Hand Dryer Location and Paper Towels Influence Hand Washing, CleanLink

Hand Dryer Location Influences Hand Washing By SM Editorial Staff In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by members of the industry Does the placement of hand dryers in a public restroom promote hand washing? Where is the best placement?Yes, it does promote hand washing. Customers recognize high-speed hand dryers that dry their hands effectively and…

Asthma Friendly School

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15 years of age, and the leading cause of absence in school. One school in Duval County decided to try to do something about it and today they were awarded for it. John Love Elementary is the first school in Duval County…

Aqueous Ozone Cleaning

Learn about Ozone: Ozone (O3) is a powerful cleaner-sanitizer that: Effectively deodorizes, disinfects and destroys fungi, mold, allergens and bacteria Is made up of three oxygen atoms and is readily found in nature Has long been used in water treatment, food sterilization and medical therapies for its remarkable anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties Rapidly oxidizes bacteria…

Back to Basics Hand Hygiene

By Mary Shinn The healing hands of a healthcare professional too often bear the risk of spreading infection while administering care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), failure to engage in proper hand hygiene is the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections and the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), including vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus…

Cleaning for Health and Safety

Question: What are the top SIX activities in cleaning that will have the greatest impact on safety and health? Answer: Here is my list of the top SIX activities necessary to impact the health and safety of our public. Train and re-train housekeepers (custodial staff) that their role is NOT cleaning for appearance sake, but for “health’s sake.”  For too long…