We’re still in the middle of flu season so now is a good time to revisit the basic tips for maintaining a healthy workplace. Promote good habits to help prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy, and happy! Download the tips here and share with your coworkers. Give us a call and we’ll help outfit your office with the cleaning and sanitizing essentials you need to prevent the flu hitting your office!
Worker safety is a necessity so can count on Kimberly-Clark for protective eye wear solutions. Read the case study below to see how the Jackson Safety Nemesis Safety glasses made a real difference in the life of a worker.
Countermeasure: The employee was wearing Jackson Safety* Nemesis* Safety Glasses at the time of the incident. The piece of metal struck the right lens of the employee’s safety glasses.
Results: While there was some swelling and bruising above/below the eye, the Jackson Safety* Nemesis* Safety Glasses prevented the foreign object from entering the eye, which could have done significant damage. Had the employee not been wearing safety eyewear the financial impact to the company could potentially have been as follows¹:
• $42,809 in direct costs and $47,089 in indirect costs, summing to $89,898
• For a company that has a profit margin of 3%, they would need $2,996,600 in sales to cover the total costs of this injury.
¹ Using the OSHA Safety Pays program (https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/safetypays/estimator.html), for an injury that results in vision loss
Count on Craft for workplace solutions that keep safety a priority for your employees.
Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional Exceptional Workplaces Case Study: Jackson Safety Nemesis Safety Glasses Help to Keep Workers Safe and Costs Low at a Power Generation Plant
Count on 3M workspace ready solutions for your health, work environment and overall productivity. The facts are simple – when you feel healthy and free of pain and discomfort, you can’t help but enjoy a better quality of life, both at work and home. 3M’s goal is to help create the work environment you need and Craft here is to help you determine the best solutions.
See below for sample of product solutions that Craft carries the expertise to help you determine what you need. Even more, 3M has a rebate special where you receive a $25 iTunes® gift card when you purchase $175 or more of qualifying 3M Products.
Standing Desk – When it comes to standing comfort, small adjustments can make a big difference! The 3M™ Precision Standing Desk provides maximum adjustability to achieve the most comfortable standing work position. Side-mounted levers controlling gas assist height change technology allows for continuous height settings up to 20” above the desk surface. The keyboard surface has tilt adjustment range to help achieve the most comfortable typing position.
Monitor Arms and Stands – 3M offers a wide range of desk mount monitor arms and stands from mechanical adjust to easy adjust that help you get your LCD, laptop or tablet display to the proper height for viewing. This reduces eye, back and neck strain and also frees up valuable desk space with more room to work.
Keyboard Trays and Drawers – 3M offers a broad line of sturdy keyboard trays and drawers with innovative features, such as adjustable platforms, soothing gel-filled wrist rests with antimicrobial protection, and Precise™ Mousing Surfaces that extend battery life of wireless mice up to 50%. This helps you get the proper ergonomic posture in almost any workstation environment.degradation
Privacy Filters – Keep login credentials, payroll information and other sensitive data private with 3M™ Privacy Products. Innovative technology prevents visual hackers from stealing sideways glances at your screens, while providing you with a clear view. Craft has filters available for monitors, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Need help finding the right size? Give us a call!
The good news it doesn’t stop here. 3M workspace ready solutions also include document holders, whiteboards, foot rests, mouse, mouse pads and wrist rests. Give us a call and we’ll bring our expertise to bear.
With the cold and flu season on the horizon, arm your office with cleaning essentials to keep everyone healthy and productive. Before choosing cleaning products, know the differences to make a difference in your office clean ups!
Cleaners – Cleaners are made to remove only the dirt and grime you can see. They’re great for a variety of everyday cleaning tasks, but don’t have any germ-killing agents.
Sanitizers – Sanitizers reduce bacteria, viruses and fungi and help prevent their growth when used to clean surfaces. They remove contaminants, but don’t kill them.
Disinfectants – Disinfectants are designed to kill microscopic organisms, eliminating the source of contamination. Read the labels of particular products to find out which bacteria, viruses and fungi each is designed to kill.
While we carry all the name brands in the industry, one of our favorite brands is the Genuine Joe brand. Count on Genuine Joe for reliability and top-notch performance with cost savings at hand. Call Craft for assistance in finding the perfect cleaning supplies as remedies for your cold and flu blues!
With the school year about to kick off, count on Purell and Gojo to help students and teachers stay healthy and in the classroom! Check out Purell’s Healthy Hands 101 series including hand hygiene facts, reducing student absenteeism, back to school/back to germs, five hand sanitizer myths debunked and how to stay healthy at school.
One of our favorite lessons is the Healthy Hands 101. See below for an overview and click on the image to enlarge for reading.
Healthy Hands 101 by Purell
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness. The surfaces in school with the most germs may surprise you! Cafeteria tables rank #1 because germs are more common where groups of students come together.
Experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Healthy Canada recommend alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. So count on Purell and Gojo for all of your needs. And before you know it, your students will make the grade in staying healthy at school.
At Craft, we have every style of dispenser may it be hand pump or automatic. From on-the-go travel size to large dispenser refills, count on Craft for all your needs for a healthy classroom.
Did you know coffee residue builds up around the spray head of your brewer where water comes out to brew coffee? With the proper daily cleaning and proactive, responsive preventive maintenance and repair, your can keep your brewers running smoothly which keeps everyone in the office happy!
