Gender-Neutral Restrooms

discreetIf you are going to make some of your restrooms Gender-Neutral there are some things to consider. Your restrooms will need to be well equipped and stocked to provide for all of the needs of both male and female patrons.

Here are some examples of just a few things that will be needed: Seat liners for all patrons to sit as needed, taller stalls that provide more privacy & without gaps so that you can’t catch a glimpse of someone by accident. Sanitary napkin disposal receptacles in each stall and men’s urinals with privacy stalls.

But aside from the task and expense of retrofitting the restrooms themselves, it may actually help balance out the long restroom lines commonly found in front of the ladies room while the men’s room typically has no line whatsoever.

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But beware, with this change comes the acceptance of the new and unexpected. Women, prepare yourselves for the reality of some harsh sounds and smells and men…you better be prepared for the crude reality of woman’s feminine hygiene needs and what you may notice left behind in the receptacles.

Changing the restroom to Gender-Neutral will be a lesson in patience and acceptance on both sides. Women have distinctive sanitation needs that men don’t so be prepared to wait just a little longer. Gender neutral restroom

This change will not be easy for anyone in the beginning, especially the shy and those who just cant get used to the idea. But if we want change it is possible with the right tools and if everyone does their part to be respectful, courteous and discreet.

 

Discreet and Dignified Incontinence Care

Ecofriendly Diaper Disposal Bags

Incontinence shouldn’t prevent you or your loved ones from living life to the fullest. Our convenient and discreet incontinence disposal bags allow people to go about their days without worrying about where and when they can change their pad, adult brief or pull-up.

The S.A.C. disposal bags are great. They are large enough for extra large adult briefs, are very easy to handle, easy to open and simple to tie closed with the draw string closure. This plastic disposal bag will help to control odor and leaks. Now you do not have to be afraid to leave home or worry about disposing of your incontinence products discreetly.

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The S.AC. personal hygiene disposal bags are for the sanitary disposal of wipes, pads, diapers, pull-ups and adult briefs.
Shop on WalMart.com  or visit our website Golden Group International to shop for incontinence disposal bags, convenient bag dispensers and do not flush signs.

Challenges of Gender Neutral and Girls Restrooms at School.

Get ready for school to startA good #School #maintenance tip from Golden Group International for your gender neutral and girls restrooms.

School is difficult for most teens, but for a young girl growing into a lady, it can be very challenging experiencing her period in school.

The challenges range from; feeling sick, sometimes with cramps to emotional changes to feelings of embarrassment and clumsiness in not knowing the proper way to dispose of and change personal hygiene items discreetly or in a sanitary way at school.

This is so challenging for some girls that they may choose to wait as long as possible or until they get home to change tampons. This can be very unhealthy, even dangerous and can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Teaching young ladies about the importance of proper personal hygiene and providing a convenient, discreet and sanitary way to dispose of and change these items in the schools restrooms is very helpful.

New gender neutral restrooms can lead to additional challenges for young ladies in school because discreet disposal becomes even more important. Young girls are often embarrassed or shy about the changes that they are going through. This can be difficult in girls restrooms among their peers but when boys are also in the restroom or use the same toilet after girls it can be very intimidating. Additionally, most boys will be uncomfortable and perhaps even vocal about this topic if they see used feminine hygiene items left behind.

Offering a convenient, discreet and sanitary method to dispose of feminine hygiene items can greatly help to reduce unhealthy conditions for girls and can also help to protect your plumbing. Because, if there is no good option for discreet disposal , the next step will be to flush the items. This can cause a substantial amount of damage to the plumbing and pumps and can lead to backups, flooding and loss of use.

Visit www.GoldenGroupInternational.com to shop for the S.A.C. sanitary napkin and tampon disposal solutions for your school. E-mail info311@GoldenGroupInternational.com for volume pricing.

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Does a smelly, untidy restaurant bathroom mean that the kitchen is a filthy mess?

Once you see the bathroom, the food does not look so good anymore....

Restaurant owners who allow their bathrooms to become a filthy pigsty are obviously not paying attention to details. Customers will think if the restroom looks like this then the kitchen must be filthy too. Because after all, it is being run by the same people.

Part of running a successful restaurant is having control of what your employees do or don’t do.

Customers can not see the kitchen but they know that employees are the ones who usually clean the restroom, use it, wash their hands in it as well as clean the kitchen, prepare and serve food.

Filthy restrooms can lead customers to assume that a dirty bathroom indicates an unclean, disorganized kitchen. And, they are usually right!

Setting high standards in the restroom can make all the difference for your restaurant.

