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A Numerical Snapshot of America's Hand Washing and Restroom Habits

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

For the past nine years, Bradley Corp. has been conducting the Healthy Hand Washing Survey to track America’s beliefs, preferences and behaviors in public restrooms.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

How Evero Helps You Create Inspired Hand Washing Designs Out of this World

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What if hand washing fixture designs could be derived from stunning intercontinental landscapes?  Envision the majestic mountains of Nepal, the deserts of Africa or the islands of Greece.

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Restroom at Indian Wells Tennis Garden Wins Game Point with Verge

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether or not you’re a tennis fan, chances are you’ve heard of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, which is hosted every March in Indian Wells, California. Renown as one of the world’s largest premiere professional tournaments, this year’s event runs March 5-18 at its state-of-the-art host facility – Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IWTG).

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Topics: Verge

'Tis the Season to Fight the Flu

Posted by Steve Thielke on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This year’s flu season is one for the history books thanks to tough-to-fight flu virus strains, such as the elusive H3N2. While this season’s flu vaccination is reportedly only 30% effective it is still highly recommended by the CDC for lessening the severity of symptoms.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Minimizing Restroom Slips and Falls Depends on Keeping Water in its Place

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jan 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Standing water and floors make a bad combination. We’ve all learned the hard way: If your foot comes in contact with a little water on flooring surface, it can be enough to set you off to sail.

A slip occurs when there is not enough traction or friction between a person’s shoe and the floor surface. The result is a quick and unfortunate shift in balance that causes a person to fall backwards.

These accidents are no laughing matters for the injured – or business owners:  

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Baby, It's Cold Outside - and other worksite maladies

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jan 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Safety managers know all too well the challenges and perils of making sure emergency safety shower fixtures work properly when outside conditions are freezing, windy, snowy, rainy and downright frightful.

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Topics: Bradley Safety Fixtures

Play Around with Washroom Spaces Using Bradley's Virtual Design Tool

Posted by Steve Thielke on Dec 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

So you’re in the process of putting together a design for your restroom. With all the selections and choices available for materials, fixtures, colors, styles and configurations, where do you start? Where can you turn for design inspiration?

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Topics: virtual design tool, design tool

The Halo Effect of Unappetizing Restrooms in Restaurants

Posted by Steve Thielke on Nov 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Does a dirty restroom make you lose your appetite?

If you answered “yes,” you are in good company. A whopping 89% of Americans believe that if a restaurant has a dirty restroom, it is likely that the restaurant’s kitchen is also dirty. Apparently, the cleanliness relationship between restaurant restrooms and kitchens is a little too close for comfort for many of us, according to Bradley’s latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey .

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Topics: healthy handwashing, restrooms

Every Minute Counts in an Emergency

Posted by Steve Thielke on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In every emergency, the length of response time can make the difference between a close call and a tragedy. In particular, the first seconds following eye and skin exposure to chemicals and harsh substances are critical in minimizing worker injury – the main goal of any worker safety program.

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Topics: Emergency Safety Fixtures, Emergency Signaling Systems

Site Surveys: Your Safety Net for Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Steve Thielke on Oct 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Calling all safety and facility managers:  You are not alone in your quest to provide a safe and compliant worksite for your employees. Bradley Corp., offers complimentary safety shower and eyewash system site surveys to ensure your facility’s safety showers and eyewash equipment are in:

  • Proper locations
  • Tip-top shape
  • Compliance with ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 guidelines and/or designated corporate goals or best safety practices
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Topics: site survey, safety site survey, safety audit, ANSI/ISEA Z358.1

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