Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Healthcare

September 30, 2016

Healthcare workers spend so much time taking care of patients with contagious illnesses and due to the level of intimacy in their work, come into contact with biological hazards repeatedly every day. These exposures include “bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other living organisms that can cause acute and chronic infections by entering the body either directly or through breaks in the skin” as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA)….


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Banks and Credit Unions

September 23, 2016

Banks and credit unions have clients from all walks of life coming into their buildings each day. These establishments tend to be quiet and impeccably neat; however, there is always the potential for someone to become sick due to all of the shared items and surfaces between staff and customers. With a few simple additions, the chances of a client or employee becoming sick can be reduced. There are over…


Back to Basics: The FDA Has Banned Antibacterial Soap

September 15, 2016

On September 2, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their ban on 19 antibacterial ingredients that are commonly found in soap, body wash, and other consumer goods. Companies have a year to change their formulas or remove products containing any of these chemicals from retail. By September 2017, all businesses will need to find alternatives. Why are they banned? Many consumers believe that antibacterial soaps are going to…


Restroom-Finding Apps Could Bring in the Customers

September 9, 2016

Everyone has been there during a visit to a new or familiar city, while leisurely strolling around, suddenly, they need to GO. Many Americans and tourists visiting the United States have found themselves in this situation. It is especially prominent in New York City, as there are up to 30,000 citations of public urination every year due to its lack of public bathrooms.  In Maryland, there is a public restroom…


Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Schools

September 2, 2016

The beginning of September marks the end of summer, the start of fall, and a new academic year.  Each school year, kindergarteners all the way up to high school seniors, and their teachers, wake up early and head to class between 175 and 180 days every school year. Thus, facility managers need to get their buildings ready to help keep all of the new and returning students and staff healthy….