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Industrial manufacturers worldwide share concerns about the challenges affecting the global economy and their businesses, such as pricing, labor, supply chain and energy.
Most manufacturing production managers will likely agree that managing downtime is a top workday priority. When managed well, downtime can help boost efficiency, production and profitability. However, when mismanaged, downtime can strain production and create various downstream issues until a solution is found.
Between increased cleaning expectations and other economic factors, many facility managers are struggling with rising labor costs. Crystal DeLosSantos at JLL installed Onvation in her office facility to help capture $35,000 in labor savings p.a. and improve team productivity.
As people return to work, it’s important to reassure them about the cleanliness and hygiene of your facility. Before you reopen, consider the following 10-steps to demonstrate your commitment to maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.
Leading the way in smart sensing technology, the Onvation™ Smart Restroom Management System delivers data that helps those who manage facilities optimize restroom efficiency, reduce waste and create a more positive user experience.
Onvation customer Orlando Ackerson, Resident Regional Director Environmental Services for a 750,000 sq. ft. medical facility in Southern California, tells us how using the Onvation real time alerts has made his team more efficient. Resulting in a 12% increase in workforce index scores, and a 20% decrease in discharge turn times at his facility.
After installing the Onvation Smart Restroom Management System, Maureen Burns, Senior Property Manager at River Park Plaza Building in St. Paul, Minnesota, experienced a ninety percent reduction in tenant complaints, and a fifty percent reduction in consumable waste at her facility.
Long, winding bathroom lines are synonymous with big venues. Whether it is a sporting event, a concert, an amusement park, the theater or a convention center, everyone keeps an eye on the line to assess if it’s a good time to pop in.
The question on everyone’s mind: What’s the bathroom situation?
Professional men and women have a lot on their minds when it comes to one of the most critical areas in the office—the restroom. Read more to learn about employee restroom expectations and what businesses can do to help.
Safety at work is important when it comes to improving productivity and efficiency. Keeping your employees engaged gives them ownership and makes them more accountable when it comes to being safe in the workplace.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following video shows how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels when it comes to absorbing water.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following video shows how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels when it comes to reducing contamination.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following video shows how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels when it comes to absorbing oil spills.
A recent survey found that about three-quarters (74%) of consumers agree if the restroom is not clean, they do not believe the rest of the facility is being cleaned properly3.
The Dallas Zoo partnered with The RightCycle Program to create a better world for animals by recycling disposable nitrile gloves that might be used for animal care, cleaning, and food preparation.
Rags and reusables have long been cleaning staples in industrial and manufacturing facilities because of perceived cost, efficiency and sustainability benefits.
But did you know that these perceptions don’t match up with reality?
By: Juliet Hollyhurst, Onvation® operations leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional
One of the first products to achieve the GBAC STAR™ Registered Seal was The Onvation Smart Restroom Solution, manufactured by Kimberly Clark. Onvation checked all the boxes for registration as it was assessed by the GBAC Advisory Council Scientific Board for its scientific validity, usability, practicality, safety and effectiveness related to claimed uses. This registration assures customers and manufacturers/companies that the program or technology has been graded against a rigorous process to be awarded the GBAC STAR™ Registered Seal.
Over the years, university laboratories go through thousands of single-use lab coats and nitrile gloves. Read the case study to learn how The RightCycle™ Program helped the University of Cincinnati keep more than 650 pounds of used PPE out of landfills.
Sierra Nevada’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the company. This case study highlights how The RightCycle™ Program helped the first company to achieve platinum zero-waste certification become even more sustainable with its gloves.
Sustainability is a journey with several stages along the way and not every organization is at the same point in that journey or on the same path. “We’ve seen a maturation in the corporate response to environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, in an online forum before a group of Kimberly-Clark Professional customers.
While climate change will have significant impacts on virtually everyone, Uren outlined 10 trends in sustainability that directly impact businesses in a recent online forum for a select group of Kimberly-Clark Professional customers.
Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying. Check out why single-use towels offer the most effective and most hygienic hand washing solution compared to jet air dryers.
Dirt can sometimes hide in the most obvious places. Collaboration and teamwork are the norm in today’s modern offices, but as co-workers meet in crowded conference rooms and huddle over computers exchanging ideas, they’re also sharing something else, germs.