Proper daily cleaning and proactive, deep cleaning schedules promote health and well-being with each cup while serving the best tasting beverages possible. You can rely on the Craft team to show you the basic steps for daily cleaning and for cleaning accessories such as long-handled brushes, cleaning tablets, and more to save you time and effort. If you have a brewer from Craft, we already have you covered. If not, give your coffee brewer a deep clean with a call to Craft.
With the cold and flu season around the corner, here are some important reminders on how to stay healthy. And, don’t forget to count on Genuine Joe for cleaning products to help your office stay “germ-free!”
- Frequently clean your desk, phone, keyboard and other supplies with disinfectant cleaner.
- Keep hand sanitizer on your desk and use it often. . .and share with co-workers!
- Wash your hands regularly, using soap and warm water.
Work Out at Work. Find ways to add activity into your workday routine. Park farther away, so you get a nice walk whenever you go to your car. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Try Desk Yoga…there are many online resources where you can learn the poses to stretch, strengthen and relieve stress.
Eat Right. Good nutrition is an important part of every work day. Choose snacks and meals that are satisfying and good for you. Rally for more nutritious options in the company cafeteria or snack machine, or bring nourishing foods from home. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are always great choices.
Stay Hydrated. Be sure you’re getting enough water: eight 8-oz. glasses each day. Keep a water bottle on your desk and know how many times you need to fill it to get your daily H2O quota. Water helps keep you alert, relieves stress, carries nutrients through your body, and even helps boost metabolism! It can also improve skin tone and texture, so it’s a beauty boost, too!
Did you know that many products can be made from recycled paper including toilet paper and tissues, printer and copier paper, paper towels and napkins, paper plates, cardboard, tape, coffee filters, building insulation and sheetrock to name just a few? At Craft, we are committed to providing products made from recycled materials, sustainable, renewable, Energy Star rated, bio-based and certified to meet stringent environmental standards.
Green Your Breakroom. We offer cups, plates, bowls, spoons, forks and napkins that are compostable, made from renewable resources and/or recycled materials. You can even wash your dishes with a bio-based soap and use a sponge made from recycled materials and plant-based fibers. Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered.
Stock Eco-Friendly, Everyday Office Essentials. Stocking your supply closet with eco-friendly products has never been easier. From desk accessories to markers, pends, envelopes, scissors, paper and so much more, you can feel great about outfitting a green office.
Use Natural Cleaners. Natural cleaning products reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that go back into the environment, which helps protest the air we breathe and water we drink. They’re also healthier, because they are not as damaging to your skin and don’t have the noxious fumes that commercial cleaners often do. From breakroom to bathroom and everything in between, we have green cleaning supplies to fit your needs.
Be Tech Savvy…The Eco-Friendly Way. You’ll find lots of Energy Star rated printers, shredders and appliances, reusable flash drives, remanufactured printer cartridges, rewritable CD/DVD media, environmentally friendly computer/screen cleaners, as well as recycled media storage, CPU stands, monitor arms and keyboard platforms. And, are you participating in our free My FootPrint program? Craft donates all of the buyback funds to area nonprofits.
Use Furniture That Meets Strict Environmental Standards. We have furniture options that meet stringent environmental standards like SCS and Greenguard certifications. You’ll also find furnishings made with high percentages of post-consumer content, which means those items are made from materials that might otherwise be in landfills.
The war against office germs is always a challenge, but during the flu and cold season these viruses make it even more difficult to stay healthy and productive. If you want to beat the cold and flu this year, prevention will be key!
Sanitize. Before you eat or touch your face use hand sanitizer. Give each employee a small dispenser for their desk and place large dispensers in the bathroom and other common areas like the break room. Both wipes and gel based formulas will kill 99.9% of germs.
Disinfect germy areas. The best way to disinfect high germ areas like door knobs and keyboards is to use convenient disinfectant wipes. For added protection, wear a pair of gloves while cleansing these areas.
Remind employees to wash hands. Hang colorful signs in the restroom that give tips on proper hand washing. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent sickness.
Provide tissues. If an employee needs to sneeze, make sure they have tissues on their desk to stop germs from spreading.
Follow these prevention tips, and make this cold and flu season your healthiest yet. Check out some of my favorite supplies to stay healthy and productive!
Genuine Joe Lemon Scent Hand Sanitizing Wipes
Genuine Joe Disinfecting Wipes
Genuine Joe Vinyl General Purpose Gloves
Genuine Joe Hand Gel Sanitizer
Genuine Joe Foaming Hand Soap Refill
Genuine Joe Cube Box Facial Tissue
Did you know that sitting for long periods of time can cause negative health effects? In fact, research has shown that the average worker spends a little under 6 hours each day sitting at their desk. Evidence suggests that sitting all day can lead to Type 2 diabetes, metabolic problems, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. Conversely, standing all day can lead to back, knee or foot problems.
The healthiest way to work is to split your time between sitting and standing, which can easily be achieved with sit-stand desks and desk converters.
We carry sophisticated sit-stand desks that work effortlessly with simple to use height adjustment controls. And you don’t have to give up your office style either. There are several work surface finishes to choose from including mahogany and maple, as well as black and silver bases. We can even customize desk sizes and shapes.
Our stand desk converters offer a less costly option that literally transforms your standard sitting desk into a standing desk in seconds. Not only is the desk height adjustable, but you can also adjust your computer monitor for your comfort. The large work surface makes it easy to place your keyboards, mouse, phone, etc. all in one place.
At Craft, we carry several brands to meet your needs including ErgoGenesis, RightAngle and Victor. See below for a few models of sit-stand desks and desk converters. Call Craft for more information.