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Messaging On The Floor

Introducing Sure Stride Impressions Mats   Adhesive-backed mats printed with important messages and/or custom designs

Sure Stride Impressions mats are price-competitive if not advantageous over custom floor decals, AND there are no minimum orders like you typically see with other custom imprint products.  You get all the benefits of a floor mat – slip-resistance, anti-microbially treated, no residue – for less than the price of a custom decal.   Provides Clear Messages – Mats can be placed at pivotal locations to provide important messages or reminders Stays in Place – Adhesive backing keeps the mat flat and in place, even with heavy cart and buggy traffic Hassle Free – Mats can be left in place during daily floor cleaning; floor scrubbers, mops, and brooms will pass right over them without causing damage Won’t Leave Residue – Sure Stride mats are less likely to leave a sticky residue than floor decals Odor Resistant – Anti-microbially treated for protection from odors Slip Resistant – Low-profile high-traction surface provides additional traction and slip resistance Will perform for up to 3 to 4 months under normal use Sold by the cases; 6 mats per case; no minimum order required  

Contact:

Pete Dumont-Owner

Alliance Supply Co.- Bend Embroidery- Bend Scrub Store

Ph 541-350-0627

Cell 541-788-7857

www.alliancesupplyco.com

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Why Mats Are Important

And the Right Mat Service is Even More Important

DIRTY FACTS

Dirt and Dust

  • APPEARANCE & CLEANLINESS
    • “A massive 95% of shoppers say exterior appearance influences where they decide to shop.” (State Systems Inc. 2016)
  • When asked, “What’s the first thing guests notice when they walk in the door?” the most popular first response of consumers was “is it clean” (41%).  (Housmethod.com, March 2020)
  • “A study done on pubs surveyed 2,000 customers, and 85% said that the hygiene of the restaurant was as important as food quality.”  (The Morning Advertiser 2018)
  • “One in eight people will warn their friends and family about restaurant cleanliness after they visited.  (Independent.co 2018)
  • DUST
    • 80% of the dust, dirt & grime in public buildings are “tracked in” from the outside (Institute of Industrial Laundries).
  • Dust can also affect the temperature of your workplace, as the build-up of dust in the workplace decreases the efficacy of all machinery and equipment over time. (Zehnder Clean Air Solutions)
  • “Confinement of dust particles in equipment, ductwork, dust collectors, compartments, or spaces can lead to explosions or flash fires in the workplace. (OSHA)
  • Dirt and dust cause nine out of ten system failures. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)
  • If customers receive dirty and dusty goods, they will not be pleased and are more likely to reject and return your product (Zehnder Clean Air Solutions)
  • The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that led to the deaths of 119 workers and injured 718 others (OSHA)
  • A commonly quoted statistic is that 80% of dust is made up of dead skin, but that is actually a pretty small percentage. Dust in houses and offices is made up of a combination of pollen, hair, textile fibers, paper fibers, soil minerals, cosmic dust particles, and various other materials found in the local environment. (Hughes Environmental 2015)
  • Depending on how small the particle is, dust can stay suspended in the air for up to 5 days. (Hughes Environmental 2015)
  • LABOR
  • “Labor costs make up 85-95% of the cost of cleaning.” (International Sanitary Supply Association, 2020)
  • Studies show that one square yard of commercial grade carpeting can accumulate over a pound of dirt over one week & 2 pounds per week during inclement weather (International Sanitary Supply Association).
  • It is estimated that only 10% of dirt is removed from mats with a vacuum cleaner (Georgia State University Test).
  • HEALTH
    • Injury rates peak among workers who regularly get less than five hours of sleep a night (7.89 injuries per 100 employees) and among workers who typically work more than 60 hours a week (4.34 injuries per 100 employees). (National Safety Council)
  • For people with respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) or emphysema even small increases in dust concentration can make their symptoms worse. (The Department of Health)
  • TRACKING & FLOOR CARE
    • “This means that 11 kilograms of dirt can be tracked in by only 1000 people coming through an entrance over a 20-day work period.” (Construction Specialties)
  • “1500 people can remove 42% of the finish from a hard floor surface.” (Construction Specialties, 3M)
  • “85% of all soil enters a building on the feet of building occupants. Of this, at least, 80% is dry soil and the rest is oily.” (floormatshop.com)
  • “Normal vacuuming only removes about 10% of the dirt entrenched in carpet fibers and pads.” (Chemical and Engineering News 2017)
  • SCIENTIFIC STUDIES
    • ISSA states that entrance matting of at least six feet can remove 40 percent of soil, 12 feet can remove 80 percent of soil and 36 feet of matting can remove 99 percent of soil. (2019)
  • “Depending on how small the particle is, dust is capable of staying suspended in the air for up to 5 days.” (Hughes Environmental)
  •  “An estimated 5 billion tons of dust is transmitted through the atmosphere each year.” (Hughes Environmental)
  • “So, scientists’ reason that a substantial number of unknown contaminants in dust exist that could pose health risks.” (Chemical and Engineering News 2017)