According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants, the “Big 5” Foodborne Illnesses are: Hepatitis A, Shiga toxin producing E. Coli, Shigella, Salmonella Typhi (Typhoid Fever) and Norovirus. This is enough to scare most customers away from any restaurant with a filthy restroom.Would you like a side of germs with that-

Great meals and excellent customer service will definitely help you to achieve success in your restaurant, but never underestimate the power of a clean, sanitary and well stocked restroom. Remember that paying attention to detail and keeping restrooms maintained will show your customers that you care about them and about food safety.

Golden Group International, Ltd. Manufactures washroom accessories for the safe and sanitary disposal of feminine hygiene items, baby diapers, wipes and incontinence products.

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Incontinence: The Romance Killer

incontinence romance killerIncontinence, the involuntary release of one’s bowels – whether urinary or fecal – has detrimental effects on relationships. Many people who suffer from it find it difficult to lead normal lives because interacting with friends and family is hard as there is a negative stigma attached to the idea of not being able to control one’s bowels. But as people age, they are more likely to experience incontinence, which leads to an increased number of older people who choose to isolate themselves.

For every man that has incontinence, there are twice as many women. When it comes to the relationships between men and women, incontinence leads to a variety of negative effects. Studies have been conducted to determine these negative effects and showed that the lack of confidence, bedrooms drama, laughter deficit in women and dating dilemmas were found in relationships where incontinence played a part.

Women With Incontinence

For women, incontinence has several psychological effects. They stop laughing because doing so puts pressure on their pelvic floor muscle, leading to accidents. They avoid sleeping next to others if they happen to leak during the night. What many women fail to realize is that 60% of their gender, at some point in their lives, have had to deal with incontinence.

The Problem With Dating And Incontinence

Spending quality time together strengthens the bond you have. But this can be hard for women as incontinence brings fear and insecurities. Studies show that incontinence is jokingly considered a “third wheel” in the dating world in the UK. A significant amount of women are nervous about dating because of this.

Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is a crucial aspect of life as it allows for your body to rejuvenate. But women with incontinence suffer from not getting enough sleep. When it comes to sleeping with your partner, women are that much more nervous. It’s natural for people to give their potential partner’s a good impression – and they worry that incontinence will ruin that. The loss of sleep has negative effects on other aspects of life too.

Laughter Is Not The Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine but not for those who suffer from urinary incontinence, as it leads to accidental leakages and embarrassment. People have therefore developed a coping mechanism to not laugh. Studies show that a third of women use this method to avoid embarrassment. This can delay bonding in a relationship.

How To Avoid Incontinence

Hydration

Being constipated can put pressure on your bladder, leading to incontinence. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, it’s important to keep your body hydrated. The recommended intake is 8 glasses of water daily, but this should be judged according to climate conditions. To strengthen your bladder system, consume a good amount of nutrients and vitamins. Urine that is pale yellow indicates you are sufficiently hydrated and dark yellow urine is a sign that you need to hydrate.

Increasing Fiber

To avoid the buildup of fecal matter, you need to consume a healthy amount of fiber in your diet. Whole-grain cereals, fruits and vegetables are a good source. The daily recommended intake is around 30-60 grams. This will prevent constipation and keep your digestive system healthy.

Exercising

Physical activity can stimulate circulation, even in your bowels, which makes it healthier and prevents constipation. Kegel exercises and even walking briskly can be effective enough – but kegel exercises are actually recommended to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Toilet Habits

Scientists have found out that our bodies are wired to adapt – even to our daily toilet trips. Avoid urinating until and unless you have a full bladder. Going again and again results in your body getting used to multiple trips – and that can lead to “accidents” when a bathrooms isn’t in close range. People often don’t realize they need to put an effort in using their muscles to pee, but they should in order to flush out all of the urine that’s present.

Similarly, fecal bowel should never be held in when there’s an urge. If the movement is not fluid enough, be patient and take your time in the bathroom. The recommended posture for passing stool, as studies show, is to squat. This releases more stool that would otherwise remain in your bowel, and it comes out easier this way. People can make use of a foot stool in the toilet for this.

Incontinence is more embarrassing than anything else, as it’s a fairly treatable problem. Consulting with a doctor and facing the problem is often the hardest part.

Do you know what century this is?

clogged toilet due to flushing personal hygiene productsYou guessed it. This is the 21 Century. So much has changed and improved and it seems like every time you turn around its time to upgrade to the newest and greatest gadget. We are all open to new and improved products and actually, we expect it. Now days, almost everything is disposable and there are specific ways that we are supposed to go about disposing of different items depending on their makeup. Regular trash goes in one place, glass goes in another, and so on for: plastic, paper, electronics etc. However for used personal hygiene product disposal we are severely lacking. Why is it that no one gives this a second thought? What do you think most people do with these items? You guessed it, they are flushing them.

