CMM Weekly News Recap Asks How You Hang Your Toilet Paper

April 12, 2019

Spring is in the air, and so is the threat of tornados, fungal infections, and e-coli.

Does your facility have a plan to protect people in the event of a tornado? Read up on precautions you can take if you live in an area at risk of tornados, as well as safety tips to follow if your facility is in the path of a cyclone.

EVS workers in hospitals and other health care facilities are on guard against a relatively new antibiotic-resistant fungus, Candida auris, which was first found in Japan in 2009 and is now in health care facilities worldwide. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that EVS workers follow stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols to protect patients against C. auris and other health care-associated infections.

In the meantime, the CDC is still searching for the cause of a mysterious e. coli outbreak that sickened almost 100 people in five states. This outbreak serves as a timely warning to workers in food services facilities to take precautions against the spread of this foodborne illness.

Here at CMM, restrooms are always in the news. If you know of an outstanding example of design and cleanliness in a public restroom, be sure to nominate it for America’s Best Restroom Contest. And if your spring travels take you to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, don’t be too surprised if you don’t see your reflection staring back at you as you wash your hands.

Finally, we end the week on a light note. People can get heated about the correct way to hang toilet paper—either with the paper hanging over or under the roll. One study found it is more sanitary to hang it with the paper hanging over. Do you agree or disagree? Feel free to share your comments with CMM.


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