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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Airports

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…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Sports and Music Arenas

Arenas attract thousands of individuals of all ages for major league sports games, musical acts, and other entertainers. Not only do fans expect to have a great time, they also expect to have their needs accommodated. Besides food, drinks, and parking, attendees also want easy access to clean, modern restrooms. Take Care of Toilets During intermissions, restrooms are bombarded with guests rushing to fit their bathroom breaks in; however, several…

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Ideal Disposal for Feminine Hygiene Products

A safe and hygienic disposal method for sanitary napkins and tampons is a necessity in the restroom. Approximately 1.9 billion people, who are one-quarter of the world population, are women of reproductive age that menstruate. When women visit businesses and go to work, they deserve to have these needs accommodated, and doing so is in everyone’s best interest. Unfortunately, sometimes these are the only available disposal options women have: A…

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An Easy and Efficient Restroom Upgrade

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…

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What to Know About Integrated Pest Management

What it is… Instead of routinely applying pesticides to keep vermin away, integrated pest management (IPM) focuses on preventing problems before they start, and only using pesticides when they are absolutely necessary. IPM works by monitoring a location (residential, multi-residential, or commercial) and making it into an environment that is less accessible and desirable to pests. It encompasses a variety of methods to create a plan that will suit any…

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Improve Your Building with Floor Mats

Buildings need floor mats in several different locations in order to maintain a safe environment. Falls are the second most common workplace accident and can be caused by many factors such as cluttered walkways, wet or uneven surfaces, distractions, and poor housekeeping practices. Floor mats at entrances and other problem areas can reduce the risk of these mishaps and keep employees and customers within your building safer. Consequences of Slip-and-Fall…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Medical Offices

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

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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Turning Waste into Clean Energy

One of the ways we honor our commitment to the environment is by sending the majority of waste from our sanitary disposal units to Covanta, an energy-from-waste facility that safely incinerates and converts municipal solid waste into energy and removes metals for recycling. This allows us to safely dispose waste and keep it out of landfills. What is it? Covanta defines energy-from-waste (EfW) as a process that “takes non-hazardous waste…

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How to Keep Germs Out of the Gym

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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