• When Sick Employees Come to Work
  • Turning Waste into Clean Energy
  • How to Keep Germs Out of the Gym
  • Cockroaches 101
  • Restroom Mats Promote Workplace Safety

When Sick Employees Come to Work

People go to work when they are sick all too often. Powering through the cold or illness that is plaguing the office instead of staying home to recuperate has become a normal part of life in today’s world. While companies can do their best to advise employees to stay home when they are under the weather, it is ultimately up to the individual to decide what to do. Another way…

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Turning Waste into Clean Energy

One of the ways we honor our commitment to the environment is by sending the majority of waste from our sanitary disposal units to Covanta, an energy-from-waste facility that safely incinerates and converts municipal solid waste into energy and removes metals for recycling. This allows us to safely dispose waste and keep it out of landfills. What is it? Covanta defines energy-from-waste (EfW) as a process that “takes non-hazardous waste…

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How to Keep Germs Out of the Gym

Free weights, exercise bikes, and treadmills have two things in common. They help people become more fit and they each harbor over 1 million colony-forming units per square inch. All of those bacteria come from the numerous health club members who use the equipment during their workout routines. Sharing gear, machines, and common areas means germs spread easily in gyms; however, there are measures that owners and managers can take…

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Cockroaches 101

One of the worst things that can happen to any business is an infestation, specifically cockroaches. This pest has a well-known, negative reputation that could damage the standing of even the most renowned businesses. A population can thrive in any type of facility that provides them with food, water, and shelter, especially in locations where food preparation occurs. Preventative pest services now can save any business all this trouble down…

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Restroom Mats Promote Workplace Safety

No one wants to walk into a restroom and suddenly be hit by urine odor, or nearly slip and fall onto the wet floor. Nor would any business owners or managers want to subject their employees and customers to either scenario. However, they only have a small amount of control over the way others use (or abuse) the facilities in their establishments. Conveniently, there is one solution to both of…

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Supporting Life Safety in Schools

Today’s schools are more equipped and more focused on the health and wellness of their students and staff. To ensure that everyone is safe, school nurses do more than just hand out Band-Aids, they are responsible for the health of children as young as pre-kindergarten to as mature as high school seniors, and even school staff when needed. In some cases, they are the only medical professionals that children see….

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Keeping Commercial Kitchens Healthy

Everyone who goes out for a meal expects it to be served with clean dishes, glasses, and utensils. While these certainly help food and drinks to look more appetizing, spotless tableware also means the chances of customers contracting foodborne illnesses are lower. Food, especially dairy products, can be difficult to remove from plates and utensils. Even worse, this stuck-on matter can hold in germs and shield them from cleaning products…

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Keep Pests Out of College

Preventing pest infestations is an effective way for colleges and universities to take care of their students, staff, and facilities. The large numbers of people in and out of buildings, roaming between classes, and living on campus make these institutions hotspots for pests. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these nuisances are most likely to be found in the following areas: Dorm rooms Classrooms Common areas, such as student…

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Paper Towels: More Than Just a Restroom Fixture

Paper towels were initially invented in 1907 to cut down the spread of colds and other diseases. The shared hand-drying cloths in public bathrooms were suspected of making users sick.   Since then, they have become typical restroom fixtures; however, paper towels are good for more than just drying hands in the restroom. They are a convenient product to have in other places that may need a quick wipe to clean…

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4 Illnesses to Watch Out for This Summer

People see summer as the time to get outside as much as possible to enjoy long, hot days. And because the warm, sunny weather increases the number of people that frequent business facilities, property managers need to keep the right hygiene products around and encourage everyone to stay healthy. Recreational Water Illnesses Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by bacteria found in pools, bodies of water, and water play areas…

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