Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from US Casehouse!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from US Casehouse!
You can take steps to help prevent catching the flu and spreading viruses that cause it. Here are some tips:
Wash your hands – Cold and flu germs may be spread by indirect contact. Someone might sneeze into their hand and then touch a doorknob or other surface, spreading the virus to the next person who touches it. Frequently washing your hands with antibacterial soap is an excellent way to help prevent getting sick.
Do the elbow cough/sneeze – Instead of coughing or sneezing into your hand, try to remember to instead cover your face with your entire elbow. Avoiding coughing or sneezing into your hands (or the open air) helps protect against the spread of illness-causing germs. If you forget to do the elbow cough/sneeze (or see someone else forget), it’s a good idea to keep portable hand sanitizer handy to keep germs at bay if you can’t immediately wash your hands.
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces – Viruses that cause colds and flu can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours (3 days!). You can help prevent the spread of illness by using Clorox disinfecting products on cell phones, phone receivers, doorknobs, bathroom surfaces, light switches, office break room surfaces, workout equipment, computer keyboards, and remote controls.
Drink water – Staying hydrated can help strengthen your immune system. If you do get sick, water helps wash out the germs. You’ll know you’re doing it right if the color of your urine is close to clear (if it’s dark yellow, drink more water!).
Stay home when you’re sick – When possible, help prevent the spread of illness by staying home when you have the flu or a bad cold. Your co-workers or classmates will thank you!
Disposable gloves are great to protect yourself while cooking delicious meals, whether it’s in a commercial kitchen or your own home. Choose from US Casehouse’s wide selection of food safe disposable gloves to find the right products for you.
Wearing disposable gloves will help save your skin from becoming dried out due to thoroughly washing your hands after each food prep task, because when you wear gloves during food handling and prep, all you have to do is change into a new pair of gloves!
Disposable latex, nitrile, or vinyl food safe gloves protect wearers from contaminants resulting from handling raw ingredients and uncooked food. Be sure to change your gloves after handling raw or uncooked food to minimize the risk of spreading the contaminants.
Disposable nitrile gloves are a favorite for many food prep situations, including handling raw and uncooked food and intricate tasks like slicing vegetables and other food items. Latex comes with allergy or sensitivity risks for some and for this reason is best to avoid in commercial food industry settings (you never know who might be allergic). Nitrile gloves are made of strong but thin material and provide a secure fit for protection without sacrificing dexterity while wearing the gloves. Of the disposable glove options, nitrile gloves are the most puncture-resistant and resistant to contaminants and chemicals commonly found in kitchens.
Disposable latex gloves are excellent for delicate food prep tasks (by users without allergies or sensitivities). They have a secure, tight fit that makes them perfect to wear when slicing vegetables or handling heavy dough and other food items. Powdered and powder-free options are available. Powdered latex gloves are easier to put on and more resistant to rips and tears, but powder-free gloves are ideal for restaurants and other foodservice environments because there’s no risk the powder will get in the food.
Disposable vinyl gloves typically feature a looser fit than nitrile and they’re usually better suited for serving food. Disposable vinyl gloves still provide enough protection against minor irritants, spreading germs, sticky stuff, and contamination when serving food. Perfect for cooking, counter tasks, dishwashing, and janitorial use. Vinyl gloves are good for short-term use and are more economical versus nitrile and latex gloves. Powdered and powder-free options are available. Powdered vinyl gloves are easier to put on and more resistant to rips and tears, but powder-free gloves are ideal for restaurants and other foodservice environments because there’s no risk the powder will get in the food.
Disposable poly gloves are excellent for light-duty foodservice prep tasks, like tossing salads, stacking sandwiches, or preparing certain snacks and appetizers. They feature a loose-fitting design that makes for quick and easy glove changes when needed.
With the right disposable gloves, you can make food prep a breeze and prevent spreading contamination and germs, promoting healthy food handling and serving.
Here are some helpful hits for teaching the proper disposal method at an early age in a public restroom, at school, at a friend’s house, or at home:
NEVER flush sanitary products (including tampons) down the toilet. Flushing tampons or pads can wreak havoc on plumbing. Tampons may flush, but they will not break down easily and can clog toilets, drains, and septic tanks and contribute to pipe blockages, leading to maintenance calls, time-consuming cleanup, and expensive repairs.
(Side note: It’s a good idea for business owners to print polite feminine hygiene disposal reminder signs to hang on the wall over the toilet or inside the stall door asking users to not dispose of feminine hygiene products in the toilet and instead use bags and waste receptacles provided for the disposal of personal hygiene items.)
Wrap up soiled feminine hygiene products. The most responsible and respectful way to dispose of a tampon (and applicator) or pad is to wrap it in toilet paper, facial tissue, or scented small bags made for wrapping tampons or pads in before disposal. Do not just drop soiled products in a waste bin unwrapped. No one else should have to view, smell, or handle your discarded products.
In public restrooms, tampons and sanitary pads are generally disposed of in small metal or plastic bins on the floor or attached to the stall wall next to the toilet. These bins typically have a liner, making it easier for cleaning workers to safely dispose of the contents. Make sure that when placing soiled products in the floor or stall bin that they go inside the bin’s liner.
Used sanitary products should never be left lying on the floor, even if there is not a sanitary disposal unit in the stall of a public restroom or a trash can in someone’s bathroom. Wrap them up and throw them away in the nearest trash can.
Immediately wash your hands after discarding sanitary products and using the bathroom.
With gratitude at Thanksgiving, we thank you for your business! We hope you have a happy and safe holiday with family and close friends! :)
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