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STER-OL Infection Control Attends First Virtual Business Expo in the City of Vaughan

STER-OL Infection Control Attends First Virtual Business Expo in the City of Vaughan

This week, STER-OL Infection Control proudly joined 150 other industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders at the 19th Annual Vaughan Business Expo, presented by Allstate Canada. 

“It was a very impressive virtual experience. I found it well organized, the industry experts were very insightful and it provided us with a wonderful opportunity to network,” said Natalie Weber, Vice President of Sales at STER-OL Infection Control. “STER-OL made some great connections and contacts within the Vaughan business community.”

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s expo was held virtually, marking a first in the event’s nearly two-decade history. However, the change in format didn’t dampen the entrepreneurial spirit of attendees, as, together with the City of Vaughan, community members joined one another for a day of workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. 

“I want to thank everyone who participated in the City of Vaughan’s 19th annual Vaughan Business Expo,” said Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “The Vaughan spirit is ready, resilient and resourceful. We remain focused on the path forward.”

The City of Vaughan is home to 19,000 companies that employ more than 227,000 people.  That energy was on display during the expo, as members from across the city joined each other in events and conversations virtually, including with STER-OL to learn more about how the company is able to reduce risk and help boost business uptime, productivity and customer safety by providing superior sterilization and decontamination services to businesses of all sizes.

“We don’t disinfect, we sterilize. Our no touch-solution SteraMist®, can treat any surface and even purify the air. Not only are we providing regular services for transmission mitigation and COVID-19 emergencies, we also have the ability to sterilize HVAC systems and duct work, which only push contaminated viral particles around the environment unknowingly,” said Weber. “With SteraMist®, businesses in Vaughan and across Ontario can continue operating safely and successfully despite COVID-19 concerns.”

A provider of a crucial sterilization service during the pandemic, STER-OL Infection Control is deeply connected to local business communities. In addition to the City of Vaughan, STER-OL has recently struck new partnerships, including with GaiaDigits to offer enhanced sterilization services to companies, as well as Daedalus Safety Group to continue to deliver superior sterilization and safety services to its clients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As spring quickly approaches, businesses across Ontario will be looking to take advantage of the warmer weather to provide a better retail, restaurant, or purchasing experience to customers of all stripes in a safe way. With SteraMist®, STER-OL Infection Control can help bring those experiences to light with minimal downtime or business interruption

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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Weber
VP – Business Development
STER-OL Infection Control
nataliew@ster-ol.ca
416-999-2026

 

About STER-OL Infection Control Specialist

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist provides superior disinfection/decontamination services using the most advanced technology on the market. The touch-free application of SteraMist®, is the world’s most effective disinfection system which allows us to safely sterilize any environment, with minimal to no interruption. No clean-up is required before or after treatments, and no residues or odours are left behind.

  • First developed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to the 2001 Anthrax Attacks
  • Further developed for the purpose of neutralization of hard to kill spores
  • International used in the global fight to eradicate Ebola 2015 and MERS in Seoul South Korea
  • SteraMist® is proven to kill all known bacteria, spores and inactivate all known viruses on surface by a “six log” or 99.9999% reduction
STER-OL Infection Control Specialist Partners with Daedalus Safety Group to Provide Strong Safety Solutions

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist Partners with Daedalus Safety Group to Provide Strong Safety Solutions

(MARKHAM, ONTARIO) – STER-OL Infection Control Specialist is proud to announce its latest partnership with Daedalus Safety Group, the Ontario and Alberta-based corporation specializing in occupational health and safety auditing and consulting. Together with Daedalus Safety Group, STER-OL Infection Control will continue to deliver superior sterilization and safety services to clients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“With numerous costly closures during the course of this pandemic, it is imperative to have the most up-to-date information when it comes to health and safety,” said Peter Sandica, President and CEO of STER-OL. “STER-OL Infection Control is dedicated to ensuring our clients are successful and that is why we provide them with strategic solutions.” 

With a focus on safety in the oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, industrial, mining, and transportation sectors, Daedalus Safety Group works closely with their clients to help them reach their safety goals. As a provider of advanced decontamination and sterilization services, STER-OL Infection Control is a natural fit to drive Daedalus Safety Group’s operational excellence and deliver on its core promise.

