3 Key Factors to Consider for Warewashing Machines

March 6, 2018

Kitchen staff work tirelessly to ensure that there are always clean dishes, utensils, and glasses available. Without these, the dinner rush would be impossible. One way that restaurant managers and owners, and anyone else who oversees a foodservice operation, can ensure that this vital aspect of the business is always being performed efficiently is by having a good warewashing machine in place. When selecting one, there are a few major…

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Heads Up! Watch Out for These Workplace Hazards

February 8, 2018

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

February 5, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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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An Easy and Efficient Restroom Upgrade

November 17, 2017

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

November 2, 2017

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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When Sick Employees Come to Work

October 6, 2017

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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Restroom Mats Promote Workplace Safety

September 8, 2017

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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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….

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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…

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