April showers are here and rain can undoubtedly be a major nuisance for outdoor workplaces. Is your team prepared? Equipping your team with protective rainwear can dramatically boost employee productivity, especially if you’re in an industry that consistently works outdoors. OSHA does not mandate employers to pay for ordinary clothing such as rain coats, but it is highly recommended for employee safety to ensure that projects will be completed on schedule.
Read on to learn the importance of adequate
protection from the rain, as well as what qualities to look for in rainwear to
ensure your team is properly protected from the weather.
Continue reading Does your team have protective rain gear?
What is the most important factor when purchasing restroom paper products? According to a survey recently conducted by Sofidel America Corp., 78 percent of cleaning industry professionals consider cost when purchasing restroom paper products.
Continue reading The Real Cost of Bathroom Paper Products
Did you know that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30? The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher.” Whether you find yourself in a hurricane, cyclone, flood or typhoon, all of these storms can cause disastrous damage. Continue reading Safety equipment to wear when a hurricane hits
Since caveman days, humans have been expressing themselves through art and words on the surfaces of their environment. Yet in today’s world there are many artistic mediums available, and expression becomes vandalism when it involves somebody else’s property. Continue reading Got Graffiti All Up in Your Business?
A clean workplace can promote productivity, satisfaction and a stronger culture among employees. However, one unclean hand can undermine all of this in just a few days.
A recent study uncovered the impact of hand hygiene on employee absenteeism— researchers found that a standard office desk harbors 10 million bacteria, 400 times the amount of germs than a toilet seat. After testing 4,800 surfaces in office buildings, researchers found that the dirtiest surfaces include: keyboards, refrigerator doors, microwaves, and sink-faucets.
Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Office Cleaning Procedures
Earlier this month, seven Kansas Department of Revenue employees were placed on administrative leave after a bed bug infestation was discovered in one of their office buildings. All employees were even required to inspect their homes for bedbugs before returning to work.
Believe it or not, pest infestations in the workplace are more common than you think. In fact, this year in the Central US, 87.1 percent of companies saw an increase in bed bug activity. Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Tactics for the Workplace
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 2,000 workers in the US sustain a work-related eye injury that requires medical attention each day. Prevent Blindness America and many other professional organizations maintain that 90% of these accidents could be prevented. As an employer, you are responsible for providing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for every person working under your supervision. You can do your part to prevent these injuries from happening by understanding when eye protection should be worn and what type of protection should be used for different tasks. Continue reading Reducing Eye Injury: The Basics
The ExxonMobil oil spill, Three Mile Island accident, Challenger Explosion, and Chernobyl were all disasters in their own right. They have each been studied extensively to isolate what caused them, and it’s been found there are many factors that worked together to cause these events to occur. What’s interesting is that one factor, in particular, was common among all of these crises—and it’s a factor that impacts every work site operating today: sleep deprivation. Continue reading Staying Energized and Increasing Productivity on the Job
There might be more than calendars that need to be replaced in your workplace this January. As an industrial workplace employer, the safety of your workforce falls to you. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered the last line of defense for workplace safety. No matter the industry, knowing when to replace safety equipment minimizes failure of worn-out devices and resulting injuries. Here are some ways to know if it’s time to discard the old PPE and bring in some new gear. Continue reading When to Replace Safety Equipment
In the wake of two major hurricanes, countless businesses along our country’s southern coast are faced with the aftermath—in particular, water damage. We know that when it comes to your business operations, downtime equals lost revenue, so to help businesses get back up and running ASAP, we’ve compiled some steps to take in the event of a flood or other water damage. Continue reading Your Business Flooded… Now What?