When trying to predict what a post-pandemic world will look like, one thing is already certain; a collective heightened awareness for individual hygiene. As Canada inches its way back to reality and retail stores begin to re-open, managers, staff, and customers have not yet relinquished their safety concerns. There is no question that retailers will need to introduce additional safety measures both for their employees and customers and Cesium is here to help.
In response to an increasing sense of urgency and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), Cesium has created a new category, Health & Safety. This new category will help retail stores promote a safe work environment for staff as well and a safe shopping environment for customers.
Thanks to Cesium’s strong and reliable relationships with manufacturers in China, we have the ability to source certified products from reputable brands that will ensure the safety of our customers and end-users. This new category will feature products for personal protection (gloves, face masks and shields) and disinfection (UV phone sanitizer, hand sanitizer, screen cleaners, and soapy wipes) from brands such as 22 cases, Aukey HG, Blu Element, Ecological, Gadget Guard, iCubic, and Opera.
Differences Between Mask Options
|Disposable Face Masks||KN95 Respirator Mask||Face Shields|
|Help prevent particles expelled by the wearer (such as saliva, mucus, etc.) from contaminating the patient and work environment.||Reduce the wearer’s exposure to certain airborne particles including those <100 microns in size that can be inhaled through the nose or mouth.||Full-length face and neck protection from splatter and airborne particles.|
|Fits loosely over the face and does not have adequate filtering characteristics.||Fit tightly to the face and creates a seal between the face and respirator to help ensure air is drawn through the filter.||Enhanced protection, suitable for procedures demanding an increased level of safety and preventing the wearer from touching its face.|
|Intended to protect the patient and work environment from large particles expelled by the wearer.||Intended to protect the wearer from certain airborne contaminants such as bioaerosols.||Durable, easy to clean, reusable, lightweight and ergonomic|
|Typically worn for the duration of a specific procedure and then discarded for infection-control purposes.||Must be put on and taken off in a clean area and worn at all times the wearer is in the contaminated area.||Allows visibility of facial expression and lip movements for speech perception|
*Information sourced from 3M. Learn more here.
We’re in This Together
We would be remiss not to thank the incredible frontline heroes that have been working tirelessly over the last few months to treat patients and slow the spread of the pandemic. We are pleased to announce that 1000 masks, as well as 10% of the proceeds of all mask and Blu Element UV Sterilizer sales to authorized dealers, will be donated to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.
We recognize that new territory comes many unanswered questions. Have no fear! We are all learning together and we have foreseen a list of FAQ (updated periodically) to clarify any uncertainty you may have about this new category. If you require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Cesium Account Manager!