“Strategically aligning ourselves and engaging in supportive partnerships with specific industry players such as STER-OL will ensure the spectrum of services we provide are enhanced and broadened without compromising the level of service quality that we pride ourselves in being able to consistently deliver,” said Scott Halling, Daedalus Safety Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration is summarized by one of our six Core Values: enthusiasm.”

STER-OL and Daedalus Safety Group both strive to ensure that their clients are educated and fully understand the importance of health and safety protocols. Daedalus Safety Group brings a wealth of knowledge from over 30 years of military, law enforcement, security, construction and occupational health and safety – making them a valuable resource to our clientele.

Our product, SteraMist®, was initially developed by Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and was quickly recognized and endorsed by Daedalus Safety Group. It is Daedalus Safety Group’s goal to provide every client with deliverables that meet or exceed expectations by being a distinguished health and safety provider. By having a military grade solution that achieves a 99.9999% kill rate to a level of sterilization available, Daedalus Safety Group recognizes the importance to have a solution like this available to their clients, especially during this pandemic.

“Daedalus Safety Group is a powerful player in the health and safety industry by developing programs and systems that are easily integrated into the workplace, in any sector, and are legally compliant to all regulations,” said Sandica. “We are proud to be partnering with Daedalus Safety Group because of their values and missions are very similar to our own. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the best service and experience, and that is why we will bring valuable industry leaders that can be an excellent resource to them to their attention.”

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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Weber
VP – Business Development
STER-OL Infection Control
nataliew@ster-ol.ca
416-999-2026

Scott Halling, CRSP
President & CEO
Daedalus Safety Group
shalling@daedalussafteygroup.com
416-806-2824

About STER-OL Infection Control Specialist

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist provides superior disinfection/decontamination services using the most advanced technology on the market. The touch-free application of SteraMist®, is the world’s most effective disinfection system which allows us to safely sterilize any environment, with minimal to no interruption. No clean-up is required before or after treatments, and no residues or odours are left behind.

  • First developed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to the 2001 Anthrax Attacks
  • Further developed for the purpose of neutralization of hard to kill spores
  • International used in the global fight to eradicate Ebola 2015 and MERS in Seoul South Korea
  • SteraMist is proven to kill all known bacteria, spores and inactivate all known viruses on surface by a “six log” or 99.9999% reduction

About Daedalus Safety Group

Daedalus Safety Group is a Canadian Corporation with operations currently based in Ontario and Alberta. We specialize in occupational health and safety auditing and consulting in various industries. They use a team-based approach when working with clients to help them achieve their safety goals. Coming from an operational background they understand logistical considerations and concerns as it pertains to safety from the other side of the proverbial fence.

Reopening Checklist for Ontario Businesses

Reopening Checklist for Ontario Businesses

UPDATE: Due to ongoing concerns regarding the potential spread of COVID-19, Ontario is under a stay-at-home order until at least May 6, 2021. More details can be found here.

Businesses across the Greater Toronto Area are getting ready to cautiously reopen.

On Monday, February 22, Toronto, along with Peel Region, York Region, and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit will move into the Grey Zone of the province’s reopening framework, allowing for some shops and businesses to provide in-person services for the first time in nearly three months. This is an opportunity for businesses across the GTA to show they can operate safely and responsibly, offering a customer experience while continuing to drive the infection rate of COVID-19 lower.

To ensure your business is ready to reopen in a safe way, follow the checklist below.

1. Properly Schedule Your Staff’s Return

Reopening businesses in February 2021 may not be as simple as it sounds. Depending on your business type, use special precautions to ensure that only essential employees are scheduled to work in person. If some staff members can continue to work from home, let them.

For employees returning to work, be sure to do the following:

  • Update all employee contact information, along with vendors and service providers
  • Determine which employees must return to work in-person and create a staggered arrival schedule to avoid large groups or gatherings
  • Complete a survey on employees to evaluate their comfort levels
  • Ensure all employees have the required PPE on-hand and are training in their proper use, including face masks/shields and hand sanitizer, and always maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) apart from customers and colleagues
  • If staff store any personal items at work, sure these are sealed in bins or bags, and stored separately from one other

Following these types, along with Ontario’s official public health guidelines, will both minimize the health risk posed to staff and help your business reopen to customers with confidence.