Wastewater treatment system operators have been seeing pumps and equipment plugging up, and the costs are spiraling out of control. It’s not sustainable. Ultimately it will end up costing everyone in the form of higher taxes in addition to the maintenance and repairs for damage in your own facility. Schools, offices, healthcare facilities, churches, restaurants, homes, condos…you name it and they have paid a fortune in plumbing repair and associated damage to drywall, carpet, etc. Why do we keep doing the same thing without addressing the problem? We have to take a step back and take a look. It’s a new era.  There is a plethora of “flushable”/disposable products on the market and people love them! And why shouldn’t they? They make life easy, clean and convenient.

These items are great but flushing them is not how to dispose of them. We have to re-train people in our homes, at work in schools etc. Do not flush anything that is not dispersible. Toilet paper is designed to break apart; however, tampons, pads, most wipes and other personal hygiene products are not. There is a solution: Take a look at the S.A.C. disposal bags, bathroom signs, dispensers and receptacles for the disposal of all of used personal hygiene items. Placed near the toilet and within easy reach in addition to a poster above the dispenser, labels on the dispenser and instructions on each bag. The user can not miss this! We have to realize by now that people love and will continue to use disposable personal hygiene products because they are convenient and sanitary. However, no one wants to discard used items in an open trash can just like no one will discard used toilet paper in a trash can because it smells, can be embarrassing, unsanitary and unsightly. People flush used personal hygiene items for those reasons and because they have been misled by product manufacturers and because there is usually no other provided option for disposal. The S.A.C. products are the solution, they are for 21st century products. It is obvious that we need to keep up and adjust to what people are using and provide a good method for disposal. S.A.C. is manufactured by Golden Group International, Ltd. in Patterson, NY. www.GoldenGroupInternational.com

Be Prepared When Mother Nature Calls

mother nature callsAlthough we may try and control many aspects of our lives, in the end, none of us can control Mother Nature, and when She calls, it’s a very good idea to be prepared.
Whether its incontinence, your period, or a baby that decided just after you walked out of the house dressed and ready to go that he or she had to “go” too. Be prepared for life’s little emergencies with S.A.C. disposal bags. S.A.C. disposal bags are for the disposal or containment, of all used personal hygiene items and soiled clothing. The self sealing plastic bags greatly help to reduce odor, reduce visible waste, reduce cross contamination and are discreet. In addition, using these disposal bags to correctly discard your items instead of flushing them is the right thing to do.
When it comes to sanitary napkins, pads, tampons, briefs, diapers and wipe disposal, it is important understand what can be flushed and what cannot. It is also very important for all of us to be discreet, to be courteous and safely dispose of these items.
In most women’s restrooms, there are sanitary napkin disposal bins specifically designed to dispose of sanitary napkins, tampons and other small personal hygiene products such as wipes or panty liners. These bins should be in good working order, clean and emptied regularly. Their contents should be kept separate from the regular trash because of their possibly hazardous nature. If you are using a women’s restroom, keep in mind that items saturated with bodily fluids can be a source or cross contamination and very unhealthy so please do not throw them in with the regular trash. Be sure to use the right receptacle for sanitary napkin disposal and bag your used item prior to discarding it every time. Bagging used items before placing them in the disposal bin reduces cross contamination, visible waste and odor. Wrapping it up in toilet paper is wasteful and does not create a protective barrier. If you must discard the item in the regular trash, it is very important that the item is bagged and sealed prior to doing so.
In the men’s restroom there are no disposal bins available for your use if you need to discard a soiled brief or urinary incontinence pad. Men with incontinence should carry a few S.A.C. disposal bags with them throughout the day in order to safely and discreetly dispose of soiled items. Never flush briefs, wipes or incontinence pads as they will most definitely clog the toilet.
Unfortunately people have been mislead by many product manufacturers to believe that most of the personal hygiene products that they use can be flushed. The materials used in most sanitary napkins, tampons, urinary pads, diapers and wipes are made to absorb and are designed NOT TO fall apart, at least not right away anyway. Once flushed they absorb water and expand further to clog the toilet and get hung-up in the pipes. These items create an enormous amount of damage to plumbing, pipes, septic systems, waste water treatment plants and most likely will result in a clog or backup in your home, office, school, restaurant or wherever you are.
Carrying the disposal bags with you so you have them on hand is a great idea but if you own business or maintain a public restroom look for the S.A.C. personal hygiene disposal bags and dispensers for installation in your restrooms. This will provide people with what they need to discard of these items in your restroom and will greatly reduce plumbing clogs, odor and other facility damage.
So whatever you do, don’t practice your personal hygiene disposal by flushing any of these products down the toilet. Next time you think about doing this, be courteous and think about the person who will have to unclog that toilet. It can result in a costly plumbing bill, loss of use, damaging flood and a disgusting, unhealthy mess to clean up.
Practicing proper personal hygiene disposal is important for health, dignity, safety and your pocketbook. Bag and Bin used personal hygiene items every time.