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  • February 4, 2020

    Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

    OVERVIEW

    On December 31, 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on January 7, 2020. 

    Coronaviruses (CoV) are ‘enveloped viruses’ belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

    A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  Coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

     

    • the air by coughing and sneezing
    • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
    • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
    • rarely, fecal contamination

     

    PROTECTION

    There are currently no vaccines available to protect against human coronavirus infection. WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

    • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
    • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands
    • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
    • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider
    • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals
    • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

     

    Proper Hand Hygiene

    As a refresher on proper hand washing technique using soap and water, please reference our hand washing video. To see SC Johnson Professional handwash and hand sanitizer options visit our website.   

    It is important to note that under FDA regulations, it is prohibited to discuss or promote antiviral claims for hand sanitizers or hand cleansers in the United States without a new drug application.  SC Johnson Professional hand sanitizers and hand cleansers do not have a new drug application and have not been tested against this strain of coronavirus. 

     

    EPA Guidance for Surface Disinfection

    The SC Johnson Professional products listed below have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on hard, non-porous surfaces.   Therefore, the items listed below can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.   Refer to the CDC website for additional information.

    SKU #Product NameEPA Reg. #Follow Label Directions against the stated virus (contact time)
    689945TruShot® Disinfectant Cleaner – Restroom Cleaner and Disinfectant6836-348-89900Norovirus (5 minutes)
    689950TruShot® Disinfectant Cleaner – For Hospitals6836-348-89900Norovirus (5 minutes)
    680068Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner6836-78-89900Norovirus (10 minutes)

     

    You can learn more about the 2019-nCoV outbreak at CDC and WHO websites.

    Download technical bulletin here: Technical Bulletin

     

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. – December 4, 2019-- Refresh™ Foam Soap by SC Johnson Professional has been named the winner of the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award in the Cleaning Agents category. Voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors and in-house service professionals, the Refresh™ Foam Soap was selected among six other cleaning agents as a leading innovative product for 2019.

    Formulated with one of the mildest preservatives and added skin conditioners, SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ Foam Soap line was designed to elevate the handwashing experience. SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ foam soaps contain signature fragrances and were developed based on input from facility owners, cleaning professionals, fragrance experts and users. The mild preservatives and added skin conditioners make SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ foam soaps pleasant on the hands and suitable for all ages.

    Refresh™ Foam Soap line is available in a range of new signature fragrances and fragrance-free options, such as Refresh™ Azure – Fresh Apple; Refresh™ Rose – Enchanted Rose;  Refresh™ AntiBac – Invigorating Citrus; and Refresh™ Clear – Fragrance-Free and Dye-Free, in cartridge sizes from 1-L to 2-L. Just one pump removes more than 99 percent of dirt and germs when used properly.

    The ISSA Innovation Award program recognizes the industry’s most revolutionary products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry professionals. Voting took place on ISSA.com from Aug. 2 to Nov. 15, 2019.

    For more information on SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ products, visit www.scjp.com/refresh

     

    About SC Johnson Professional 

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.  

     

  • Video features effective handwashing techniques ahead of Global Handwashing Day

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oct. 11, 2019 –  SC Johnson Professional®, a total solutions provider for industrial, institutional and healthcare users, has released a handwashing how-to video to celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Oct. 15. The 59-second video features step-by-step instructions on proper techniques for effective handwashing.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing education can help communities stay healthy by:

    • Reducing the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40 percent[i], [ii], [iii]
    • Reducing diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58 percent[iv]
    • Reducing respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21 percent[v], [vi] 
    • Reducing absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29-57 percent[vii] 

    Created in 2008, Global Handwashing Day was created to ‘increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

    To view the handwashing how-to video, visit SC Johnson Professional’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trOMUVl1dec

    For more information on SC Johnson Professional’s handwashing solutions, visit https://www.debgroup.com/us/refresh.

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb and DebMed range of specialist skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience.

