Category: Safety

Clean Up After the Storm

The storm may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the danger is.  Read on to learn some tips and important steps your can take for clean up after the storm. Prevent or Clean Up Mold After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family. After a storm or flood, mold can be a serious problem. Act fast to prevent...

Celebrate 2015 International Clean Hands Week!

It’s International Clean Hands Week!  Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important and easiest ways to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. Stay healthy by celebrating International Clean Hands Week, September 20th-26th. Did you know? Nearly 22 million school days are lost due to the common cold alone. Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or more on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Improving your health is as easy as washing your hands. Hand-washing can reduce repertory illnesses in the general population by 21% according to...

Winter Innovation: Snow & Go Ice Melt

As the reality of winter settles in (thanks to the latest polar vortex taking hold of the US) it’s time to prepare for another season of widespread deep freezes. To help ease the pains of snow and ice removal this year, an innovative new product has entered the market to add to your customer’s arsenal. Introducing, Snow & Go! With a mixture that is only 1/3 salt, Snow & Go is a unique combination of ice-melting rock salt, and highly absorbent clay. This mixture serves a three-fold purpose: The salt melts the ice and snow The clay particles absorb the...

A Product Guide for Ebola Disinfection

With the Ebola virus being one of the top news stories for several weeks now, the need for information regarding everyday disinfection has grown exponentially. Whether it’s the hospitality industry, transportation, education or healthcare, the fears of this deadly virus are not unfounded as it’s made its way onto US soil. Regardless of the industry served, the same general disinfection guidelines apply, and we have gathered all of the latest information needed to keep yourself and your customers informed and protected against the Ebola virus. General Guides to Disinfection The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control...

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Power Through the Storm with Duracell/Procell!

Prepare for Anything with Duracell/Procell Preparedness can make all the difference both during and after a disaster. Not only an important part of any disaster tool kit, batteries are also an important part of our daily lives, year-round. During this season, however, preparedness is especially critical. In addition to warmth and sunshine, Summer is notorious for surprising us with wildfires, droughts, floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and anything else Mother Nature can throw our way. Oftentimes, these events lead to downed trees, power outages, building damage, road closures, and more. While most people have a general plan in place for for...

DSR’s Product Guide for Automotive Service Professionals Week

This week we salute those men and women whose knowledge and expertise keeps us on the road! The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has declared the week of June 9-15 to be National Automotive Service Professionals Week. Created in 2005, it’s a day where we stop and appreciate all of their hard work– for without them, the sales person’s journey from A to B would not be possible. Odds are, you spend more time being their customer than they spend being yours, but if you don’t already have a steady stream of Automotive Service Professionals on your list of customers, we’ve...

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A DSR’s Guide to Understanding GHS

Technical specifications regarding chemicals and cleaning products is not typically an area of expertise for most DSR’s, making the recent changes regarding the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) especially daunting to understand. When it comes to selling these products however, your customers may have questions, and the following guide to GHS compliance converts the abstruse jargon into easily understood answers.   What is GHS? The goal of GHS is to simplify the classifying and labeling of chemicals for safety purposes. By attempting to create a unified system of chemical classification, the hope is to have a global understanding between all countries...

Keep Customers Safe With a Daylight Savings Battery Change

This Fall you can help business managers across the country make a potentially life-saving decision. Sunday, November 3rd was the annual “Fall Back” Daylight Savings Time, marking the day where homes and businesses across the country are urged to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is strongly suggested that home and business owners use Daylight Savings Time to do this, as the recommended schedule for testing detectors and changing batteries is twice a year, and with our busy lives, having something to remind us is always helpful! Did you know that, according to the...

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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....

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RJ Schinner Now Carries IMPACT Cleaning Products!

RJ Schinner is pleased to announce that we now carry IMPACT Cleaning, Maintenance and Safety Supplies! Providing you with everything from bulk soap dispensers to trash bins and dollies, and everything in between, IMPACT offers high quality products without the big name price. IMPACT has been in business for over 49 years, and currently offers over 2900 SKUs. Some of the IMPACT products now available include: Disposable Gloves– including Nitrile gloves Disposable Clothing– for medical and industrial protection Safety Equipment– wet floor signs are a must! Floor Care Supplies– mops, wringers, dust pans, and the all new Mopster! Washroom Accessories–...