Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infection The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths each year in the United States alone due to Healthcare-acquired Infections (HAIs). All patients visiting a hospital are susceptible to contracting an infection. Children, elderly and people with immune deficiency are more at risk of being infected. Many people visit a healthcare facility seeking treatment for an existing illness, not to leave with a new infection. This can
Benefits of Painted Steel Casework Built to withstand harsh lab environment, painted steel has set the standard for quality and durable casework. Powder coating has been around since the early 1950s and is widely used in the automobile, construction, consumer appliance products, and healthcare furniture industries. What makes painted steel casework so great? Painted steel is the process of electrostatic applying epoxy powder coating onto a metal surface. This process gives steel a second “skin”
School Laboratory Casework Is wood casework best for a school laboratory? Wood casework has been used in the construction of many K-12 schools and Universities laboratories. Traditional wood casework has provided schools with a sturdy and affordable solution when furnishing a new lab. As with many casework build material, wood has pros and cons. This article will cover the advantages and disadvantages of wood casework in hopes to provide you with the best information when
Benefits of Powder Coated Steel Casework Many laboratories, healthcare, and medical offices are implementing powder coated or painted steel casework into their facilities to extend the life of their furniture. Invented around 1945 by Daniel Gustin, powder coating is now a widely used process in a variety of industries including automobile, pharmaceutical, medical equipment and casework, consumer products, and construction. Aside from its attractive high-quality finish, powder coating provides a few advantages as well as
Benefits of an Adjustable Height Workbench Classic workbenches provide a solid and sturdy work area, available in different sizes and styles. Typically workbenches are fixed installation with a static height. Many of these traditional workbenches have a standard height of about 30″ and many professionals spend countless hours sitting at these workbenches. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time can cause damage to your health and recommend standing for at least an