5 Ways to Effectively Use Sign Holders to Keep Your Office Safe

A whole lot of new do’s and don’ts are gaining visibility inside stores, offices, public buildings, schools…practically any indoor setting where congregating is possible. For establishments trying to stay safe and viable, clear signage in times of Covid is more essential than ever.

So are the Sign Holders displaying them. As businesses and campuses adjust to ongoing changes in safety protocols and gradually re-open to fuller capacity, communicating with foot traffic effectively is crucial. Physical distancing measures, important transactional details, safety signage, compliance displays, and guidance to personal protective equipment (PPE) use and sanitation stations…there’s a lot of information to convey!

Professional and medical offices face the same challenges. Sneeze Guards and Countertop Sign Holders, for example, are in high demand for points-of-contact. Places like cashier stations and retail counters…reception areas and consultation rooms for professional/medical offices.

Attention-grabbing Acrylic Sign Holders play a vital role in office safety. Here are 5 ways that just might apply to your workplace!

  • Safety First! Signage detailing your most up-to-date protocols and precautions provides assurance that your place is safe and compliant.
  • Use Wall-Mount Sign Holders, strategically located at eye level. This Sign Holder is easy to mount and ready for immediate signage display.
  • Social distancing markers. It’s not always easy to keep one’s distance. Sign Holders provide added value by any measure!
  • Point-of-contact information. Countertop Sign Holders also complement acrylic Sneeze Guards where personal interactions usually occur. An effective way to grab the eye!
  • Cubicle Sign Holders are in high demand, corresponding with a resurgence in evolving office floor plans. Adding acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders to partitions is a smart way to showcase safety signage, personal identification, and directional guidance.

With Covid cases declining and vaccinations ramping up, expect more shifts in signage and ways to get the message out this Spring. Acrylic Wall-Mount, Cubicle, and Countertop Sign Holders always make a clear impact!

8 Businesses with Essential Sneeze Guard Needs

Across the nation, businesses are continuing to adapt their co-existence with a pandemic. Controlling foot traffic with physical distancing is one challenge, especially in areas with smaller interior square-footage. High visibility signage and displays are helping point the way while minimizing potential exposure to airborne particulates.

Acrylic Sneeze Guards and Protective Barriers also go hand-in-hand with business, medical facility, and campus upgrades. From reception counters to break rooms, protective barriers in clear plexiglass and acrylic are rapidly becoming standard fixtures in essential facilities.

Reputation for Effectiveness

Sneeze Guards may not be official medical devices but they do fit the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) category. Of course, the dynamic attributes of sturdy Acrylic Protective Barriers have been in use long before the arrival of COVID-19.

Think of salad bars and cafeterias. Plastic Sneeze Shields have been standard equipment for decades, providing a valuable, sanitary, health-minded service.

Thicker acrylic is also the model partition for transactions in higher risk cash businesses. A clear barrier with protective qualities, acrylic strength serves as a reliable shield for banks and check cashing operations to dispensaries and take-out restaurants.

Fast Forward to COVID-19

New office layouts are also discovering the essential nature of Cubicle Sneeze Guards and Freestanding Sneeze Guards. Even with social distancing measures in place, adding another layer of protection against droplets is both smart and necessary.

We’ve seen a sharp increase in orders for Sneeze Guards and Acrylic Protective Barriers across a broad range of industries. And we identified eight where demand is on the rise.

Top 8

1. Take-Out Restaurants

2. Government Facilities, Libraries, and Municipal Buildings

3. Nail Salons

4. Doctor and Dentist Offices

5. Banks

6. Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

7. Hardware Stores

8. Funeral Homes

Whether or not your workplace is on the list or mentioned previously, if it’s essential to the public, making the public feel safe is likewise essential. Sneeze Guards and Acrylic Protective Barriers help solidify that peace-of-mind. Explore your options and possibilities!  

Celebrate Your Name Week…with Office Nameplate Holders!

What’s in a name? It may not be something you think about terribly often, but when you consider the person behind the name, the name itself becomes more than just a label or ID. That’s what “Celebrate Your Name Week” is all about…and March 5th specifically has been designated as Learn What Your Name Means Day. What better time to embrace your name, discover the true meaning, and show it off in a colorful Nameplate Holder display!

As part of the festivities, we’re putting Cubicle Nameplate Holders, Desk Nameplate Holders, and Wall Name Plates in the spotlight. With a splash of color, just to make those name plates pop and celebrate the individual in the showcase!

