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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Restroom-Finding Apps Could Bring in the Customers

Everyone has been there during a visit to a new or familiar city, while leisurely strolling around, suddenly, they need to GO. Many Americans and tourists visiting the United States have found themselves in this situation. It is especially prominent in New York City, as there are up to 30,000 citations of public urination every…

Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Schools

The beginning of September marks the end of summer, the start of fall, and a new academic year.  Each school year, kindergarteners all the way up to high school seniors, and their teachers, wake up early and head to class between 175 and 180 days every school year. Thus, facility managers need to get their…

A Focus on Feminine Hygiene for Women’s Equality Day

Today, August 26, 2016, is Women’s Equality Day.   This national holiday commemorates the certification of the 19th amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. Presently, it continues to bring attention to gender equality efforts, and organizations and activities supporting women’s rights. In the United States, there are 9.4 million firms owned by…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Photography Studios

Photography studios are visited by people of all ages who want to have professional portraits taken to remember significant times in their lives, such as new babies, engagements, and to update a family portrait with their more grown-up children. To keep their employees and customers healthy and safe, these businesses need the right tools and…

Get Your Facilities Ready, the Freshmen are Coming!

During the summer, colleges and universities hold multiple, mandatory orientations for incoming first-year undergraduates. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 13.2 million college freshmen entered a four-year institution in 2015. Each class size can vary from less than 2,000 to over 9,000 individuals. Thus, each session may host at least a few…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Hair and Nail Salons

Customers enjoy visiting the salon so they can sit back and relax while professionals take care of their nails and style their hair. Many see this as a time to unwind and treat themselves to a little luxury. However, clients and employees can acquire infections and viruses from dirty tools, unwashed hands, and contaminated equipment…

Music Festivals: So Many People, So Many Germs

They’re loud, sweaty, fun, hot, dirty, and a dream come true for those in their teens and beyond. Summer is the season for music festivals and unlike your average concert, these can last several days and host hundreds of bands all in one place. They are wildly popular too, with Coachella seeing 99,000 attendees per day,…