with our direct manufacturing prices.
We have recently launched the STRONG Online Store which features a full catalog of items and the ability to drop-ship to customers across the entire U.S. Visit the STRONG Online Store today to shop our collections.