Make Feminine Hygiene a Priority on International Women’s Day

Every year since 1914, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th.   It is time to recognize the achievements of women and bring attention to the issues regarding gender inequality that still exist today. This day was originally called National Women’s Day and started in 1909 after 15,000 women marched in New York City,…

A Focus on Feminine Hygiene for Women’s Equality Day

Today, August 26, 2016, is Women’s Equality Day.   This national holiday commemorates the certification of the 19th amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. Presently, it continues to bring attention to gender equality efforts, and organizations and activities supporting women’s rights. In the United States, there are 9.4 million firms owned by…

Workplace Essentials Donates Generous Supply of Napkins & Tampons to Marshall University Womens Studies Initiative

Donated sanitary napkins and tampons, in individual and discreet boxes made from recycled paper, being shipped to the women’s center initiative at Marshall University. When Linda Pace, President of Workplace Essentials, heard of Marshall University’s women’s studies program’s initiative to provide feminine hygiene products to students who can’t readily afford them, she was immediately inspired…

Period Shaming: Awareness and Prevention

Period Shaming” has unfortunately become a derogatory term to express the indecencies of a woman having her period. In many countries, women do not have proper access to feminine hygiene products and are unable to dispose of them discretely. This increases the rate of cross-contamination, infection, and sadly, embarrassment. In India it is estimated that…

Toxic Shock Syndrome and Tampons

Here’s what all women should know about tampon use and Toxic Shock Syndrome! Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but sudden, potentially fatal condition. This life-threatening infection is caused by the presence of a bacteria belonging to the staph bacteria family that can grow and release toxins into the bloodstream if conditions are favorable….

The Dangers Of Sanitary Waste

The failure to provide a hygienic means for feminine waste disposal in a restroom can force your customers to flush tampons and pads, resulting in clogged and overflowing toilets. Others may simply walk out of your restroom in disgust and possibly leave your facility altogether! It is serious business choosing a disposal method for sanitary…

The Importance of Sanitary Disposal

Even if emptied daily and cleaned once in a while, these bins are proven to pose the greatest health risk in a bathroom. Not only are customers and patrons at risk for contracting illness or disease, but also the people responsible for maintaining them. Businesses and public facilities need to take responsibility for finding a sanitary disposal solution that minimizes contact with blood, bacteria, and bodily fluids.

Waste Not: Rethinking Your Sanitary Waste Disposal

Are you protecting your staff and customers from HIV and Hepatitis B by disposing of sanitary waste properly? Here are the facts about sanitary disposal and how to provide a safer and more green method of disposal.