Tagged: hand washing

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...

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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...

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Review Food-Handling Safety Procedures

In addition to our series of articles on food safety, The Daily Meal has an excellent slideshow focusing on the the “15 Things You Need to Know to Practice Food Safety.” A good review of the steps when handling food, like raw meat and eggs.   “When beginning your work in the kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with getting everything ready and making sure your recipes are organized, but always remember to wash your hands before handling food.” Of course, RJ Schinner can supply you with anti-bacterial hand soaps to help insure food safety.