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…

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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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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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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