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Healthcare Flooring Solutions that Help Foster Optimum Health and Wellness

Mohawk Group's award-winning Healthy Environments offers evidence-based design
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At Mohawk Group, we believe healthy environments nurture the positive connections that enable patients and care providers to thrive. It’s what drives our passion to pioneer innovative flooring solutions that help foster optimum health and wellness.

Behind the Scenes VIDEO | Healthy Environments Flooring Collection for Healthcare Interiors

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Mohawk Group's award-winning Healthy Environments collection is inspired by the alluring, soothing colors and textures of species native to the desert Southwest. In addition to their natural beauty, the innate hardiness of these plants provides a paradigm for perseverance through difficult challenges and environments. Drawing inspiration from these plants and biophilic design, the Healthy Environments collection was created to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors.

Healthy Office, Happy Employees: Manage Risks Today for a Better Tomorrow

By Donna Lynch, CSP, AOEE; Kylle Barrieau, AOEE and Megan Taylor, AOEE
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back strains.

Kaiser Permanente Commits to Purchasing Furniture Free from Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Organization is the first health system to commit to removing chemicals from hospital furniture; cites concerns over exposure to potential toxicants
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.

2012 Ecolab Sustainability Report: Delivering Clean, Safe and Healthy Environments

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Germs and disease threaten every environment around the world. Ecolab delivers solutions that prevent infection and protect the places where we eat, sleep, work, play and heal.

Ecolab’s approach to creating healthy environments encompasses a broad range of cleaning and disinfecting solutions, as well as protocols, training and tools. Microbiologists, chemists, entomologists — supported by chemical, electrical, mechanical and packaging engineers — work with our customers to identify real-world needs and innovate to develop the right solutions.

Ecolab Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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ST. PAUL, Minn.,  June 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab today released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which highlights how the company helps customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, energy and industrial markets reduce environmental impacts, operate efficiently and improve safety. The report also details Ecolab’s performance in line with its operating principles, which encompass economic progress, environmental stewardship, safety and social responsibility.

A Message about Ecolab and Sustainability from Chairman and CEO Doug Baker

Ecolab making a Positive Impact at 1 Million Customer Locations
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Doug Baker introduces our 2011 Sustainability Report and gives a glimpse of how the new Ecolab is working with customers to help provide the world with clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. To view the interactive version or our Sustainability Report, please visit www.ecolab.com/csr.

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Ecolab’s Latest Sustainability Report Highlights The Company’s Positive Customer Impact

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(3BL Media) St, Paul, MN – August 2, 2012 – Ecolab’s (NYSE: ECL) positive sustainability results at more than 1 million customer locations worldwide are the focus of the company’s 2011 sustainability report, issued today.  The company provides customers with products, services and technical expertise to help improve their operations and save water and energy while reducing waste.

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