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Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes Receive U.S. EPA Registration to Kill Clostridium difficile Spores in Three Minutes

Eariler this month, Clorox released news that their germicidal wipes had recived EPA registration to kill C. Difficile. The press release states: OAKLAND, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Clorox Professional Products Company, a division of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), announced today that Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes are now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores in three minutes, the fastest C. difficile contact time available for disinfecting wipes.1 Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes are now EPA-registered to kill a total of 51 microorganisms, including all ESKAPE pathogens (E. faecium, S....

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Odorless Healthcare Facilities are Better for Visitor Experience

Cleaner smelling healthcare facilities leave visitors and patients with a better impression of the care they receive. Visitors can gauge a facility’s effort in addressing those concerns by simply looking at the space. How a healthcare facility is maintained reflects heavily on the quality of service provided. For example, odor and cleanliness play a huge factor in how people judge a restaurant or store — so why not the same at a healthcare facility? Healthcare facilities need to lower the health risks of residents while still providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all. Well-placed sanitizers and lack of cleaning...


Top Restroom Complaints

When polled, the top five most common restroom complaints that commercial office facility managers received were odor problems — particularly urine odor — and visibly dirty floors. Urine Odor Odor problems are the types of complaints that are directly related to cleaning — or, in this case, the lack thereof. Visibly Dirty Floors BSCs agree that this is one issue that, compared to the other top complaints, strictly pertains to cleaning quality. Unless occupants have extremely dirty shoes or are spilling substances on the floors on a regular basis, dirty floors are caused by poor cleaning performance. …. Periodical deep-cleaning...

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Prevent Infections in Health Care Facilites

Preventing infections in health care facilities has always been a top concern of health care providers and professionals. Health care-associated infections (HAIs) continue to plague facilities in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one out of every 20 patients will become infected with an HAI. Among the most prevalent infections are Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and the Norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues guidelines for preventions of these infections. Sanitation and sanitizer play a heavy roll in the prevention of these infections. CDC’s Six Steps to C. difficile Prevention:...

RJ Schinner Website and Blog an Invauable Resource to Cleaners 20

RJ Schinner Website and Blog an Invauable Resource to Cleaners

Sanitary Maintenance tracks the rise of online distribution. The role of wholesalers as a valued partner for jan/san distributors has increased in recent years, thanks to rising order minimums put in place by manufacturers. With warehouse space at a premium, distributors like having an option to buy as much — or as little — of certain supplies as they need, and have those supplies shipped directly to customers. Wholesalers are strengthening their partnership with distributors by providing Wholesalers are dedicating technological and informational resources to making their websites destination sites for distributors by hosting a wealth of industry-related information for...

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RJ Schinner’s Real Time Purchasing Power

While the days of dictating purchasing orders over the phone and waiting for catalogs in the mail haven’t disappeared, the faster pace of business and the necessity of real-time digital communication have driven wholesalers to augment their customer service offerings for a variety of customers. Wholesalers have added portals for e-commerce as well as e-commerce platforms that distributors can integrate onto their own sites for added functionality. Both options make it easier to buy cleaning products online.  “Our customers vary in size and technology needs so we offer a variety of solutions,” says Brian Schuster, marketing manager for Saalfeld Redistribution,...

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Get your Q3 Rebates Now!

Your 2nd quarter rebates were due on June 30th.  Q3 rebates are now available — see right side bar. Contact us if you need any assistance. Make sure you get your money! Related Posts:New Quarter, New Rebates!Don’t be left out in the Cold! Q1 2016 Vendor Rebates are Now…Q2 is Slipping Away… Don’t miss out on Vendor Rebates!


Nashville now taking orders!

RJ Schinner is pleased to announce that our ninth branch in Nashville, Tennessee is now open today and ready to take orders. Related Posts:A New Location & Warehouse Expansion PlansRJ Schinner Opens Two New LocationsAnnouncing Rubbermaid!

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C. difficile Infections Hit All-Time High

C. difficile Infections have hit an all-time high in the United States. Clostridium difficile infections have reached an all-time high in the United States, and 94% of these infections initiate with medical care, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. C. difficile–related deaths increased from 3,000 in 1999-2000 to 14,000 in 2006-2007, according to the CDC. The data were published as a CDC Vital Signs report and were presented in a telebriefing on March 6. C. difficile is “a formidable opponent,” and a patient safety issue everywhere that medical care is provided, said Dr. Clifford McDonald,...


Venus Products Discontinuation. Now Earth Friendly.

Venus Products will be discontinued and will be now branded as Earth Friendly products. From today’s press release: “Venus Laboratories had operated under the Venus Laboratories name from 1967 to 2007. In 2007 we officially began doing business as Earth Friendly Products rather than Venus Laboratories. Our change in name reflects our success with the Earth Friendly Products brand and our commitment to manufacturing the most effective plant-based cleaners in the world. Effective July 1, 2012 we will no longer produce any Venus Laboratories products, with the Unitab being the only exception. Earth Friendly Products is currently made up of...