• Paper Towels: More Than Just a Restroom Fixture
  • 4 Illnesses to Watch Out for This Summer
  • Clean Camping
  • Always Be Ready for the Unexpected
  • Saving Water is Simple

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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Clean Camping

People love camping, especially in the summer! It is a chance for them to disconnect from their usual lives and technology, spend time with their families and friends, and enjoy nature. While roughing it can be fun and make the experience more authentic, neglecting personal hygiene in the process can cause illnesses. Campgrounds offer some amenities, whether they are fully equipped restrooms with showers, or simple composting toilets. Either way,…

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Always Be Ready for the Unexpected

First aid kits have been around since the 1890s and were originally made for railroad workers. These men often passed away from their injuries simply because they could not get proper medical care fast enough. Since the initial first aid kits were created, they have become staples in all work environments. As almost 150 million people in North America are employed full time, accidents are likely to happen anytime, anywhere,…

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Saving Water is Simple

Business owners and managers need to keep their customers and employees happy, and be mindful of utility costs. Conveniently, implementing sustainable practices allows both of these matters to be addressed. According to a Nielsen global study, approximately 3 out of 4 consumers say they would pay extra to shop from a green establishment. One simple way to become more eco-friendly can happen right in the restrooms with automatic faucets. These…

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Dirty Dishes are Keeping Your Customers Away

North America has a prominent foodservice industry that shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, there are about 620,807 restaurants in the United States and over 95,000 places to eat in Canada. With so many options available, diners can choose to go anywhere and can easily dismiss an establishment for the slightest mistake. One way to ensure that first-time customers become returning ones is to have a high-quality warewashing program….

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Why Every Workplace Needs AEDs

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device that can save a life before emergency responders can arrive and address a situation. There are about 40,000 cases of cardiac arrest in Canada each year, which is equivalent to one occurring every 12 minutes. In the United States, around 220,000 individuals experience cardiac arrest every year and at least 10,000 of them are at work when it strikes. Therefore, having an…

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The Most Common Hotel and Motel Pests

The summer weather is drawing people out of their homes and onto vacations, which means hotels and motels need to be ready for the influx of travelers. This requires more than a tidy appearance though. If a customer notices a pest in his/her room, an establishment’s reputation could be ruined. Rodents, cockroaches, houseflies, and bedbugs are the most common problems. Need to Know… Aside from scaring away potential customers, these…

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Stopping Odor Before it Starts

Odor is a common complaint users have about restrooms. So much so, that 66% of survey participants said they would avoid a business with this problem. Unfortunately, it is a difficult issue for establishments and their staff to solve, as 2 out of 3 of cleaners claim that removing urine stains and odors are the toughest parts of their jobs. The bacteria, scale formation, and organic buildup found in toilets,…

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3 Ways to Make Your Business Safer

Accidents, ranging from a minor paper cut to a significant heart attack, are inevitable. However, mishaps can be prevented when the proper safety measures are in place. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), requires establishments to implement preventative measures such as floor mats and first aid kits, and strongly recommends automated external defibrillators (AED).   Safe Floors Businesses are required to maintain risk-free floors. Per OSHA, “Walking-working surfaces are…

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