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Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are very scary to think about. According to this infographic, if you are admitted to a hospital you have a 5% chance of contracting a HAI. While that might not seem like a very high percentage, nationwide 1.7 to 2 million people a year develop a HAI and nearly 99,000 of these people will die as a result of their infection. That is more people dying from HAIs than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Yet the problem is that no one is talking about this silent killer. Which is a shame because evidence suggests that the majority of HAIs are preventable.
A large percentage of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Proper sanitation of touch surfaces and adhering to stringent hand washing rules is one of the most beneficial things a healthcare facility can do to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections. But there is more that can be done.
Anti-Microbial Copper Surfaces will Help Reduce HAIs
Introducing Anti-Microbial Copper surfaces to your healthcare facility will also help in the fight against HAIs. The Anti-Microbial Copper surfaces actually kill 99.9% of bacteria that cause Healthcare Associated Infections within two hours of exposure. Consider Anti-Microbial Copper surfaces a back-up to protect patients in case the first line of defense – proper sanitation and hand washing – fails. It’s like locking your doors at night and also having an alarm system. You hope that the locked doors will keep you safe, but just in case you have the alarm system that will notify the authorities in case someone gets through the lock and into your house.
This is why we offer optional Anti-microbial Copper surfaces on all of our modular casework, laboratory furniture, and office furniture. This includes table tops, counter tops, desk work surfaces, pull handles, knobs, and more. Our Anti-microbial surfaces can be designed in any size and can be fitted onto new or existing casework and furniture. Contact us today at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to learn more about our Anti-microbial surfaces.
Are you wondering where all the floor space went in your office? Well, it has been stolen by all the file cabinets and static shelving! They are the culprits that are keeping you from saving floor space, increasing your storage capacity, and adding new work stations. Don’t worry; you can take back your floor space with Storage Shelves that Move! These moving shelving systems will rescue your floor space and provide you with all the benefits that come with having more space.
If you are wondering how moving shelving systems work, it’s fairly easy but highly effective in saving floor space. Shelving is placed on moving carriages with wheels that are attached to floor tracks. The shelving moves along the floor tracks to condense, which removes all but one or two access aisles. Because all of the shelving moves on tracks, you can open an access aisles wherever you want with just the push of a button! With Storage Shelves that Move, you will be able to save over 50% of your office floor space. (View More Photos of Moving Shelving Systems)
The Benefits of Storage Shelves that Move
• Double storage capacity in the same area
• Create extra space for additional work stations
• Lease less office space and lower building operating costs
• Centralize your storage and filing area
• Receive a quick return on your investment
• Reduce new construction costs
Designing and Installing Storage Shelves that Move and Moving Shelving Systems
Our expert team will work with you throughout the process of designing and installing Storage Shelves that Move in your office. Just give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us an email and we will put you in touch with your local office representative for a free space analysis.
You are meeting with an important client tomorrow so they can sign the paperwork to authorize a big deal. This is the make it or break it moment of your career. The big problem is that it’s 4 P.M. and you are in your office, but the paperwork is in the mail. Your only thought is when will the mail be delivered? You keep calling UPS and the mailroom to see if your package has arrived so you can pick it up, but unfortunately no one can give you a straight answer. You keep worrying that UPS has delivered it to the wrong office building or the mailroom attendant misplaced it. At 6 P.M. the mail still hasn’t arrived and everyone is leaving the office, including the mail room attendant. What can you do, it’s not like there is anytime package pickup. You leave for the day hoping that your paperwork will be delivered to you tomorrow before the big meeting at 9 A.M.
Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers Allow for Anytime Package Pickup
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly when your important paperwork arrives and have it delivered directly to you and only you? Package tracking services only go so far by giving you an estimated delivery time. Sometimes that estimate is wrong and you can’t be there to receive your package. Even though you can’t be there, Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers can be. Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers streamline the delivery of parcel packages and overnight mail to the recipient using high tech automated lockers and allow for anytime package pickup.
How the Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers Work
The Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers are a basically a bank of lockers arranged in columns with different size lockers in each column. In the middle of the bank of lockers, there is a computerized touch screen. (View Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers Photo Gallery) When the mail agent comes to drop off your package, they log into the system using the touch screen and the system designates a locker for your package. The mail agent places your package in the locker and the computer system automatically sends you a text or email to notify you that your package has arrived. The text or email includes a onetime unique code that will allow you to access the locker with your package. Now you can retrieve your package anytime you want, and you no longer have to worry about time restrictions, your package being delivered to the wrong office building, or the mailroom attendant misplacing it.
If you are ready to bring peace of mind through anytime package pickup to your office, just give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us an email. We will provide you with expert design and planning assistance to add Intelligent Parcel Delivery Lockers to your office.
Spacesaver® Corporation– Your GREENGUARD® Certified Sustainable Storage Partner
With so much hype out there in the commercial construction world about green building, it is hard to know who can really help you. Southwest Solutions Group takes sustainable green storage seriously, and we have helped many facilities trying to obtain LEED Certification with Spacesaver GREENGUARD Certified high density storage systems. We provide innovative storage solutions that will really make a difference in how you utilize space.
How Does Spacesaver Provide Green Storage?
One of the goals of green storage is to reduce the carbon footprint of a building, which preserves open space because a smaller building requires less energy. One way to accomplish this goal is by making better use of the space you currently have. Reducing non-productive square footage and allowing that space to be used for work areas and other high visibility and functional spaces can be accomplished with Spacesaver high density mobile storage. The Spacesaver high density storage system works by eliminating the aisle spaces located between traditional, static shelves. Shelves or cabinets are mounted on rolling carriages set onto floor tracks and roll together to save floor space and energy costs.
Who is Going Green with Spacesaver Storage?
Here are just some of the industries that have invested in green-friendly high density storage:
• Public Education
• Public Safety
For more information on how a Spacesaver high density shelving system can help your business go green, call us at 1-800-803-1083!
Spacesaver Environmentally Friendly GREENGUARD Storage Equipment Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis
Are you looking to invest in environmentally friendly GREENGUARD® Certified storage products? Whether you are trying to get LEED Certified or you just want to be more environmentally friendly, we have an exciting announcement for you. Spacesaver® has achieved GREENGUARD Certification for their innovative storage products. Now you can install high density mobile shelving and other innovative Spacesaver storage products that can contribute to a LEED Certified project.
First of all, Spacesaver GREENGUARD Certified storage products help you get your LEED Certification by reducing your carbon footprint by 50% or more. Even if you’re not pursuing LEED Certification on a new construction project, then you can still help the environment by making your office more space efficient and productive. The impact of Spacesaver storage and filing systems are- smaller more energy efficient buildings, lower construction costs, and less energy to light, heat and cool buildings.
What Are Some of Spacesaver’s GREENGUARD Certified Products?
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving health and quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality. GEI certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a free resource for choosing healthier products and materials that improve indoor the quality of indoor work environments.
Spacesaver storage products passed a series of demanding tests required by GEI that determined their products have low chemical emissions suitable for enhancing the indoor work environment. GEI will monitor these products each quarter to maintain low emitting status.