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Posted by Briana Smith on Nov 1, 2012 12:30:00 PM

10 Questions: 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Recap with Rick Hazard

Plus ISSA Innovation Award Winners!

Rick Hazard, VP of Marketing at WAXIE Sanitary Supply, gives us the down and dirty on the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Show in Chicago by recaping everything in 10 Questions.

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Topics: ISSA/INTERCLEAN, show, awards, Rick Hazard, reimagine, clean, MOD Dispensing System, ProTeam, Morris Wax, Harry Wax, Nilfisk-Advance, green, product, innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional, cleaning, ISSA

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 27, 2012 11:10:00 AM

How to Read a Product Label

Reading the product label should be the first step in the cleaning process, not only to make sure the directions are understood, but most importantly for safety. It’s best to also have the material safety data sheets (MSDS) on hand to read at the same time so that all safety and protective information is clearly understood prior to chemical usage. The product labels and MSDS will list any precautions or protective gear the user will need, and whether or not any other cleaning chemicals will be dangerous to use at the same time (like using a bleach product and an ammonia product in quick succession).

All chemical manufacturers should provide a MSDS upon request. WAXIE even makes chemical MSDS available for download online at anytime day or night on our website:

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Topics: label, read, MSDS, HMIS, NFPA, third-party certification, EPA, first aid, kill claims, ecolabels, certifications, product, disinfectants

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 20, 2012 1:11:00 PM

Practicing Home Chemical/Hazardous Materials Safety

“Practicing home hazardous materials safety is important in preventing home fires. Many people use chemicals in their homes safely every day, but as the number of chemical products increases, the risk for improper use and injury also increases.”
–Source: US Fire Administration1

There are many things that are important in keeping yourself and your family safe, the proper use and storage of everyday household cleaning chemicals is one of them. The Mesa Fire & Medical Department in Arizona has produced numerous videos on Fire Prevention in their wonderful What’s on Fire series, which everyone should see. WAXIE has been featured in their September episode #3 on proper chemical usage and storage procedures.

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Topics: chemicals, labeling, mixing chemicals, storage, safety, product

Posted by Briana Smith on Aug 30, 2012 12:30:00 PM

FAQs About the Differences Between Disinfecting & Sanitizing

Q: What is the difference between a disinfectant, an antimicrobial, and a sanitizing product?

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Topics: sanitizing, antimicrobial, disinfectant, product, surface, disinfecting