(800) 995-4466
CONTACT US TODAY
digital-flipbook-catolog
Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 7, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Let's Do This! Tackling Your Facility Maintenance Spring Cleaning To-Do List

By Briana Smith

Now that spring is officially here, and most of the nasty winter weather is behind us, it’s time to tackle some of those tasks that come with the changing of the seasons. 

Oftentimes, the brutal winter rains and snowfall leave buildings quite beat up (as evidenced by the accumulation of ice melt and dirt that get tracked across floors and thrashed entrance floor matting). Afterwards the advent of spring brings more pollen into the air, not to mention the build-up of any dust that staff wasn’t able to get to during the winter, causing heightened indoor air allergy issues.

Here are a few things that should be part of your facility’s spring cleaning to-do list:

Read More

Topics: indoor air quality, workplace wellness, cleaning procedures, flooring, carpet care

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 13, 2016 2:23:00 PM

Get Ready ‘Cause Here It Comes: Preparing for Cold & Flu Season

By: Briana Smith

Cold & flu season tends to follow quickly on the heels of back-to-school, as the weather becomes cooler. Staying healthy at work or school can be a challenge, but there are some easy ways to minimize the changes of catching something.

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, tips & tricks

Posted by Blake Vanderwiel on Feb 24, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Debunking Some of the Most Common Hand Sanitizer Myths

Guest Post By: Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements, GOJO

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping us healthy – especially as the winter-germ season approaches. In fact, practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled – is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay healthy.

Yet, there are many misconceptions about alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight. The following takes a closer look and tells the truth about hand sanitizers.

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, Restroom Care, workplace wellness

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 27, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Flu Vaccine Warning by CDC is Reminder of Prevention & Important Role of Hand Hygiene

Guest Post By: James Arbogast, Vice President of Hygiene Science and Public Health Advancements, GOJO

As we enter into what is typically the height of flu season, health officials are warning of the potential for the season to be particularly severe. In fact, states across the nation are already affected, with widespread flu already hitting several regions. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s vaccine may have a diminished impact because the strain of the H3N2 flu virus has significantly mutated. Vaccines are developed based on predictive information, almost a year in advance of the season in which they are used. The path of mutation and most common flu strains can be unpredictable. The flu vaccine still provides great value in that vaccinated people are less likely to get infected and may have a milder illness if they do become infected.

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Dec 12, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Taking a Closer Look at Hand Hygiene this Handwashing Awareness Week

Guest Post By: James Arbogast, Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancement, GOJO

Handwashing Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to educate people on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure to take to reduce the risk of getting ill.

The Importance of Good Hand Hygiene

It has been reported that more than 80% of illnesses can be transmitted by the hands. This means that no matter what you touch, microorganisms often stick to your hands. Then, you might touch your face, mouth, nose and eyes and are basically ingesting those germs and putting yourself at risk for illness or infection. This is why good hand hygiene is so important. In fact, hand hygiene is one of the most important preventive measures we can take to reduce the spread of illness-causing germs.

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Oct 30, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Hand Washing Helps Prevent the Spread of Infectious Diseases

So Why Aren't People Doing It?

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Infection prevention is of great importance right now, especially with Ebola and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) featuring prominently in the news headlines. It’s even more important than ever to educate and promote proper hand hygiene not only at hospitals and healthcare facilities, but for everyone in the community, including children. Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infection transmission from one person to another, and it the easiest to do.

Bacteria & viruses can spread easily from one person to another whether through direct contact or when someone touches a surface contaminated by someone else who is infectious. Hand washing is considered ubiquitous when discussing infection prevention, but the problem is not everyone is actually doing it.

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 19, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Workplace Wellness – It Starts In the Restroom!

Guest Post By: Tom Banks, Senior Director Marketing, Georgia-Pacific Professional

Read More

Topics: workplace wellness, Georgia-Pacific, touch-free restroom

Posted by Briana Smith on May 1, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Keeping Up with the Year-Around Cold & Flu Season

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, healthcare, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 10, 2014 12:30:00 PM

The Bottom-Line Benefits of Hand Hygiene in the Workplace

Guest Post By: James Arbogast, Ph.D., Public Health and Hygiene Advocacy Vice President, GOJO

Read More

Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, GOJO