Steve Thielke

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Design on Demand Makes "The Impossible" Possible

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you manage systems for providing safety showers, tepid water and liquid processing, you know that each facility has its own unique requirements. You also know that plumbing needs are not one-size-fits-all.

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Topics: design on demand

Award-winning Hand Washing: WashBar Cleans Up in Product Design Competitions

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There are good product designs, and then there are exceptional product designs that rise above all others in its category.

Since its product launch in 2017, Bradley’s completely touchless all-in-one WashBar is one of those stand-out products that has created more than just industry buzz. This innovative hand washing system is the featured centerpiece in a growing number of restrooms across many markets, receiving rave reviews from users, building owners and architects alike.

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Topics: Verge with WashBar Technology, WashBar

Plastic v. Metal? Lenox® Lockers’ 20-Year Warranty Makes Plastic an Easy Choice

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 11, 2018 8:23:21 AM

So, your locker room needs updating. In what kind of shape are the lockers?  

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Why Washroom Accessories Must Be Durable for All Sizes

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: bariatric

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


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

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