2. Implement A Health Screening Tool

If Ontario businesses are going to reopen safely and stay open for spring, a core part of that strategy must include a health screening system for staff, volunteers, and essential visitors. By using a screening system at your business, you’ll be able to maximize the care taken for your staff and offer customers protection at the same time.

Last week, STER-OL Infection Control announced its new partnership with GaiaDigits to offer sterilization and decontamination services alongside the company’s latest health screening tool, GaiaScreen 2.0. Through this partnership, businesses in Ontario are not only able to minimize the risk posed to employees and customers, but take advantage of STER-OL’s powerful sterilizing services to keep their retail stores, offices, and distribution centers open, online, and effective during COVID-19.

Read the full announcement here.

3. Sterilize Your Entire Workplace Before Reopening

Protection is paramount. Whether you’re a service provider excited to reopen to your customers or managing a large office or distribution center, getting your business ready to reopen means ensuring every square foot of surface area is sterilized and ready for staff and customers to be around. Across Ontario, businesses of all sizes, from local shops or corporations – and even first responders – are using SteraMist® to keep employees, customers, and businesses healthy during COVID-19. SteraMist® offers unique protection against dangerous pathogens, including:

  • 99.9999% of bacteria killed (better that sanitation wipes or decontamination sprays)
  • Applied in just seconds
  • Almost no business down time
  • Dry fog leaves no residue behind
  • Safe on sensitive surfaces (paperwork, electronics, etc.)
  • Creates a healthier, cleaning environment for your staff and customers to enjoy

Reopen in a way that’s healthy, safe, and secure, Click below to get a free quote to sterilize your business with SteraMist® in time for your business reopening.

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist Partners with GaiaDigits COVID Screening Tool to Provide Stronger Health and Safety Services to Businesses

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist Partners with GaiaDigits COVID Screening Tool to Provide Stronger Health and Safety Services to Businesses

(MARKHAM, ONTARIO) – STER-OL Infection Control Specialist is excited to announce its partnership with GaiaDigits to provide sterilization and decontamination services alongside the company’s latest GaiaScreen 2.0 health screening tool to help Canadian workers and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“STER-OL Infection Control and GaiaScreen are working toward the same end goals – the health and safety of our clients while minimizing their business interruption,” said Peter Sandica, President and CEO of STER-OL infection Control Specialist. “We are both essential for all businesses during these unprecedented times.”

STER-OL Infection Control has long been a provider of disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization services using SteraMist®, the most advanced technology on the market. It’s powerful formula and touch-free application makes it the world’s most effective sterilization system for any environment with minimal to no interruption. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, STER-OL has worked tirelessly with Ontario residents and businesses of all sides to continue to offer robust sterilization services across a variety of sectors.

Recognizing that employee health would be paramount if Canadian businesses were going to safely reopen, in November 2020 GaiaDigits announced the launch of GaiaScreen 2.0, a new COVID employee assessment application completely redesigned from the ground up to help track employee health conditions during the pandemic. The Windsor-based company sees GaiaScreen 2.0 as a frontline tool for employees across the Canadian workforce.

GaiaScreen is a web and mobile browser friendly self-assessment tool for business to use in the time uncertainty of COVID-19. Employees can submit a customizable questionnaire for managers to track the health status of employees and reduce the risk of potential transmission within the workplace. This type of diligence for staff, measuring health and minimize the risk of a potential outbreak, is an essential best practice for minimize risk in the workplace, continuing operational up-time and ensuring business success.

The tool also features vaccination and testing records submissions by uploading information and documentations to an encrypted cloud-based file storage, and a visitor’s portal to allow customers or guests to a workplace to login by scanning a QR code or a store ID to easily track and record guest’s basic information and health status.

“GaiaScreen is being used by many of the leading organizations in the world for employees’ health screening and analytics,” said Mr. Ye, President of GaiaDigits in a news release announcing the new tool. “The GaiaScreen 2.0, with more powerful features, will enable our customers to face the pandemic in a new way and lead to safer types of work.”

GaiaScreen also includes vaccine and testing tracking, allowing organizations to measure employees’ vaccination and COVID-19 testing; employees have access to their own files while managers and administrators have access to all employees in their department to ensure a safe and efficient place to store all records for their documentations of vaccinations and COVID-19 testing.

