• How to Make Your Business More Family-Friendly
  • Heads Up! Watch Out for These Workplace Hazards
  • Protect Your Facility from the Flu
  • Prevent Rodent Problems This Winter
  • Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Airports

How to Make Your Business More Family-Friendly

Parents will go to great lengths to address their babies’ needs wherever they are.   They pack strollers full of toys, bottles, blankets and anything else an infant may need while away from home. There is one thing they have to rely on businesses to provide: a safe place to change and dispose of diapers. While families are out, changing a diaper can be tricky if the facility lacks the resources…

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Heads Up! Watch Out for These Workplace Hazards

In 2015 and 2016, there were over 1.1 million claims made due to work-related injuries and illnesses in the United States and Canada. There is even a chance that this number could be higher, as not all claims are approved. According to the American Society of Safety Engineers, workplace injuries could be reduced by 50% with the implementation of a safety program. By including a few extra preventative measures, you…

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Protect Your Facility from the Flu

This year’s flu has received a plenty of attention from local and major news networks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health and wellness organizations. The H3N2 virus (influenza A) is this year’s most common strain in both the U.S and Canada. The vaccine is much less effective against this strain compared to its performance in the previous season. Currently, researchers say it is only 10-20% effective,…

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Prevent Rodent Problems This Winter

In winter, business owners have more than just heating costs, wet floors, and icy walkways to worry about, they also need to be ready for winter pests. Rodents are one of the most common ones to encounter, as the cold air, wind, and snow drive them into buildings and homes. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), about 45% of rodent issues occur during fall and winter. How Do…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Airports

Each year, over 3 billion people worldwide take flights. A 2014 survey conducted by Trip Advisor found that 79% of its 2,600 participants were “traveling in winter for leisure.” Between holidays and escaping the cold, airports are popular places during this season. Travelers are usually concerned with packing everything they will need for their trips, getting through the long security lines, and trying not to catch any sicknesses from the…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Sports and Music Arenas

Arenas attract thousands of individuals of all ages for major league sports games, musical acts, and other entertainers. Not only do fans expect to have a great time, they also expect to have their needs accommodated. Besides food, drinks, and parking, attendees also want easy access to clean, modern restrooms. Take Care of Toilets During intermissions, restrooms are bombarded with guests rushing to fit their bathroom breaks in; however, several…

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Ideal Disposal for Feminine Hygiene Products

A safe and hygienic disposal method for sanitary napkins and tampons is a necessity in the restroom. Approximately 1.9 billion people, who are one-quarter of the world population, are women of reproductive age that menstruate. When women visit businesses and go to work, they deserve to have these needs accommodated, and doing so is in everyone’s best interest. Unfortunately, sometimes these are the only available disposal options women have: A…

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An Easy and Efficient Restroom Upgrade

Installing automatic hand dryers in business restrooms can reduce paper towel waste, improve restroom appearance, and lower the cleaning time. Users also appreciate the hands-free operation, as it eliminates cross-contamination and reduces the spread of germs.   Busting the Myth Before digging into the benefits of automatic hand dryers, there is a rumor that needs to be straightened out. There are many who believe that air hand dryers blow germs…

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What to Know About Integrated Pest Management

What it is… Instead of routinely applying pesticides to keep vermin away, integrated pest management (IPM) focuses on preventing problems before they start, and only using pesticides when they are absolutely necessary. IPM works by monitoring a location (residential, multi-residential, or commercial) and making it into an environment that is less accessible and desirable to pests. It encompasses a variety of methods to create a plan that will suit any…

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Improve Your Building with Floor Mats

Buildings need floor mats in several different locations in order to maintain a safe environment. Falls are the second most common workplace accident and can be caused by many factors such as cluttered walkways, wet or uneven surfaces, distractions, and poor housekeeping practices. Floor mats at entrances and other problem areas can reduce the risk of these mishaps and keep employees and customers within your building safer. Consequences of Slip-and-Fall…

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