How many objects do you touch throughout the day? Imagine this scenario: You come into the office and stop by the break room or the bathroom. Then you return to your desk, listen to your phone calls and log onto your computer. That’s about 5+ different things you came in contact with in the first ..
While snowstorms hit the northern states, flu is kicking into high gear across the country – especially in the southern and central states including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wyoming, as reported ..
Flu season has officially begun across the U.S. with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting peak flu activity expected in January and February. H1N1, known as the “swine flu,” was a global threat in 2008-2009 flu season. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in April ..
Feeling under the weather this holiday season? The Wisconsin Division of Public Health has reported cases of norovirus in Madison and Dane County. While it’s not related to the flu, norovirus is sometimes called “food poisoning” or “stomach flu” because it comes on quickly with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue and muscle aches. ..
Have you ever wondered how the flu spreads? Get ready to get grossed out. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.” Free Download: Download and ..
Noticing early signs of colds and flu in the workplace? Wondering about the best way to avoid getting sick this year? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tell us that the single best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three influenza viruses that are ..
October 15th, 2013 marks the 6th anniversary of Global Handwashing Day! Celebrating their 6th anniversary, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing originally created Global Handwashing Day for children and schools, and today, it is celebrated by many organizations that promote handwashing with soap. The 2013 theme is, “The power is in your hands,” empowering ..
Patients come to you for high quality care. But the fact is, the cleanliness of your facility can either improve or detract from their first impression of your practice. Studies show that 77% of us will avoid a healthcare facility that has dirty restrooms. Beyond the restroom, as patients walk through your waiting room, peek ..
Check out this infographic from The Worldwide Cleaning Association (ISSA). Interesting data that reinforces the need to create a clean, healthy workplace through professional janitorial services. © ISSA Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..
The good news is 70% of Americans say they always wash their hands after using a public restroom according to Bradley’s 2012 Healthy Hand Washing Survey. The bad news is that 29% said they sometimes skip washing up and 74% of the survey respondents said they frequently or occasionally see people leaving public restrooms without ..