That’s what makes this new partnership with STER-OL so powerful. Together with the new GaiaScreen 2.0 app, STER-OL is now able to offer decontamination services alongside GaiaDigits’ employee contact tracing tools. This will allow Canadian workers to identify potential symptoms and companies to properly manage scheduling, helping to avoid outbreaks, slowdowns, and service interruptions.

Should an emergency situation arise, STER-OL has the infrastructure to respond to the situation within 1-2 hours of a call in the Greater Toronto Area, quickly neutralizing an outbreak and allowing the client to reopen immediately after the sterilization process.

“If businesses want their facilities to run optimally, without costly interruptions, while working with regulated restrictions – they have to think strategically,” said Sandica. “By having both a vetted Infection Control company and an employee tracing tool in place, businesses can provide a healthier working environment, trace employees with potential symptoms, and properly manage the schedule and continue the workflow.”

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For more information please contact:

Natalie Weber
VP – Business Development
STER-OL Infection Control
nataliew@ster-ol.ca
416-999-2026

Tiana Hoffman
Senior Solution Manager
GaiaDigits
tiana.hoffman@gaiadigits.com
519-216-4906

 

About STER-OL Infection Control Specialist

STER-OL Infection Control Specialist provides superior disinfection/decontamination services using the most advanced technology on the market. The touch-free application of SteraMist®, is the world’s most effective disinfection system which allows us to safely sterilize any environment, with minimal to no interruption. No clean-up is required before or after treatments, and no residues or odours are left behind.

  • First developed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to the 2001 Anthrax Attacks
  • Further developed for the purpose of neutralization of hard to kill spores
  • Internationally used in the global fight to eradicate Ebola 2015 and MERS in Seoul South Korea
  • SteraMist® is proven to kill all known bacteria, spores and inactivate all known viruses on surface by a “six log” or 99.9999% reduction

 

About GaiaDigits

GaiaDigits is a Cloud based WFM solution company with new operations set up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 2019. GaiaDigits has helped many Fortune 500 companies to improve efficiency in significant ways. Gaia WFM suite offers Core HR, Time & Attendance, Business Forecast, Smart Scheduler, Workforce Analytics and Workforce Mobile. To build on Gaia WFM, GaiaDigits also developed GaiaScreen 2.0, a COVID health screening application to protect employees’ safety. Our solution has helped our customers keep safe, eliminate repetitive work, improve efficiency, and enable people to focus on more valuable and innovative things.

3 Reasons Why SteraMist® is the Best Way to Clean Any Space

3 Reasons Why SteraMist® is the Best Way to Clean Any Space

There are a lot of cleansers out there that purport to be the best. They all look the same, list similar features, and claim to be the right tool for you to use to sterilize your home or workplace. But how do they actually perform?

Let’s look at how the competition compares to the power of SteraMist®.

1. Application Time

One of the most frequently asked questions about any decontamination solution is how long will it take to apply? It’s a fair question. Not only do clients want to know their home or workplace will be disinfected quickly for their own health and safety, but they also want to ensure the area is treated with minimal downtime or disruption to their day.

This is the first advantage of using SteraMist® to sterilize any space at home or work. Originally developed by the US Military, SteraMist® was designed to quickly neutralize dangerous pathogens like anthrax. By taking advantage of the unique cold plasma arc system, SteraMist® deploys a fine mist of very low Hydrogen Peroxide solution (iHP) to cover any surface area in seconds. 

By contrast, competing products that use liquids and sprays not only take longer to apply, but they can have difficulty reaching small, cramped, or irregular surfaces.

This is just one advantage of using SteraMist® in your home or at work.

 

2. The Sterilization Experience

As you can see from the video demonstration above, SteraMist® can be applied much faster and further than other decontamination products. But this is not the only advantage. In fact, one of the most compelling aspects of treating your home, workplace, or even vehicle with SteraMist® is its gentle touch. Approved by Health Canada and 100% eco-friendly, SteraMist® safely decontaminates any surface in seconds without leaving behind any odour or residue. After having your area cleaned, it can be immediately ready for use once again.

Take another look at the competing product in the video. Notice how much liquid residue is left behind on the glass surface, requiring additional clean up. This contributes to longer downtime.

