Food Safety Icons

A picture is worth a thousand words and, when it comes to working in a kitchen, a picture can prevent a thousand accidents. Something as simple as posting a food safety icon near a workstation can lead to a dramatic reduction in completely avoidable errors.

Preventing Bacteria Transfer During Surgery By Changing Gloves

Two researchers, Buvana Reddy, MD of HealthPartners Institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Jonathan Scrafford, MD of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, have reported promising findings from a small, randomized trial. The study found that glove changes prior to abdominal closure during C-sections were helpful in preventing bacteria transfer during surgery.

Green Cleaning Techniques For Asthma-Friendly Classrooms

According to a recent story by local news outlet WWLP-TV, schools in the Holyoke, Massachusetts area are changing up their cleaning supplies to promote better environmental responsibility, and to reduce high incidents of asthma among students.

Keep Public Bathroom Clean

Tips For Keeping Public Restrooms Clean

Rosie D. Lyles, MD, head of clinical affairs for Clorox, writes about the risk of so-called “superbugs” – organisms that are resistant to drug treatment, and says that “there is a growing body of research that shows that many of these microbes are commonly found in public restrooms.”

Cleaning Industrial Facilities

Are You Cleaning Around the Clock?

Factories, generating plants, and other industrial locations are among the most challenging job sites to clean. In addition to getting incredibly dirty, they often present safety hazards – given the machines and chemicals involved – and, unlike other kinds of businesses, many industrial facilities operate around the clock.

Food Safety for Off-Premise Operations

Easy Steps for Safe Holding in the Kitchen

Management of holding times is imperative for food safety. But, in a high-volume, busy food production area, safe holding in the kitchen can be difficult to control.

Hand Sanitizer and Handwashing

Among the general population, there are some pretty divisive opinions when it comes to hand sanitizer. For every person who can’t seem to live without one – keeping them in their car, desk, and so on – there are others who complain about having to use hand sanitizer and find it unpleasant.

Food Safety for Your In-House Garden

Food Safety for Your In-House Garden

If your restaurant or dining hall is growing its own food or herbs, it’s important to have a food safety plan in place. Just as any grower must take steps to ensure the safety of their products, so must you. Here’s how.

Biggest Aggravations in Public Restrooms

Public Reaction to Unclean Restrooms

How clean are your restrooms? While some businesses may not put much thought (or effort!) into the cleanliness of their public bathrooms, their customers frequently do.

Washing Machines in Schools

Washing Machines In Schools May Improve Attendance

On our blog, we’ve discussed before the dangers of chronic absenteeism in schools. Poorly cleaned areas can be one cause, but another unexpected reason may also be involved: a lack of clean clothes.