Colorful inserts deliver a vibrant addition to Nameplate Holders. We offer FREE perforated card stock for do-it-yourself printing…a perfect time to customize and let the staff get creative. You could even suggest a contest for the most innovative Name Plate insert to keep in the spirit of the event!

By the way, if you think we’re making up Celebrate Your Name Week, we are not. And we understand if you never heard of it. But CYNW was actually established in 1997 by Jerry Hill, a hobbyist dabbling in American Onomatology – the study of etymology, history, and use of proper names. Hill designated the first week of March to celebrate names and have fun getting to know more about them. Each day has its own component…Name Tag Day, Namesake Day, Fun Facts Day, Unique Names Day, Learn What Your Name Means Day (March 5th), Middle Name Pride Day, and Genealogy Day. Consider those themes for inspiration!

A great place to find out fun facts about your name and your co-workers’? Try www.behindthename.com. You’ll love it! And honor each with clear acrylic Nameplate Holders, the best way to spotlight individuals with exceptional visibility!

The Importance of Sneeze Guards in the Office

As the pandemic chugs along and a good section of the work force continues operating remotely, many offices are adjusting so staff can return in a pared down setting. Staggered scheduling and physical distancing are making a big impact on floor layout. And figuring out how to keep staff healthy and not breathing on one another? That’s where Sneeze Guards and Acrylic Protective Barriers have become office essentials!

Part of the challenge is determining just how many different areas where transmission of airborne particles is most likely. If you already assessed all the possible points of potential contact in your workplace, were you surprised just how many you came up with? We may not have thought of them all, but we’re off to a diverse start in Sneeze Guard designs for different transactional demands.

One example in office upgrades is the shift from open-air floor plans to the return of the cubicle. Safely distanced, of course. And ideal for a Cubicle Sneeze Guard. They’re not medical devices or 100% COVID-proof, but Sneeze Guards DO qualify as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…another level of shielding against droplets emitted through even simple breathing and conversation.  

But what about reception counters and areas where transactions are conducted? A Sneeze Guard with a Transaction Slot offers a protective barrier…with enough space to take care of business.

Our Countertop Splash Shield offers a similar approach with a solid panel from top to bottom. You’ve no doubt seen this type of Sneeze Guard model strategically placed in grocery stores, post offices, retail environments, and school campuses.

With so many changes over the past year, the smart bet is that further forthcoming modifications should be part of the business plan. Freestanding Sneeze Guards deliver heavy-duty protection in a lightweight model that is also quite mobile and easy to relocate. Need a clear partition between employee’s desks? Acrylic Protective Barriers are a fine alternative.

With a strong reputation for innovation in plexiglass and premium thickness acrylic, Plastic Products Mfg is stepping up to the plate and helping make a safer workplace. Explore the ways you can improve an even healthier interior!  

Show Your Office Space Extra Love this Valentine’s Day with New Nameplate Holders!

The last few months have been tough for the office space. Remember when the workplace was like a second home? Once totally dark and lonely places, office spaces are coming back to life! Businesses are learning to adapt and scheduling staff in more socially distanced ways. And office spaces are reawakening in new floor layouts and designs with partitions.

Valentine’s Day seems like an especially appropriate time to show your office space some extra love after so many lonely months. With cubicles popping up at an increasingly rapid rate, new Multi-Slot Nameplate Holders really spruce ‘em up!  Dynamic Bordered Nameplate Holders also stand out clearly with black and silver border options.

While managers test their flexibility in staffing, spacing, and how to allocate work zones, Multi-Slot Nameplate Holders are an ideal match. Shifting individual Name Plates is as easy as mounting the display itself. Multi-Slot Nameplate Holders make an excellent alternative for upgrading Wall Nameplate Holders, too.

There’s much to absorb visually in the new COVID workplace. New signage, Sign Holders, and Plexiglass Sneeze Guards are now standard office essentials. And trying to stand out with greater visibility can be a challenge. That’s where silver or black Bordered Nameplate Holders truly accentuate names…just like a Valentine’s tribute.

Another multi-use, multi-functional advantage? Both Multi-Slot Nameplate Holders and Bordered Nameplate Holders can serve as showcases for department titles and even directional guidance in addition to staff member spotlights.  

You know something else about Valentine’s Day? According to Hallmark last year, Americans exchanged about 144,000,000 cards. And while some mistakenly think Hallmark invented the holiday, the oldest record of a Valentine message actually goes back to the year 1415. The origins of the holiday itself go even further back to the 5th Century…named for the 3rd Century priest St. Valentine who performed secret wedding ceremonies.  

