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Diseases 101: Influenza (The Flu)

Influenza, or the flu as it is commonly referred to, makes its annual round as we transition from fall into winter and infects approximately 5-20% of the US population each year. The 2016-2017 season is in its early stages, which makes now a great time to prepare in order to stay healthy this season. What Is It? The flu is a viral respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat, passageways,…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Public Buildings

Federal buildings that are accessible to the public, such as courthouses, libraries, post offices, town halls, and places of public transactions have a large demographic to serve.  As all town residents will visit these places from time to time, managers need to ensure that every aspect of their facilities accommodate everyone. The health departments in each state have their own rules regarding restrooms; however, the list below is a general…

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Public Bathroom Nightmares

Many people can say they have had at least one unfortunate experience in a public restroom. Busy bathrooms in high-traffic areas receive their fair share of abuse and frequent cleaning up is not always an option for businesses. Many users and long periods without cleanup can result in some nasty conditions. Check out four restroom horror stories from our employees. You’ll laugh, cringe, and maybe even want to leave a…

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What to Know for International Infection Prevention Week

This week, October 16-22, is International Infection Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Breaking the Chain of Infection.” President Ronald Reagan established this time of awareness in 1986, and every year since has dedicated a week in October to infectious disease prevention. Other countries including the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia, and Southeast Asia also participate. Pathogens can be spread anywhere at anytime, but International Infection Prevention Week has…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Construction

The phrase “construction site hygiene” may bring to mind the image of workers wearing hard hats and covered in cement dust. The average onlookers driving by an area of roadwork may notice the smell of hot tar or hear someone handling a loud piece of equipment. What most people outside of the construction industry do not know is that construction workers need to maintain their personal hygiene in order to…

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Understanding Common Restroom Behaviors

Today, people are very open about their bathroom habits. They are comfortable saying they use their feet to flush toilets or lay a wreath of toilet paper on the seat before using it. On average, individuals spend 30 minutes in the bathroom each day; however, one out of four tend to take at least an hour or a little more. Now that society has made its public habits known, facilities…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Healthcare

Healthcare workers spend so much time taking care of patients with contagious illnesses and due to the level of intimacy in their work, come into contact with biological hazards repeatedly every day. These exposures include “bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other living organisms that can cause acute and chronic infections by entering the body either directly or through breaks in the skin” as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA)….

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Banks and Credit Unions

Banks and credit unions have clients from all walks of life coming into their buildings each day. These establishments tend to be quiet and impeccably neat; however, there is always the potential for someone to become sick due to all of the shared items and surfaces between staff and customers. With a few simple additions, the chances of a client or employee becoming sick can be reduced. There are over…

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Back to Basics: The FDA Has Banned Antibacterial Soap

On September 2, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their ban on 19 antibacterial ingredients that are commonly found in soap, body wash, and other consumer goods. Companies have a year to change their formulas or remove products containing any of these chemicals from retail. By September 2017, all businesses will need to find alternatives. Why are they banned? Many consumers believe that antibacterial soaps are going to…

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