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,…


Always Be Ready for the Unexpected

July 14, 2017

First aid kits have been around since the 1890s and were originally made for railroad workers. These men often passed away from their injuries simply because they could not get proper medical care fast enough. Since the initial first aid kits were created, they have become staples in all work environments. As almost 150 million people in North America are employed full time, accidents are likely to happen anytime, anywhere,…


Saving Water is Simple

July 10, 2017

Business owners and managers need to keep their customers and employees happy, and be mindful of utility costs. Conveniently, implementing sustainable practices allows both of these matters to be addressed. According to a Nielsen global study, approximately 3 out of 4 consumers say they would pay extra to shop from a green establishment. One simple way to become more eco-friendly can happen right in the restrooms with automatic faucets. These…


Why Every Workplace Needs AEDs

June 22, 2017

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device that can save a life before emergency responders can arrive and address a situation. There are about 40,000 cases of cardiac arrest in Canada each year, which is equivalent to one occurring every 12 minutes. In the United States, around 220,000 individuals experience cardiac arrest every year and at least 10,000 of them are at work when it strikes. Therefore, having an…


4 Natural Resources that Businesses are Wasting

May 25, 2017

People use natural resources to live, work, and operate their homes and businesses. However, the growing world population has made decreasing our impact necessary.   Currently, these natural reserves are being used at a high rate of 160%. The good news is that by reducing the use of one, others can also be conserved, and it is more cost-efficient to be green! Check out four assets that businesses need to start…


5 Chemicals Businesses Should Avoid

March 17, 2017

Being an environmentally friendly business means more than just recycling and reusing materials. It also means that the substances used in products and services must be considered and the exposure to harmful chemicals should be minimized to protect customers and employees. At Workplace Essentials, there are several chemicals we never use in our products. Here are five chemicals we avoid: Cocamide DEA/MEA Found In: Often used as an emulsifier in…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Children’s Play Centers

March 15, 2017

Indoor play centers are a child’s dream. They see ball pits, great heights to climb, and fun slides, but while kids are having fun, germs are lurking around. It is crucial for parents to know that these indoor playgrounds are clean and safe, as they may not return if their children become sick after a visit. To reduce cross-contamination and provide a safe environment for all customers, facility managers and…


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…


10 Items That Have More Germs Than a Toilet Seat

February 3, 2017

Most people try their best not to touch anything when they use a public restroom, especially the toilet seat. While it has a germy reputation, it is not the only contaminated area in workplaces, schools, or public places. Studies have found that school toilet seats have an average of 3,200 colony-forming units (CFUs), office toilets 49 CFUs per square inch, and some public toilets have counts as low as 8…