Slips and Falls

  • AGE
    • “Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.” (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • Each year in the United States, one of every three persons over the age of 65 will experience a fall. Half of which are repeat fallers. (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • According to the CDC in 2005, more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died because of a fall. Up from 7,700 a decade earlier.
  • “The CDC also reports that approximately 1.8 million people over the age of 65 were treated in an emergency room as a result of a fall.”
  • “Of all deaths associated with falls, 60% involve people aged 75 years or older.” (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • “Even though slip and fall accidents are often the most serious for older adults, they’re a leading cause of injury for all age groups.” (Adam S. Kunter)
  • The NFSI estimates that between 2005 and 2020, the number of seniors in the U.S. will increase from 35 million to 77 million. Statistically, seniors are far more likely to experience a slip-and-fall accident.
  • ERGONOMICS
  • Two professors from Loughborough University did a study that tested anti-fatigue mats against simply standing on the floor and found that those who stood on the mats showed many less signs of discomfort and neck and back pain or tightness. (2012)
  • “Standing requires 20 percent more energy than sitting. While a standing desk can be good for you, too much time on your feet can cause several health problems, such as lower back, neck and leg pain, circulatory problems and more.” (Flexispot 2019)
  • “A prolonged standing strain index (PSSI), which was developed to assess the risk associated with standing jobs, revealed that a standing duration greater than one hour continuously was unsafe for health.” (Flexispot 2019)
  • “In this study published in the International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 16 participants without previous low back pain were asked to stand for 2 hours in two different standing positions alternating between using an anti-fatigue mat and standing on a rigid surface. Most of the participants (15 out of 16) self-reported a reduction in low back pain.”
  • “Discomfort, tiredness, and sore feet, legs, knees or hips after long hours of standing are the combined effect of several factors, namely the design of the work, the workers’ footwear, and the flooring material.” (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  • “When used properly, anti-fatigue matting provides an overall healthier work environment, fostering enhanced worker productivity. This can also result in significant cost savings for employers in a variety of business sectors, especially in industrial locations.” (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • EXPENSE
    • The costs from a slip and fall incident can quickly add up. A recent NSFI study indicates that the industry spends over $2 billion on such injuries each year and that these injuries are increasing at a rate of about 10 percent annually.
  • “Slips and falls do not constitute a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries but represent the primary cause of lost days from work.” (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • “Considering the average cost for a slip, trip or fall injury is $20,000, while the cost to defend a slip or fall claim is $50,000, it makes sense companies need to ensure they have appropriate safety practices and programs in place to address and prevent these injuries.” (BIC, 2016)
  • “Slips, trips and falls cost businesses over $11 billion per year.” (BIC, 2016)
  • “Adding to this cost is the fact an employee suffering from a slip, trip or fall incident misses an average of 38 work-days, costing millions of dollars to organizations in lost productivity while also driving up insurance costs.” (BIC, 2016)
  • “Total injuries due to falls estimated at $13-14 million per year in the United States. Falls are the number one cause of accidental injury.” (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • FOOD SERVICE
    • “Slips and falls are the most frequent injury to food service workers.” (EHS Today 2016)
  • “Slips and falls statistically land at the top of the list of accidents that occur in food service kitchens,” says Jeff Nelken, a food safety expert and trainer.
  • “Injuries from slips and falls occur at a rate of 30.9 in food and 28.5 in beverage per 10,000 workers, according to BLS, higher than the 24.8 incidences in overall manufacturing.”
  • More than 3 million food service employees and over 1 million guests are injured annually because of restaurant slips and falls, according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).
  • According to the National Restaurant Association, slips and falls are the greatest source of general liability (GL) claims within the restaurant industry.
  • Our Nation’s $494 billion grocery store industry spends $450 million annually to defend slip and fall claims. (NFSI)
  • HEALTH AND HAZARDS
    • Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
  • Half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall. Most fall injuries in the home happen at ground level, not from an elevation. (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • “Fall fatalities are nearly equally divided between men and women. However, more women will experience a slip-and-fall accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls accounted for 5% of the job-related fatalities for women compared to 11% for men.” (National Floor Safety Institute)
  • “OSHA says slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths, second only to automobile fatalities.”
  • “A slip and fall accident causes severe injuries in 20-30 percent of cases.” (Adam S. Kunter)
  • RETAIL
    • “According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips and falls are one of the most common and costly workplace incidents across all industries.”
  • “Customers who are injured in slip and fall accidents on store premises may have a valid case against the business.” (Alllaw.com)
  • “Walmart admitted that there were 451 reported slip and falls in its bathrooms in its Florida stores.  This is for the 5 years before October 28, 2018.” (JZ Helps, 2019)
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Let’s Have Fun!