SteraMist® offers superior sterilization against dangerous pathogens – including COVID-19 – without causing work stoppages, slowdowns, or delays.

 

3. Safe on Sensitive Material

This last point is crucial to understanding not only the sterilization power but the versatility of  SteraMist® in everyday spaces. Because SteraMist® doesn’t leave behind any residue, it can safely be applied to all surfaces without fear that it will harm sensitive items. This is especially good for office and commercial spaces, where paper, electronics, and other delicate materials may be scattered throughout the space. With SteraMist®, you can rest assured that these and other items will be sterilized from harmful germs and bacteria on the spot without concern for damage or degradation.

These are just a few of the many benefits of decontaminating your space with SteraMist®. To learn more click or call to get a free quote from one of our specialists today.

How to Disinfect Your Vehicle and Keep It Germ-free This Winter

How to Disinfect Your Vehicle and Keep It Germ-free This Winter

As winter rolls on and public safety measures once again grow strict, it can be easy to fall into a routine and get complacent. Though some people may spend their days working from home and staying indoors, many must still travel to and from work, keeping essential businesses open and running to provide us with the services we all rely on every day. This includes health care providers, service professionals, and delivery drivers.

While many businesses are already taking the right precautions to keep employees safe at work and customers happy at home, there is still one other place we spend a lot of time that shouldn’t be overlooked: vehicles.

Between commuting to essential workplaces and venturing out for essential supplies, vehicles are small, cramped spaces where germs and pathogens can remain for long periods of time. What special cleaning techniques should be used to protect your passengers, your loved ones, and yourself?

Here are the 4 best ways to disinfect your vehicle and keep it germ-free this season.

 

Clean Out the Car Seats

A vehicle’s cabin can be difficult to keep spotless as time goes on, and its seats are the best example of that. In fact, seats can be a hotspot for germ activity, due to how frequently they come into contact with passengers on a regular basis. And particularly for families with young children, where coughing, sneezing, and old food crumbs are common, a vehicle’s seats can often attract pathogens.

One way to protect yourself and your passengers from this type of germ build-up is vigilance. Wiping down each seat with soap and water regularly, and cleaning out old crumbs and discarded wrappers from leftover snacks can help prevent this, contributing to a better travel environment.

Speaking of which…

Vacuum the Interior Regularly

This is a great routine that will help pick up those crumbs, along with dust and debris that may have fallen into the more difficult to reach places of your vehicle. While vacuuming itself may not disinfect or sterilize any surfaces inside your car, it can reduce the build up of germs and give your vehicle an overall cleaner environment.

Pro Tip: Keep a small, hand-held vacuum cleaner in your vehicle at all times so you’re ready to clean up a spill no matter when it happens.

Replace the Air Filters

Over time, a vehicle’s ventilation system can build up a degree of dirt, dust, and pollutants. Particularly during the winter months, having hot air blown around the vehicle by the vent system can stir up and spread germs across the cabin, increasing the risk of infection in the process. Owners can avoid this however, by ensuring the vehicle’s air filtration is replaced when required. Doing this will combat the pollution and irritants that can lead to future problems. 

Disinfect Your Vehicle with SteraMist®

Of course, while these are helpful steps you can take on a regular basis to keep your vehicle clean, the fact is every surface you come into contact with through simple daily activity can eventually be home to germs and pathogens. And with frequent, sometimes long commutes from home to work and back again, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle is completely disinfected for the health, safety, and well-being of yourself and your passengers.

This is precisely why STER-OL opened its vehicle disinfection centre. Using the power of SteraMist®, our trained specialists are able to completely disinfect any vehicle, usually in just a few minutes, without any odour or residue left behind. This process is not only approved by Health Canada, but can eliminate dangerous germs and pathogens while still being 100% eco-friendly, meaning you’ll be back on the road in a sterilized environment in no time. STER-OL’s vehicle disinfection services have even been called in to service First Responders, who depend on their vehicles not only to get across town, but to provide life-saving services across our communities.

As we all continue to do our part to stop the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19, it is crucial that we protect our loved ones by safeguarding all the spaces we spend time in the most – that includes our cars.

Click below to get a free quote and see how easily you can have your vehicle disinfected with SteraMist® today.