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.
Topics: healthy handwashing
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:
- Slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits, according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NSFI).
- The National Safety Council Industry Facts estimate that compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip-and-fall accidents total $70 billion. (National Safety Council Injury Facts 2003 Edition)
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.
Topics: Bradley Safety Fixtures
I believe as individuals – and organizations – we all become more by giving more.
Our expressions of gratitude and service within our communities make positive impacts that sometimes aren’t measurable. But acts of giving do make real differences in the lives of others – and in our own lives.
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?
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 .
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.
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
Each year on October 15 millions of people around the world recognize the intrinsic importance of hand washing with soap by participating in Global Handwashing Day, established by Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW).
Topics: Global Handwashing Day
Employers might ask themselves whether their company's restroom "works" for its employees.