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Workplace Hand Dryers Could Be Making Your Hands Dirtier

Workplace Hand Dryers Could Be Making Your Hands Dirtier

Hand air dryers found in many workplace bathrooms could be making your hands dirtier – sucking up bacteria from the bathroom air and depositing it onto your just-washed hands. That was what researchers found in a widely reported study last year.

University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University researchers found that electric hand air dryers can pull in germs distributed by lidless toilets and blow them back out onto people’s hands. These germs can then be spread throughout the entire office space.

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How to Prevent Your Employees from Catching the Flu, at the Sink and Beyond

How to Prevent Your Employees from Catching the Flu, at the Sink and Beyond

The flu season this year is being characterized as more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, with more people seeking medical help for flu-like symptoms and a high rate of hospitalization among those who fall ill.

Here's what you can do about it at your company to protect your employees from catching the flu, at the sink and beyond.

Flu Shots: Not Enough

Flu shots are the first line of defense. Their effectiveness, however, depends on how well matched the vaccine is to the strain responsible for the outbreak, which can be difficult to determine in advance. This year's flu virus is a particularly virulent strain, health officials say, for which the vaccine may be less effective.

Although they are recommended, you cannot rely solely on a flu shot to protect yourself from getting sick.

What Can I Do to Avoid Getting Sick?

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How to Reduce Sick Days This Cold & Flu Season

Winter is here and so is cold and flu season. What's worse is that there's a new strain of norovirus circulating, which can cause intestinal discomfort and is running rampant across Chicago now. Restrooms, doorknobs, elevator buttons – it seems everywhere there's a potential for infection.

However, with the right supplies, Roscoe will help you combat sickness during the chilly months with a range of products to keep you healthy.

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Your Source for Restroom & Hygiene Products

Restroom & Hygiene Products | Roscoe Chicago 

How many times have you been in a restroom where the toilet tissue dispenser was empty, the toilet seat was wet or dirty, or there was no soap for washing your hands or towels for drying?

Don't like using hand air dryers that simply intake and circulate air from restrooms?

Ever enter a room where the smell was less than desirable?

Like the opportunity to cleanse your hands, even if a sink and soap are not available?

Are you the person in charge of running to Sam's or Walgreens to replenish your hygiene supplies, and if yes, how much productivity is lost in making these runs?

Roscoe offers a full line of restroom and hygiene products to help keep your work environment a pleasant and healthy place. We provide dispensing units and deliver product refills with your normal weekly or bi-weekly deliveries. Our product line includes the following:

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Defend Your Workplace Against Illness

While some have the luxury of almost never getting sick, 98% of workers are affected by minor illnesses each year. Spending about eight hours every day, in the same space, touching the same appliances, machinery, buttons, handles and surfaces as your peers will affect even the toughest of immune systems.  text

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