6 Common Handwashing Mistakes

March 29, 2018

How are people washing their hands incorrectly and what can public restrooms do to encourage better habits? If asked, most people will say they wash their hands after using public restrooms.  There are many who make the effort, but not everyone does this properly. In 2009, a study was conducted in the United Kingdom by tracking entry and soap use in men’s and women’s rooms.  Only 65% of women and…


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…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Airports

January 5, 2018

Each year, over 3 billion people worldwide take flights. A 2014 survey conducted by Trip Advisor found that 79% of its 2,600 participants were “traveling in winter for leisure.” Between holidays and escaping the cold, airports are popular places during this season. Travelers are usually concerned with packing everything they will need for their trips, getting through the long security lines, and trying not to catch any sicknesses from the…


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…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Medical Offices

October 20, 2017

It is passed the halfway point for October, which means chillier weather, and of course, the upcoming cold and flu season. During the fall and winter seasons, doctors’ offices can see 3-4 times more people than usual, so germs spread quickly and easily. Maintaining sanitary conditions in waiting rooms for medical, dental, and outpatient offices is necessary to keep healthy patients and staff from becoming ill. The Waiting Room Walking…


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…


How to Keep Germs Out of the Gym

September 25, 2017

Free weights, exercise bikes, and treadmills have two things in common. They help people become more fit and they each harbor over 1 million colony-forming units per square inch. All of those bacteria come from the numerous health club members who use the equipment during their workout routines. Sharing gear, machines, and common areas means germs spread easily in gyms; however, there are measures that owners and managers can take…


Supporting Life Safety in Schools

September 1, 2017

Today’s schools are more equipped and more focused on the health and wellness of their students and staff. To ensure that everyone is safe, school nurses do more than just hand out Band-Aids, they are responsible for the health of children as young as pre-kindergarten to as mature as high school seniors, and even school staff when needed. In some cases, they are the only medical professionals that children see….


4 Illnesses to Watch Out for This Summer

July 28, 2017

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…


Clean Camping

July 21, 2017

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,…