You Work Hard, Have Fun Too

These Scrub Vests are just what the Doctor ordered to cure a dull boring work wardrobe. You have been asking about Vests, well here they are and in stock now.

Versatile enough for work providing the extra layer, extra pockets and so cute to boot. Definitely a scrub, but so good looking they will go with you after work wherever you are headed. Pair them with a pair of peg leg pants and you will be stylin’.

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Show Your Style

Are you required to wear the company “Uniform”? Are you required to look the same as your co-workers? I understand the reasons for employers to have a uniform “Look”. It is most helpful for clients and patients to be able to tell with a glance who works there. Plus, I know it gives the place a very professional look, especially if the uniforms have the logo embroidered on them. 

But how do you “Show Your Style”? Small simple touches can go a long way to give you the style and unique look you crave. Have you tried changing up your badge holder with a “Sassy Badge”? See the Giraffe in the picture, add Giraffe socks and cute hat for off hours and you are Stylin’. This is just an example of many ways to Show Your Style in a Uniform World.

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In Hand vs. Online

Although it seems quite convenient to shop on the internet, there are still somethings that cannot be done online. As of now we do not have the technology to reach through the screen and touch & feel the fabric or texture of items we are looking to buy.

The biggest difference between scrubs, style & brands, is the feel of the material. Its composition just doesn’t give us enough information to know how it will feel against your skin. And the drape, or the way it hangs or moves with you, just can’t be conveyed through even the best photography.

Many scrubs are made of some combination of Cotton, Polyester, Spandex and the occasional dash of Rayon, but the way they are processed or the weight of the fabric can make it feel to the touch totally different. Even when the components are the same percentages.

And what about when the fabric content is not list for your online selection and when it arrives it is 100% Cotton, OH NO IT WILL SHRINK!! Which means you should have ordered a larger size. Sizing is also a big online challenge, as you know every style even within the same brand fit differently.

Answer to all these issues, come in and shop in person at the Bend Scrub Store. Touch & Feel, try on and compare. Find what looks best on YOU.

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Elle is on the Way

Next month we are hoping to receive our first shipment of Elle Medical Apparel. These French-inspired scrubs will be a welcomed addition to our Bend Scrub Store inventory. Special details and great fabric texture make these scrubs a cut above, without breaking the wallet.

We will be starting with the sport styled top and pants in Bold Red and Perfect Pewter, which can be mixed and matched for fun looks. Come get your hands on them.

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