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A good number of women and men report they use evasive maneuvers to avoid coming in contact with germs in a public restroom.

Friday Funny: Americans Dish On Hand Washing, Germs, And Public Restrooms

Friday Funny: Americans Dish On Hand Washing, Germs, And Public Restrooms

A good number of women and men report they use evasive maneuvers to avoid coming in contact with germs in a public restroom.

Survey On Hand Washing Practices

Ninety-four percent of respondents said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom. They don't think so highly of their peers.

National Hand Washing Awareness Week

Sloan's Hands-Free Plumbing Products Take Center Stage This Week, December 3-9.Restroom users no longer need to kick flush handles, cover faucet handles with paper...

Handwashing And Other Healthy Practices

Kimberly-Clark Professional lent its support to the 2010 Global Handwashing Day this past Friday, October 15.

Friday Funny: Clean Hands Are Happy Hands

A new contest to promote the importance of hand hygiene gives K-12 students the opportunity to design their own soap dispensers.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

Optimized Energy Use: A Washington, DC Case Study

A provider of commercial real estate (CRE) energy management solutions, MACH Energy is focused on demonstrating that efficiency upgrades for buildings do not have to...

Survey: Women Outdo Men in Workplace Hand Hygiene

Women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace: Almost half of men report seeing others exit their workplace restroom without washing up, according to the 2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

Building Stones Of Washington DC Landmarks

This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."

FRIDAY FUNNY BONUS: Men Caught Dirty Handed When It Comes To Good Hygiene

With Global Handwashing Day, just around the corner (October 15), a new survey reveals insight into Americans’ handwashing habits and it's not pretty. Consumer awareness of the importance of hand hygiene is grossly exaggerated, according to the survey findings.

Wash Your Hands!

For National Clean Hands Week (September 20-26) Georgia-Pacific Professional has made a poster available online to promote good hand hygiene practices among elementary school children.

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy Day.

Survey Reveals Dirty Little Restroom Secrets

Cell phone usage in a restroom stall is no longer taboo. According to Bradley Corporation's 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey, men and women text, check social media, and email in the privacy of a stall.

New Product Flash: Step ‘n Wash

This self-retracting step provides young children and their caregivers a better hand washing experience.

Friday Funny: Wash ‘Em, Just Wash ‘Em

Jefferson University Hospital has elevated hand washing to an art form. The hospital put together an impressive video that serves as a tribute to the king of all music videos, Michael Jackson. This organization's latest effort to boost healthy hand washing practices is a video called "Wash 'Em."

New Product Flash: Senso Faucet from Sloan

Intuitive, lighted controls enhance the user experience of this low-flow hand washing fixture.

Featured Video: Bradley Advocate Lavatory System

Experience the future of hand washing with the all-in-one Advocate Lavatory System.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Are Dirty Restrooms Bad For Business?

Three-fourths of consumers believe a bad restroom indicates poor management. The survey highlights interesting disparities between men and women in their hand washing habits. Nearly three-fourths of women (74%) say they always wash their hands after using a public restroom compared to just 60% of men always do so.

Repurposed Drinking Fountains

At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

Restroom Hygiene In Foodservice

On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.

Facility Retrofit: Convenient Consolidation

At The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, a restroom retrofit zeroed in on efficiency and occupant satisfaction.

Web Exclusive: Ice Machine Or Toxic Breeding Ground?

Proper cleaning and safe handling of ice machines help prevent illness, such as Norovirus and Legionnaires' Disease.

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Friday Funny: Patriotic Porta Potties

Since most offices in the U.S. will be closed in honor of the July 4th celebration, the FacilityBlog Friday Funny is coming to readers one day earlier.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Swine Flu—Key Facts for Facility Professionals

More cases of this fatal illness have been reported, and facility managers may opt to take precautions.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Of The Rest…Room

The Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Contest not only promotes a business, it also recognizes the effort made by facilities management teams around the country to put their best restrooms to the test.

Norovirus In The News

Facility managers and their staff play an important role in mitigating the impact of this illness. According to the CDC, norovirus is most prevalent November through April.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Antibacterial Paper Towels by Cascades Tissue Group

This away-from-home product is designed to minimize hand contamination by killing 99.99% of harmful bacteria almost instantly.

Groups Team To Promote The Stomach Bug Book

This free resource is now available to help schools prepare for incoming students and prevent the spread of stomach illnesses.

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