Even before the pandemic, unsanitary restroom conditions were bothersome and often included smelly odors, splattered surfaces, and no toilet paper or soap. The goal is often to get in and get out as quickly and with as little contact as possible. As visitation restrictions loosen and foot traffic increases in hospitals and healthcare facilities, the odds are stacking up for increased healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). In fact, according to the National Library of Medicine, multiple research studies have found that poor cleaning of surfaces within health care facilities is a major source of HAIs because of the transmission of microorganisms, like MRSA
When it comes to wiping a surface – whether it’s a counter or machine part – there’s a perception that using a rag or shop towel multiple times is less wasteful than using a disposable wipe.
Based on a recent study, the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of reusable cleanroom apparel degrades significantly after the garment has gone through wash and irradiation cycles. This poses a real yet invisible contamination risk to aseptic manufacturing environments.
The world of manufacturing is tough on PPE. That’s why KleenGuard’s® Nemesis™ protective eyewear comes in a wide variety of styles for varying light conditions, head sizes and magnification needs.
Keeping the operator’s dirt and germs out of the sterile cleanroom environment is the main objective of the sterile cleanroom suit. It’s critical for cleanroom operators to select cleanroom suits that provide the highest levels of inherent sterility that can be maintained during the gowning process.
Does your PPE power your productivity? In this video we put athletes through a physical workout to test their productivity while wearing PPE. KleenGuard apparel with reflex design is 7.5 times less likely to tear. Human-centric engineering and comfort is what separates KleenGuard protective clothing from other PPE.
Think your coverall is tough? Watch this video to see how we test our KleenGuard® A45 coverall with reflex design to make sure they’re durable, and flexible enough to protect workers.
As part of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s response to COVID-19, we quickly formed a crisis response team tasked with managing the business through the pandemic and communicating changes to the company. Tracy Doucet was appointed to lead this team.
KleenGuard’s approach to human-centric design starts with the end-user in mind. This video explains how they choose to not only deliver products that are safe, but products that deliver improved performance and productivity.
Wearing the wrong gloves can increase contamination as well as compromise the quality of your work. This video demonstrates how Kimtech® Purple Nitrile™ gloves helps protect the science and the scientist.
When it comes to reducing contamination in the cleanroom you need apparel that can stand up to the challenge. Kimtech’s® sterile single-use cleanroom apparel offers seamless protection when and where it counts every time, guaranteed.
Students of all ages need to be healthy and focused so that they can perform their best in school. However, it’s hard for them to be their best in environments that promote the spread of germs.
Having healthy employees improves both productivity and the bottom line. Find out ways to prevent the spread of germs and improve the hygiene of one of the most used places in the office, the restroom.
Restrooms can make or break your building’s impression overall. Having clean, well-stocked restrooms is essential to the satisfaction of your tenants and guests. Find out what might be preventing you from maintaining restroom cleanliness and what solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional can provide.
As the COVID-19 spike driven by the Omicron variant began to diminish in the hard winter of 2022, states across the U.S. started easing up on pandemic control policies. Governors from California to New Jersey announced the end of mask mandates and other restrictions. The public returned to public spaces.
How much do you know about handwashing? These easy-to-follow 12-steps will teach you all you need to make sure your hands are clean.
Follow these 8 easy steps to make proper hand sanitizing a habit.
Have you considered your hand hygiene throughout your day? With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and germs from their hands, being aware of the many surfaces and objects that are touched in a day can encourage better hygienic behavior among customers and employees.
Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying, based on the speed, the degree of dryness, the overall effective removal of bacteria, and the prevention of cross-contamination. The Mayo Clinic and World Health Organization discuss the hygienic efficacy of different methods of hand drying and why paper towels might be more effective in keeping your hands clean.
Placing hand sanitizer and signage in retail, grocery and foodservice common areas is a step in the right direction. But studies show it simply isn’t enough to make a real impact. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene protocol, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
Office surfaces and objects that are touched by lots of people throughout the day should be cleaned and disinfected daily in order to help break the chain of germ transmission. This article explains how targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
Creating a more hygienic health care facility doesn’t stop at the restroom. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
None of us predicted the abrupt transition to virtual work in 2020. Perhaps even fewer people would have guessed that the great telework experiment would prove overwhelmingly successful.