Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gardeners Hygiene

Gardeners love to get their hands in the soil. That's ok because one can wash the hands when done. Wearing garden gloves keeps the dirt from getting under the fingernails, and is easier on the skin, so most people wear them when planting or pulling weeds. With the arrival of warm weather, gardeners have been out there in droves, seeing their perennials and bulb flowers faithfully coming in and blooming. Sometimes the gardener is just looking and admiring and then there is that overlooked weed that has to be pulled or a yellowed leaf that needs to come off. At times like this, there are no gloves, and the hands still look clean. Don't be fooled by that. Bacteria thrive in soil. They help improve the soil but can also be harmful to the gardener. Also spores may be present and you definitely want to get rid of these.

Just like any other situation where the hands have become contaminated, handwashing is necessary in order to avoid illness. The Center for Disease Control has said that proper handwashing is the best way to get rid of microbes. The most thorough way to accomplish this is to have an automatic, sensor-operated soap dispenser available. This eliminates touching the soap dispenser with dirty hands. So after gardening always clean your hands and stay healthy.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

That Menu Is Germy

It doesn't matter whether you are dining in a fancy restaurant, or eating in a small diner, the menu is handled by everyone. The customers and waiters all leave their own variety of germs on the menu. When you look to see what you want to order, you are not only contributing microbes but also picking up the ones left behind by others. Sometimes disease-causing germs are on that menu.

There is a way to avoid contaminating your hands before you eat and touch food. Remember your selection, and either go to the restroom and wash your hands (keep them clean by opening the door with a towel) or use some hand sanitizer. Having that sanitizer handy in your purse or pocket is very wise if you want to avoid getting sick . Leave the menu on the table for the waiter to pick up. Relax now and bon appetite.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Towel-Matic ll Towel Dispenser

There is a new sensor-operated towel dispenser available, the new iTouchless Towel-Matic ll Towel Dispenser. It is ideal for the kitchen and bathroom at home and also for public bathrooms, and where food is handled. After handwashing, it is important to avoid contaminating the hands.

Towel-Matic® II has a built-in optical scanner that identifies the perforations on the paper towel and stops right at the perforated line every time making tearing towel sheets easy and mess free. It is easy to pre-set any brand and dispensing length desired. It is powered by 4 C size batteries that can last up to one year or 100 rolls of standard 80-sheet towels. Optional AC adaptor is available. It is designed for table top, wall mount or under cabinet mount. Brackets sold separately.
From a decorative viewpoint it is attractive and comes in three finishes, red, silver, and white.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The enMotion Towel Dispenser

We are beginning to see more and more automatic towel dispensers in public restrooms. They are in restaurants, movie theatres, schools, hospitals, medical and dental offices, business offices, and all kinds of commercial and industrial lavatories. The public loves them because it helps prevent the spread of germs. Any device that is handsfree or touchless stops contamination and imparts a feeling of security, especially in a public restroom. The CDC(Center for Disease Control) urges handwashing as a good way to prevent illness.

Sensor-operated flushers, faucets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers and handsfree door openers all keep the hands clean after they are washed. That is why they are such a welcome sight in places where many different people use the facilities. With the recent H1N1 alerts, the public is becomimg more aware of prevention when it comes to touching germ-laden surfaces that can be the cause of illness. They appreciate it when an establishment provides these automatic devices.

A popular touch-free paper towel dispenser that is installed in many different places is the enMotion Towel Dispenser. The manufacturer is Georgia-Pacific, a trusted name and supplier of many well-known, products. One simply moves the hand under the dispenser where the sensor is located, and a clean towel appears. That towel can be used to turn off a faucet or open a door in case they are not touchless. The device is easily mounted on the wall and comes in two colors; blue and smoke.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Handwashing Is Prevention

That old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" cannot be more true when it comes to handwashing. The Center For Disease Control has stated that proper handwashing is a good way to prevent disease. Most germs are not pathogens or disease-causing. Germs like viruses, bacteria, some spores, and fungi are. Using automatic, touchless soap dispensers eliminate contamination .

When to Wash

Before eating, before and after handling food, after touching animals and their leashes, when someone is sick, after changing a diaper, touching blood or bodily fluids(saliva,nasal fluid, vomit) ,after using the bathroom, after touching trash, soil, or cleaning cloths. and before inserting contact lenses, giving medicine, and dressing wounds. Wash your hands to stay healthy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wheelchairs and Toilets

Those of us who do not require a wheelchair to get around probably never consider how cumbersome it is for people in wheelchairs to use the toilet, whether in the home or in a public restroom. It is a complicated process involving several steps.

First one must get alongside the toilet and apply the brake. Next remove the armrest and transfer to the toilet seat. Move the chair in order to swing the legs around. When ready to leave, transfer back onto the wheelchair and release the brake.

The whole thing would be made easier if there was an automatic toilet flusher. Technical Concepts has solved the problem with several types of sensor-operated autoflushers for restroom and tank style toilets. The Tank Style, wall-mounted Autoflusher senses the movement away and flushes the toilet It also assures that the toilet is always flushed and presentable. This system promotes hygiene by eliminating cross-contamination from handle touching and preventing odors from unflushed fixtures.

Public urinals and toilets can install Autoflushers for the same reasons.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Handsfree Towel Dispensers

Handsfree, clean towels can be dispensed in several ways. It depends on the type of dispenser used. The first type is a wall-mounted, sensor-operated towel dispenser, and is mainly installed in public restrooms or in food handling establishments. To operate it, one moves the hands under the dispenser and a clean towel appears. This assures that germ contact is avoided.

A wall-mounted, centerfold towel dispenser requires one to pull down the towel without touching the dispenser. Another towel is then ready for the next user. This method assumes that the next towel is also clean for the next person. We also find these in public restrooms and food establishments.

If it is necessary to operate a handle or lever type dispenser in order to get a towel, one can use the wrist or arm to do this and still avoid hand contact with germs to get a handsfree towel. In every case the towel can be used to exit the door and can then be discarded.

A countertop, sensor-operated dispenser is a sound addition to the home for the kitchen or bathroom. One places the hand in front of the sensor and the towel holder is turned while a towel is ready to tear off. This can not only help prevent cross-contamination from sick family members, food handling, and personal hygiene, but also can be economical. This type of dispenser releases full and half-size towels.

Avoiding germs is easy with handsfree towel dispensers