Wishing you a Clean and Safe Holiday Season. It’s after Thanksgiving dinner. Wow. My wife sure did it again! I am forever grateful. But…. The house is still a mess. What does it mean when we say “Cleanliness is next to G-dliness”? Model is in the Cleanliness business. Our mission statement includes: We offer products and services that promote the image, cleanliness, productivity and safety of the workplace.
……..OK! I did it. I’m back from helping to clean up. Now. I thought I’d share what I found as to where in the bible it makes references to cleanliness. So here are just a few. If you’re moved to let me know which good ones I left out……please email me at email@example.com. Have mercy, though. I’m no bible scholar….just interested in Cleanliness!
Isaiah 1:16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,
Ezekiel 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.
Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Deuteronomy 23:12-14 “You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it. And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement. Because the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?
Leviticus 11 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. 3 Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. 4 Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 5 And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 7 And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
24 “And by these you shall become unclean. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 25 and whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 Every animal that parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And all that walk on their paws, among the animals that go on all fours, are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 28 and he who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you.
29 “And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind, 30 the gecko, the monitor lizard, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that swarm. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And anything on which any of them falls when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is an article of wood or a garment or a skin or a sack, any article that is used for any purpose. It must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; then it shall be clean. 33 And if any of them falls into any earthenware vessel, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it. 34 Any food in it that could be eaten, on which water comes, shall be unclean. And all drink that could be drunk from every such vessel shall be unclean. 35 And everything on which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean. Whether oven or stove, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean and shall remain unclean for you. 36 Nevertheless, a spring or a cistern holding water shall be clean, but whoever touches a carcass in them shall be unclean. 37 And if any part of their carcass falls upon any seed grain that is to be sown, it is clean, 38 but if water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
I hope I haven’t offended anyone with my biblical references. Either the ones I included or failed to include.
*P.S. Notice some people don’t write His name incompletely….with a “-“ instead of with an “o”. It is out of respect to Him that the name isn’t written completely, as any printed version might get thrown out or get ‘dirty’, which wouldn’t be respectful to Him.
So, you want to rent shirts with embroidery, or special-style shirts. You don’t want the “standard uniform” look. But your uniform rental provider tells you you have to pay/buy for the shirts if a wearer quits/gets fired/leaves service. After all, they can’t use those shirts for any other customer (unlike “standard uniforms” that ARE reused with other customers as long as they are in good condition— just the ID label in the collar and the patch emblems/names are changed). Let’s say you want pink polka-dot shirts— we can get them for you. But….if any wearer stops the rental service, you would need to pay to buy the shirts. All uniform rental companies require this.
We know that when our customers agree to this charge before they get their uniforms, they understand the concept. But when they actually get a bill for $200+….they sure don’t like it. Therefore, neither do we.
So, Model is offering a new, unique, breakthrough concept to handle the costs of buyout uniforms. It’s called a Hold Charge. Simple enough. Instead of charging all at once as a buyout…..we’ll just charge a small Hold Charge every week that a special garment is not being rented, in service, on an existing employee. Then, if you hire someone that can use those shirts, we’ll put them back in service on the new person….no more Hold Charge. You’ll never pay the buyout again. Simple. We can do this because of our sophisticated bar code garment tracking system and our unique software program– which no one else in our market utilizes. Want to see if it makes sense for your company? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Clean and Safe Day,
However, Model now has a new, unique way to handle this
October is National Fire Prevention Month. Model offers several ways to better protect your business from the devastating affects of fire.
Model First Aid, Safety & Training offers fire prevention safety classes at a very reasonable cost, conveniently provided at your business, at your schedule. MFAST also offers fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher classes. We’ll also do a walk-through of your business to look for potential hazards.
Model Coverall Service offers special uniforms rated as flame-resistant (FR). What does that mean? It means that when the source of ignition (the flame) is removed from the person/clothing…..the flame will self-extinguish. When there’s a flame….clothes will burn! But when the flame is removed (very quickly hopefully), the flame will go out to give your employee the best chance to minimize harm.
