Hygiene Tips For Your Business: Transporation

Buses, subways, and trains receive many visitors every day.   According to the American Public Transportation Association, “35 million times each weekday, commuters board public transportation.” With all of these people, plenty of germs are inevitably spread. Subway cars tend to be crowded, with closed windows and minimal air circulation, so there is always a chance…

How to Effortlessly Clean Your Toilets

One of the reasons people prefer to use their own bathrooms is because they know how often they are cleaned. Walking into a public restroom free of odor and seeing a spotless, white toilet can put a customer’s mind at ease, but a discolored bowl and urine smell can cause anyone to believe that an…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Entertainment

Museums, movie theaters, and performing arts centers have guests ranging from small children to senior citizens.   In summer, more people take advantage of their vacation time and go out to visit these places. The increased attendance means that these attractions need to work harder to maintain their restrooms and provide customers with opportunities to practice…

Prevent the Summer Stink

Summer is not only the hottest season; it can also be the smelliest.  You may notice nastier odors, or you may overhear your staff and customers saying that your facilities and bathrooms smell worse than usual. Heat and humidity intensify all scents, meaning that your cleaning staff is not to blame.  However, odors can be…

Safety Month Spotlight: Bloodborne Pathogens and Your Business

June is Safety Month, which makes it a great time of year for companies to review and update their safety programs.  Bloodborne pathogens are a threat to staff and customers, even in businesses outside of the healthcare field. Fortunately, there are ways to protect everyone. Bloodborne pathogens, like the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency…

Springtime Allergies Keep the Germs Spreading

Allergy season is here. It can start as early as February depending on the weather and is caused by pollen from a variety of trees, grasses, weeds, and flowers. You will know it has arrived when your staff and coworkers are sneezing often and have itchy, watery eyes. Seasonal allergies should be treated like they…

The Difference Between a Bacteria & Virus and How to Avoid Both

AAAHHHHCHOOOO! It’s that time of year again! The air outside is freezing cold; businesses shut their doors and windows, and crank the heat! This makes indoor conditions great breeding grounds for the spread of bacteria, viruses and illnesses, due to the favorable warm temperatures and ideal environment. However, even though both bacteria and viruses can cause…

Top 10 Healthy Hygiene Habits

Hygiene is a topic that everyone is expected to know, and although it is seldom talked about, there is more to it than just wearing deodorant and brushing your teeth. Indeed, the environment in which personal hygiene practices take place, can also present hidden risk of exposure to viral and bacterial hazards, and these threats…

Workplace Essentials Donates Generous Supply of Napkins & Tampons to Marshall University Womens Studies Initiative

Donated sanitary napkins and tampons, in individual and discreet boxes made from recycled paper, being shipped to the women’s center initiative at Marshall University. When Linda Pace, President of Workplace Essentials, heard of Marshall University’s women’s studies program’s initiative to provide feminine hygiene products to students who can’t readily afford them, she was immediately inspired…

Preventing Sepsis through Hand-washing Education

Worldwide, someone dies of Sepsis every 3 seconds. Despite vaccines, antibiotics and advances in modern medicine, Sepsis remains the primary cause of death from infection. In fact, of the 1 million cases each year more than 258,000 people here in the US lose their lives after contracting Sepsis. In other parts of the world it…

Business Women’s Day: Celebrating Women Business Owners

Business Women’s Day: Celebrating Women Business Owners Every year in the United States we celebrate Business Women’s Day. The American Business Women’s Association, a national professional association for women, founded and supports the day of celebration. The mission of which is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to…