     

    [i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18254044

    [ii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18556606

    [iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24889816

    [iv] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17446290

    [v] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18556606

    [vi] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16553905

    [vii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28242074

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aug. 7, 2019SC Johnson Professional, a provider of expert skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users, was recognized by the Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) during its annual Member-Supplier Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. SC Johnson Professional was presented with the group’s Navigator Award for achieving the Largest Percent Growth above threshold in sales of Qualified Supplier product with SMA Member Distributors in 2018.

    SMA’s Navigator Recognition program recognizes and celebrates superior performance by Qualified Suppliers in areas that are critical to mutual success. Categories of recognition include Largest Percentage of Growth in purchases from Qualified Suppliers versus prior year; and Highest Level of Usage and contribution to the development of the SMA Rich Content Digital Product Data Initiative. Each area is judged both by reported data and in collaboration with SMA Member Distributors. 

    “Winning an SMA Navigator trophy is acknowledgement of extraordinary partnership and commitment to the Distributors of Strategic Market Alliance, in service to their end-user customers,” said Dick McGann, President and CEO of Strategic Market Alliance.

    Editors Note: A photo of the award presentation featuring representatives from SC Johnson Professional and SMA is available for download via Dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7p6luzlzllp1ty/SMA%20Award.%20SC%20Johnson%20Professional.jpg?dl=0

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb and DebMed range of specialist skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience.

    About Strategic Market Alliance

    Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence.

    Comprised of North America’s leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA’s mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — April 23, 2019SC Johnson Professional today announced the relaunch of its Refresh™ foam soap line, with new formulations designed to elevate the handwashing experience. Available in a range of new signature fragrances and fragrance-free options, just one pump removes over 99 percent of dirt and germs, when used properly.

    “Refresh products are designed to deliver a pleasant experience to encourage hand washing,” said Mike Flagg, head of SC Johnson Professional’s North American business. “Developed based on input from facility owners, cleaning professionals, fragrance experts, and users, our new foam soaps with signature fragrances have been reformulated with one of the mildest preservatives and added skin conditioners, making them pleasant on the hands and suitable for all ages.

    “It’s the soap handwashers will love from a brand they can trust,” Flagg added.

    As part of a comprehensive hand care program, effective hand washing can help reduce illness, absenteeism and associated costs by up to 40 percent, according to a meta-analysis of 45 studies conducted in 15 countries between 1998 and 2008. Whether in corporate washrooms, office spaces, retail or healthcare settings, schools or hotels, the Refresh product line delivers the quality customers want and features that redefine foam soap expectations. The formulations leave skin silky-smooth with no sticky residue.

    Compared to traditional lotion soap, Refresh foam soaps go beyond taking care of hands – they provide opportunity to save on costs. According to an industry study, changing to foam soap in a washroom can result in:

    • 36 percent less product required
    • 45 percent less water needed
    • 30 percent more washes per liter

    Save even more on maintenance costs by pairing Refresh soaps with SC Johnson Professional’s new transparent dispensers. The Quick-View™ feature allows accurate product visibility from any distance or angle, maximizing maintenance efficiency. These dispensers are guaranteed for life, quick to refill and easy to service.

    The Refresh™ line includes:

    • Refresh Azure FOAM – Fresh Apple

    So fresh and clean, this fragrance reveals a sparkling ozone note infused with musk, lily of the valley and crisp apple.

    • Refresh Rose FOAM – Enchanted Rose

    This fragrance casts its spell with a captivating blend of velvety rose and geranium drizzled with honey.

    • Refresh AntiBac FOAM – Invigorating Citrus

    With an antimicrobial formulation, the Refresh™ AntiBac FOAM soap’s fragrance opens with a bright burst of lemon zest and fresh herbs. The antimicrobial formulation kills up to 99.999 percent of bacteria.

    • Refresh Clear FOAM – Fragrance-Free and Dye-Free

    For more information on SC Johnson Professional’s Refresh™ range, visit www.scjp.com/refresh. SC Johnson Professional’s Deb brand invented the world’s first hygienically sealed inverted foaming soap pump and collapsible cartridge system.

    For more information about SC Johnson Professional’s full portfolio of solutions for facilities, visit www.scjp.com.

     

    Editor’s Note: For images of SC Johnson Professional's Refresh™ foam soap line, email jpetersen@mulberrymc.com.

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.

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