Category: health

Simplify Sanitation with Steramine 1-G Tablets

Would you have a pint of beer with a perfect stranger? What if you had to share the same cup? I’m sure most people would cringe at the idea, simply because you just never know where that mouth has been. That is exactly why in commercial applications, the law requires a third sink sanitation system. Without this important third step, infectious diseases can easily be spread through beer glasses, spoons, or anything that comes in contact with a stranger’s bodily fluids. There’s a conveniently packaged, pre-portioned product on the market for sanitizing purposes called Steramine 1-G. In a handy tablet...

long-term care gloves

Understanding Proper Glove Use in Healthcare Settings

Gloves are an important part of many of your customer’s safety and sanitation procedures. From healthcare to food service, to auto mechanics and nail technicians, wearing gloves not only protects the employee, but the customers or patients as well. What happens, though, when gloves are not being used properly? Are your customers using the right gloves, and practicing proper hand hygiene? A recent study shows that this may not be the case. According to a study published June 20th, 2013 by Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, gloves were being used improperly 42% of the time in the healthcare settings observed....

urine remover

New Clorox Urine Remover Takes on Unpleasant Jobs with Ease

Clorox has added a new cleaner to their arsenal of trusted chemicals! The all new Urine Remover is specially formulated to gently neutralize and remove urine and other bodily fluids safely from porous and non-porous surfaces. Unlike a general bathroom cleaner or bleach, it is ideal for use as an effective spot cleaner on anything from tile grout to bed sheets. Accidents happen, but the reality is, certain accidents are much more likely to offend and much more difficult to clean. It’s not surprising that 72% of American adults consider unpleasant odor to be the #1 cause of an “awful...

Clorox Discontinues 182oz and 96oz 6.15% Bleach to Make Way for 8.25% Concentration

Clorox has chosen to discontinue production of the 6.15% Ultra Concentrated Bleach. The formula offered has transitioned to an 8.25% sodium hypochlorite concentration, which will now be sold in 64oz (#31009) and 121oz (#30966) bottles, replacing the 96oz and 182oz bottles. (View Sell Sheet here.) Why the change? 1. Increased kill claims: New 5 minute C. Diff kill time 39 vs. 38 kill claims 3 vs. 1 influenza kill claim 2. Better disinfecting value: 20% use cost savings in 121 oz pkg. 13% use cost savings in 64 oz pkg. New 1/2 cup vs. 1 cup dilution 3. Better bottle...

Solaris Receives Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation for Nvi Dispensers

Solaris Receives Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation for Nvi Dispensers

For a person with arthritis, simple daily tasks can be daunting. Things that most people take for granted, such as opening a soda can, writing out a check, or even using the bathroom, can be difficult and painful undertakings when your joints are afflicted with the pain and swelling caused by arthritis. Solaris Paper has not overlooked this fact, and has adopted innovative technology to develop the new Nvi dispenser that electronically releases bath tissue for use in public restrooms. The dispenser has received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-Of-Use Commendation, which is a recognized distinction that serves to endorse the products...

Clorox Re-Brands Dispatch Products

Your customers may have already noticed an exciting new packaging change from Clorox, which became effective at the beginning of this year. The DISPATCH line of products, which are geared towards healthcare use, are now being re-branded as Clorox Healthcare. This change only effects the name and packaging, as the product itself including the formula, kill claims, and EPA-registration numbers will remain the same, as will UPCs and pricing. The following UPC’s will now feature the new look, and the Clorox Healthcare name: Clorox Healthcare 32 oz. Spray- UPC 2996968970 Clorox Healthcare 32oz. Pull Top- UPC 2996968832 Clorox Healthcare 128oz....

As New Norovirus Strain Spreads, Are Your Customers Protected?

According to the CDC, a new strain of the norovirus is circulating in the US. As though a tougher flu season isn’t bad enough, the norovirus (which is often confused with the flu) is adding to the uptick in illnesses this winter with the new strain (GII.4 Sydney) being held responsible for  the outbreak that occurred on the vacation cruise line Queen Mary 2, as well as 58% of all norovirus outbreaks in December. Norovirus, often referred to as “stomach flu,” is an illness unrelated to influenza that attacks the intestinal tract with symptoms such as painful inflammation, nausea, vomiting...

5 Basic Flu Survival Tips for DSRs

DSRs and salespeople in general are especially susceptible to getting sick, as are their customers. When you consider all of the handshaking, surface-touching and traveling that occurs on a daily basis, the likelihood of contact with flu-infected people as well as the odds of passing it on are quite high compared to the average person. This is of most concern throughout the winter season, and this year in particular as the US faces the highest incidences of flu in recent history. According to an article on USNews.com, “CDC data shows this year’s flu has struck early and often. Doctor visits...

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Helping Your Customers Reduce Flu Incidences in Just 30 Seconds

Now in full swing, this year’s flu (H3N2) in particular has been quite severe- with a 6.2% increase in incidence over last year, as shown on the map to the left. With your customers surely looking for ways to minimize their risks, Reckitt-Benckiser has issued a brand new sell sheet for Lysol Professional products– specifically for cold and flu season! On the sell sheet are various options for antimicrobial cleaning, with a 30-second kill claim guarantee for H1N1 and H3N2, as well as 50 other microorganisms. There are few things in life that come with a full guarantee. One guarantee...

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Advising Your Customers on the Benefits of Paper Towels vs. Hot Air Dryers

When it comes to cleanliness and the prevention of the spread of bacteria and viral infections, everyone will agree that hand-washing is hands-down one of the most important measures one can take. A less clear question is, which method of hand-drying is more effective in preventing the spread of germs? The answer is paper towels, according to a recent study from the Mayo Clinic published in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In a selling situation, it may be difficult to argue the benefits of paper towels over hot air dryers when the customer is price-sensitive. Many business...