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5 Chemicals Businesses Should Avoid

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…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Children’s Play Centers

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…

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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, rallying for voting rights and improved working conditions and pay. Since the International Conference of…

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How to Solve Common Uric Acid Problems

Did You Know? Cleaners consider urine odors and stains to be some of the toughest problems to eliminate in restrooms. The uric acid crystals within urine are the main source of these issues. Once they seep into the floor and tile grout or pipes become blocked, removing the sights and smells can seem impossible. Stains are caused by urine that settles into porous surfaces and creates unsightly, off-colored blemishes.  Some…

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Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

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…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Distribution Centers

Whether boxes of products are being stored or food shipments are making a pit stop on the way to their destination, distribution centers are an integral part of the shipping industry. Day in and day out, workers load and unload merchandise and stock it onto shelves or into trucks, touching an indefinite number of objects everyday. Thus, these centers cannot run smoothly without a healthy, efficient staff. According to the…

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10 Items That Have More Germs Than a Toilet Seat

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…

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ADA Compliance and Your Business

What ADA Compliance Is… “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” The act has been updated since then, with the greatest changes being made in 2010. Any buildings newly constructed after March 15, 2012 must comply with 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and all state…

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How to Maintain Fresh Scents in Large Spaces

Odor issues do not just occur in the restroom, they can crop up anywhere in a building. While consistent cleanings will help to reduce some unpleasant smells and maintain a neat appearance, they may not completely solve this problem. Having members of your cleaning staff manually spritz air fresheners throughout the day will not resolve this either, especially in large spaces. The Workplace Essentials Ultraire is made to eliminate offensive…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Places of Worship

Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other various temples are all staples within their communities. Members of all ages, ranging from infants to senior citizens, gather regularly to pray and receive guidance for their daily lives. Places of worship keep their doors open to everyone and have evolved with the rest of society, as many offer more than just religious services. These establishments serve a large, diverse population, so it must accommodate…

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