Sanitize and Spring-clean the Workplace

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…

Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

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…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Distribution Centers

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…

Prepare Your Facilities for 2017

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…

Reduce Energy Bills in the Restroom

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…

The Two Ways Cold Weather Makes People Sick

“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,…

Diseases 101: Influenza (The Flu)

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…

What to Know for International Infection Prevention Week

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…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Construction

The phrase “construction site hygiene” may bring to mind the image of workers wearing hard hats and covered in cement dust. The average onlookers driving by an area of roadwork may notice the smell of hot tar or hear someone handling a loud piece of equipment. What most people outside of the construction industry do…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Banks and Credit Unions

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,…