IS YOUR WASHROOM

UP TO THE

TEST?

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  • Answer a few questions about your washrooms — where cleanliness and safety matter most to your visitors and employees
  • Get a few tips
  • Submit a question to one of our experts
  • Enter for a chance to win $500 in Georgia-Pacific Professional products

QUESTION 1 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

How do folks dry their hands in your washrooms?

Air dry

Fabric towels

Paper towels

Wipe their hands on their pants

TIP: People wash hands more early in the day or if reminder signs are posted. Dirty sinks are turn-offs and make people less likely to wash.

Source: Medical News Today

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QUESTION 2 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

How are you prompting folks to wash their hands?

Posters and/or signs

Bathroom attendants offering cologne and breath mints

Email reminders and pictures of filthy things

We don't. They won't listen anyway.

TIP: In 1935, toilet tissue pioneer Northern Tissue proudly announced the world's first "splinter free" toilet tissue.

Source: Quilted Northern® Bath Tissue History

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QUESTION 3 OF 6 CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

Do you currently have any touchless equipment in your bathrooms?

Faucet

Soap

Towel

None

TIP: Hand sanitizer is not a cure-all. It doesn’t work as well if hands are visibly dirty, and does not kill all germs.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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QUESTION 4 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

How well does the style of your dispensers match the stylishness and/or decor of your overall facility?

Check here if you do not have dispensers

TIP: Touchless dispenser technology and aesthetics have improved greatly. Newer units also have greater installation flexibility.

Source: Adapted from Improving Touchless Technology

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QUESTION 5 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

Do users in your washrooms have unlimited access to products such as soap and towels?

Yes. They’re grown up enough to use only what they need.

No way! They’d take the mirrors if they weren’t bolted down!

TIP: Paper towels can reduce bacteria on hands up to 77%, which is why giving occupants proper hand-drying materials matters.

Source: European Tissue Symposium

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QUESTION 6 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

How environmentally-friendly are your washrooms?

TIP: Touchless devices can deliver significant savings by reducing waste, and lowering maintenance costs.

“Making A Touchless Restroom Work for Your Facilities” - white paper by Staples, Inc. and Georgia-Pacific Professional (June 2013)

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IS YOUR BREAKROOM

UP TO THE

TEST?

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  • Answer a few questions about your breakroom — where cleanliness and safety make for healthier, happier workers
  • Get a few tips
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  • Enter for a chance to win $500 in Georgia-Pacific Professional products

QUESTION 1 OF 6 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX

Do you have signs in your breakroom or kitchen areas reminding employees to wash their hands?

No, don't those belong in the washroom?

Do we REALLY need to remind them?

Absolutely!

TIP: A recent study revealed that half of surfaces in work kitchens are contaminated by bacteria which lead to gastric illness.

Source: dailymail.co.uk - April 2013

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QUESTION 2 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

Are your plastic or paper cup lids orderly, or do they end up in a jumbled mess?

Check here if you do not have lids

TIP: Jumbled lids and other supplies can lead to transmission of germs.

Source: Georgia-Pacific Professional - 2013; “Breakroom 101” internal training resource

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QUESTION 3 OF 6 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX

What do you use for wiping surfaces in your breakroom?

Sponges

Paper towels

Cleaning wipes

Dish towel with a life of its own

TIP: Hand sanitizer is not a cure-all. It doesn’t work as well if hands are visibly dirty, and does not kill all germs.

Source: Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov - 2013)

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QUESTION 4 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

Do your employees and guests seem happy with the supplies that are available in your breakroom? (such as towels, utensils, and cups)

TIP: Breakrooms can boost morale. Reading material, music, comfy chairs and the like make a difference to employees.

Source: Houston Chronicle/National Federation of Independent Business

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QUESTION 5 OF 6 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX

Do you offer disposable products, or items such as porcelain mugs and plates and metal utensils?

We use real cups, plates, and utensils to make it more homey

Disposable all the way

TIP: Where no dishwasher is installed, staff should wash and dry dishes, and remove / store them away from the sink area.

Source: Comcare Virtual Office

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QUESTION 6 OF 6 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX

What type of soap is available in your breakroom?

An old bar

A pump dispenser

A touchless dispenser

Hand sanitizer isn't enough?

TIP: Think again before using bar soap in public spaces. Germs can actually grow on bar soap and spread.

Source: Minnesota Dept of Health - 2013

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  • Put your best foot forward. Georgia-Pacific can help with that.
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IS YOUR WORK SPACE

UP TO THE

TEST?

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT NOW

  • Answer a few questions about your work space — where cleanliness and safety matter most to your employees
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QUESTION 1 OF 6 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX

What do your employees use to wipe down heavily soiled surfaces?

Their sleeves

Clean rental shop towels

Clean what? Us?!

Disposable wipers

TIP: Studies show that rented towels may contain dangerous contaminants and also damage surfaces.

Source: International Nonwovens Journal, Winter 2003

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QUESTION 2 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

If your employees use wipers, can they get to them easily?

We have wiper stations in all work areas.

We have set stations for wipers, but they're too spread out.

Easy: they have one sleeve on each arm!

TIP: Industrial laundries discharge more than 13 million pounds of contaminants into public water systems every year, 80 percent of which comes from shop towels!

Source: INDA brochure

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QUESTION 3 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

Do you have enough sinks/wash stations in your work areas to ensure all employees leave and enter their work space with clean hands?

TIP: A recent study found that eight solvents commonly found on reusable shop towels could pose a risk to human health.

INDA

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QUESTION 4 OF 6 ADJUST THE SLIDER

How frequently do your staff check there are sufficient cleaning supplies in work areas?

TIP: A clean, orderly shop can influence customers to place orders, and have a positive influence on job candidates.

Source: mmmsonline.com

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QUESTION 5 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

Do the wash stations in your work space end up messy and in constant need of refills?

Yep - it's absolutely impossible to keep them clean and stocked!

No, because we've gone touchless! Workers have no opportunity to spread their germs or mess, and we only have to drop refills in now and then.

We do a decent job of staying on top of the situation, all things considered.

TIP: The popular TV show Mythbusters found that light switches, money, and the seemingly innocent sponge carry the most germs!

Source: MythBusters, Episode 135: Hidden Nasties

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QUESTION 6 OF 6 CHOOSE ONE

Do you use environmentally-friendly recycled wipers, rental shop towels or non-recycled wipers?

Recycled wipers

Rental shop towels

Non-recycled wipers

TIP: The production of recycled paper has significant advantages over non-recycled, lowering impact on forests, pollution, water and energy consumption, and solid waste.

Source: CalRecycle

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SUSTAINABILITY
IMAGE
  • Hygienes. Bye germs. We see what you did there.
  • Work smarter, not harder. Like using SmartStock. Ask about it.
  • Waste not. Want not. That's what you always say.
  • Clearly you are sustaining sustainability.
  • Put your best foot forward. Georgia-Pacific can help with that.
ASK A GEORGIA-PACIFIC EXPERT ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

CONTEST IS NOW OVER!

Thanks for checking out The Mess Test! This contest has ended, but please feel free to take the quizzes and see how your work spaces stack up!

YOU'RE IN!

Now see how the rest of your workplace ranks.

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Send us a photo and a question along with a brief description of your situation in your washroom, breakroom, or workplace. We'll contact you with advice and ideas. And don't be embarrassed, we've seen it all! (Besides, we won't share your photo without your permission. We promise.)

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