Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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Inside Tips for Keeping Hospital Cafeterias Sanitary

With many high-touch surfaces and the constant flow of visitors, “cafeteria” can often mean “bacteria.” The importance of cleaning and sanitizing is compounded when it comes to health care facilities, due to the nature of the environment. Whether at a hospital, clinic or another setting, the following tips can help ensure your dining hall minimizes […]

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Hygiene Matters: A Surprising Personal Retreat

What do sleeping, eating and crying have in common? Well, what happens in the workplace washroom may be a bit more surprising than you’d think. The 2014 SCA Hygiene Matters survey revealed some interesting bathroom activities, showing that an unexpected number of Americans have used their workplace restrooms for more than their intended use. In […]

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How to Dispose of Wipers Following EPA Guidelines

Disposable wipers provide many benefits and address an array of pain points related to health, safety, cost and efficiency—but it’s essential to dispose of them correctly, particularly when using hazardous solvents. Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated their wiper disposal guidelines, leveling the regulatory playing field between non-laundered wipes and laundered shop […]

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Top Germ-Infested Public Places

The average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates up to 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands. Keeping germs at bay is no easy task, especially in heavily trafficked facilities where high-contact surfaces like doorknobs, handrails and tabletops are widespread. So […]

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Fight The Flu In The Workplace

Each fall when flu season rolls around, many people worry about their children contracting the infectious disease at school, where tiny hands, noses and mouths can go unwashed and unwiped. While children, elderly adults and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk, the truth of the matter is that seasonal flu is […]

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The Dirt on Clean Laundry: The Truth About Shop Rags

Have you ever wondered why shop towels are red or blue? While they may start off white, shop towels are dyed red when they become stained. And after multiple uses, they may be re-dyed blue to cover up what’s not coming out in the wash. Although auto shops often see these products as an affordable […]

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Foodservice Roundup

10 Things to Educate Your Servers About. It doesn’t matter if your servers have waited on 10 tables or 10,000 tables—there’s always room to grow. Even the most experience server can still improve! Educating your servers is one important task that can help your restaurant provide better service. Here are 10 things you should make […]

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Two Environmental Keys to Patient Satisfaction

Since the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) – a mandated survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care – rolled out in the last few years, patient satisfaction has taken on a whole new meaning. Care is no longer ranked solely by outcomes and expertise, but also by the experience patients and […]

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