Dirty Dishes are Keeping Your Customers Away

June 29, 2017

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….


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Nursing Homes

April 14, 2017

People place a great amount of trust into nursing homes when they admit elderly family members.  Whether they need specific medical care or can no longer live on their own, the sanitary conditions of the establishment are vital for the health of residents and must be top priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults who are aged 65 years or older are more susceptible to…


Sanitize and Spring-clean the Workplace

March 24, 2017

The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and everyone is feeling more upbeat with the change in weather. However, your employees’ desks are covered in messy piles of papers and could be covered in germs too, especially if sicknesses spread through the workplace during winter. It’s time to spring-clean those workspaces to increase productivity and most importantly, keep your business a healthy place to work. Maintaining sanitary workspaces is…


Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

February 17, 2017

What would you do if you could save your business a lot of money later by spending a little extra now? Many companies have done just that by investing in the health of their staff through employee wellness programs. The main goal of these programs is to address the mental, physical, and social needs in the workplace in order to keep workers healthier for longer periods of time. While there…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Distribution Centers

February 10, 2017

Whether boxes of products are being stored or food shipments are making a pit stop on the way to their destination, distribution centers are an integral part of the shipping industry. Day in and day out, workers load and unload merchandise and stock it onto shelves or into trucks, touching an indefinite number of objects everyday. Thus, these centers cannot run smoothly without a healthy, efficient staff. According to the…


Prepare Your Facilities for 2017

December 29, 2016

A survey of facility managers across the United States deemed routine upkeep as one of the top twelve methods to reduce expenses. Maximizing the life of equipment with regular checkups, cleanings, and repairs will prevent earlier than expected replacements. As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 begins, it is common to look back on the past year to see if one’s 2016 resolutions were achieved and to plan for…


Reduce Energy Bills in the Restroom

December 16, 2016

Sick days and spreading germs are not the only problems that winter brings along. Energy expenses for office buildings, schools, and hospitals can become quite costly. This necessity cannot be eliminated; however, replacing a few appliances with energy-efficient models can help to decrease overall energy usage and counteract heating costs. Listed below are the lowest and highest amounts of energy that each type of institution devotes to heating their buildings…


The Two Ways Cold Weather Makes People Sick

December 1, 2016

“Colds” are actually viruses that get their name from the seasonal conditions they accompany. As children, we were all told by our parents to bundle up in the winter to avoid catching a cold. Has this been an old wives that stuck around in order for parents to persuade their kids to put on coats, hats, and gloves? Or can frigid, winter weather actually make you sick? The answer is…


Diseases 101: Influenza (The Flu)

November 11, 2016

Influenza, or the flu as it is commonly referred to, makes its annual round as we transition from fall into winter and infects approximately 5-20% of the US population each year. The 2016-2017 season is in its early stages, which makes now a great time to prepare in order to stay healthy this season. What Is It? The flu is a viral respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat, passageways,…


What to Know for International Infection Prevention Week

October 21, 2016

This week, October 16-22, is International Infection Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Breaking the Chain of Infection.” President Ronald Reagan established this time of awareness in 1986, and every year since has dedicated a week in October to infectious disease prevention. Other countries including the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia, and Southeast Asia also participate. Pathogens can be spread anywhere at anytime, but International Infection Prevention Week has…