In response to several inquiries, we wanted to update you on the Model Family. You have been asking how we’re doing after the passing this year of our wise and strong and compassionate leader, Jerry Subar. Well, we miss him. He was always the smartest person in the room. His questions got to the main issues with piercing speed. He sure helped prevent the rest of us from making some poorly thought-out ideas! We miss him. But we are perservering. We all feel it is important to honor the memory of “JP” by doing well, by taking care of our customers, and by growing the business that he loved, and to which he dedicated most of his life. So we will.
One of services that Jerry loved most was Model’s mat service. Mats serve several functions: they keep floors dry so they greatly improve safety by minimizing the chance for dangerous and costly slip-and-fall accidents; mats keep floors cleaner by holding dirt at the door instead of being tracked into a building, and employees and customers prefer clean; mats protect floors and therefore reduce expensive maintenance and replacement costs of flooring. Mats capture 90% of the dirt that would otherwise be tracked into a building, and because removing a pound of dirt from a building costs about $500, mats save money!
Jerry loved helping customers keep their workers and workplaces cleaner, neater and safer. He taught us how to service customers with dedication and honesty. We will carry on his vision and the vision of his father, Model’s founder, Max Subar. Visit modelcoverall.com to learn more about Model and the Model and Subar Family.
Detergents and Machines! There seem to be tons of options out there. As usual, when it comes to making a wise choice about which product to use, I consult Consumer Reports. Did you know they recommend spending at least 10 cents a load? Anything cheaper scored subpar in performance. Here is some recent information about laundry detergent and washing machines:
- Save on laundry detergent without sacrificing cleaning power (news.consumerreports.org)
At age 11, I was in a choir commissioned to sing at a Pennsylvania nursing home in July. Pennsylvania is already really hot and humid in July and I’m pretty sure there were no significant measures to cool the elevated performance stage. Mid-chorus, I fainted. The kid next to me fainted. I think over 1/3 of the whole adolescent choir ended up on the floor by the end of the set. They lined us all up in a side room, lying on the carpet with our feet elevated in armchairs, draping our foreheads with baggies of ice, and having us sip iced tea from Styrofoam cups through coffee straws. The problem? The HEAT. Lack of ventilation and hydration resulted in many preventable heat stress complications.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Ben Franklin
Millions of adults in this country face extremely hot working conditions on a daily basis. Heat stress, unchecked, can escalate to major health problems—even death. Take precautions to cool and ventilate the work area as much as possible and implement appropriate work/rest cycles so that workers can slowly acclimate to the heat. In the interest of preventing heat stress trauma, Model Coverall Service has products and services to help beat the heat:
- Electrolyte Tablets and Drink Mix. Model offers electrolyte packets in individual servings that can be dropped into a water bottle and larger quantities that can make 5 gallon batches. Hydration during heated working conditions is extremely important. An average person in heated working conditions can lose between 2-3 gallons of fluid per day. Replace those fluids by drinking about 1 cup of liquid every 15-20 minutes, even if not experiencing a thirst sensation. While water is great for this, failure to replenish salt lost through perspiration can result in debilitating heat cramps. The Center for Disease Control recommends electrolyte drinks as a facet of first aid when treating heat illnesses.
- Mira-Cool Bandana. Stay cool with our specialized bandana that can be moistened and worn around the neck or forehead to cool major areas of blood flow. The body cools itself through the evaporation of sweat and the circulation of blood to cooler extremities of the body. A Mira-Cool Bandana keeps moisture against the skin, helping to cool blood pumping through the arteries.
- Heat Stress Training. Model’s First Aid, Safety and Training Division offers training in many areas of workplace injury prevention. Heat Stress is just one of Model’s many areas of training specialty. Call about our flexible classes!
For more information on how to lessen heat stress, check out these helpful links:
Have a clean and safe day!