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Do Your Workplace Restrooms Work for You?

Posted by Steve Thielke on Sep 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Employers might ask themselves whether their company's restroom "works" for its employees. 

On the bright side, two-thirds of American workers describe their restrooms as “excellent” or “very good,” according to Bradley’s latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

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Topics: hand washing, commercial restrooms, healthy handwashing

Germ-Proof School Restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Sep 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This time of year, students of all ages are congregating and settling back into schools and university facilities – and so are pesky germs. Inevitably, more germs lead to more colds and flus for students and staff. 

It’s no wonder three-fourths of K-12 parents report their children missed at least one day of school due to a cold or flu – most missing at least two or three days – according to Bradley’s Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

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Topics: school restroom, handwashing, healthy handwashing

Family Friendly Restrooms: Bradley's Child Care Solutions Give Parents a Sturdy Helping Hand

Posted by Steve Thielke on Aug 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever had to change a squirmy baby or corral a restless toddler in a public restroom, you know how challenging it can be to “take care of business” while keeping little ones safe, secure and out of harm’s way.

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Topics: Restroom Design, child care solutions

Restroom Confidential (Part 2) - 5 More things we do - and wish businesses would do - in public restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Aug 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Bradley’s annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey illuminates how Americans think and operate in commercial restrooms… and how they wish companies would do a better job at maintaining their restrooms.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Restroom Confidential: 5 things we do - and don't do - in public restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To keep a pulse on American’s preferences, behaviors and actions in public restrooms, Bradley conducts an annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Got a tricky Industrial plumbing problem? Let Design on Demand solve it

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Does your facility have a plumbing issue that seems impossible to figure out?  It’s no secret that industrial plumbing problems are often quirky, complex and even frustrating. Many times there are no easy answers for configuring plumbing applications that also take into account spatial needs, industry requirements and limited budgets.  

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Topics: design on demand

Fine-tuning Summerfest's Restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When people think of Summerfest, images of music, Milwaukee, crowds and beer often come to mind. And with good reason.  Summerfest attracts nearly 1 million spectators each year from Milwaukee and around the world. Many of whom love listening to live music – and drinking beer. While Summerfest’s music stages are clearly the venue’s top attractions, its restrooms also draw many repeat visitors.

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Topics: bradley product case studies, summerfest

Universal Design

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No matter your age or physical ability, aren’t you a bit relieved whenever you come across a doorway with automatic doors?  You don’t need to pull, push, twist or touch any handles. You needn’t recombobulate the packages or gear you’re carrying in order to free an arm or hand to operate the door. Understandably, manual doors are even more cumbersome for those using walkers, wheelchairs or strollers.

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Topics: universal design

Emergency Shower Power: Next Gen Advancements

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to efficacy of plumbed emergency fixtures, response time and washdown is where it’s at. Bradley’s product research and innovation are using cutting edge technology to make its line of emergency fixtures work harder, better and quicker. Our goal is providing customers the absolute best emergency relief possible. Here’s how:

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Topics: spintec showerhead, Emergency Safety Fixtures, Emergency Signaling Systems, halo

The State of Public Handwashing in America... More By the Numbers

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The State of Public Hand Washing in America… More By the Numbers

 The results are in from Bradley Corp.’s latest annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey. Bradley looked at everything from American’s hand washing beliefs and behaviors to public restroom likes and dislikes… and everything in between.  

Which numbers surprise you most?

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Topics: healthy handwashing

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