Highlight February’s American Heart Month with Acrylic Sign Holders

February is American Heart Month! For millions of Americans, awareness could be a pivotal, potentially life-saving event! Since heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, the medical community is banding together to get the word out about taking action and reducing risk through a healthier lifestyle.

President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the first American Heart Month in February 1964, when more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, it’s still the leading cause of death globally at more than 17.3 million fatalities…a number that’s expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

The news is not all grim, however. Again, awareness campaigns and medical advances have made a huge difference along with taking preventable measures when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

If you are in the medical field, now’s a perfect opportunity to spread the word throughout your facilities. Put your slicks, posters, and promotional literature in the spotlight with clear acrylic Sign Holders. Increasing awareness starts by capturing the eye and locking attention on the message. This premium thickness Sign Holder slants back to meet the eye in a material that delivers high visual acuity.

Looking for other ways to get the word out? Why not include a segment on heart-healthy living in your newsletter? Maybe you can help host a community event and disseminate info about local health resources. Tweet about American Heart Month (and National Wear Red Day). Plus, the American Heart Association is glad to recruit members in the national movement supporting healthier communities.

February is the month for Sweethearts. Make it a month for STRONG hearts, too!

The Top 5 Benefits of Plexiglass Sneeze Guards

In less than one year, we have seen our world change entirely. That goes for the work world, which has had to adapt to COVID-19 protocols for health and safety…and to stay operational. 

Of course, we’re now accustomed to many of these practices, namely social distancing and wearing masks. Business owners and managers have also been tasked with acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) along with essentials like gloves and hand sanitizers.

Other essentials for the new workplace also include Plexiglass Sneeze Guards. These protective barriers manufactured with premium thickness acrylic are now standard for many outfits and demand is on the rise significantly!   

COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets spread when talking, coughing, sneezing, and just breathing in general. CDC guidelines instituted the six-foot rule as a basic measure, but the footprint for many indoor congregate settings requires more stringent defensive measures. This is where the Plexiglass Sneeze Guard is an effective blocker of direct airborne particles.

Why choose our protective acrylic barriers like the Cubicle Sneeze Guard and Freestanding Sneeze Guard? There are several great reasons and here are five distinct advantages.

*Transparency. Personal interactions from a safe distance can still be clearly achieved with a protective acrylic barrier to stop airborne droplets.   

*Easy to Clean, Minimizes Surface Contamination. Keeping Plexiglass Sneeze Guards clean, disinfected, and sanitized is incredibly easy. This is especially important as transmission of COVID-19 can also occur with surface contact.

*Helps Create a Healthy Distance. Floor markers and signage displays are frequent reminders for patrons to keep their distance. Protective acrylic barriers also help create a safer distance in public settings. Cubicle Sneeze Guards are in higher demand for campus and administrative areas, too.

*Flexibility in Usage. Changes in floor layout and interior modifications are easily adaptable with Freestanding Sneeze Guards. Sturdy yet lightweight and flexible enough to relocate, wherever needed.

*Reducing COVID-19 Exposure. Plexiglass Sneeze Guards deliver a much-needed barrier in personal space. And they are CDC recommended!

Show your customers, employees, and foot traffic you care about their safety. An added line of acrylic defense can only bolster your overall attack against COVID-19!

Get Organized for National Clean Off Your Desk Day, January 11th!

Trying to get organized at work for the 2021 new year?  For many, it’s one of the easier resolutions to keep. As holiday decorations come down and work routines resume some semblance of normalcy, it’s a natural time to focus on buckling down and getting back to work. Spring cleaning comes later, but for now, National Clean Off Your Desk Day on January 11th, reminds us that there’s no time like the present for getting it together.

If you believe that a messy desk indicates productivity and a clean desk represents the opposite, here are some numbers from multiple sources including Forbes and Salesopedia that might change your mind.

*1 Full Work Week…average time wasted per worker, looking for misplaced files and materials.

*15% Increase…in work effectiveness without distracting clutter.

*The $120 Cost…to companies for each document lost due to clutter and disorganization.

*400 Times…more bacteria on the average desk than the average toilet!

*2 in 5…people suffer from “Irritable Desk Syndrome.”

*77%…feel more productive and relaxed in an uncluttered workspace.

Should the spirit strike, we can help with your office organization tools. Cubicle Brochure Holders do a magnificent job in this regard…and it could also be time to upgrade Desk Name Plate Holders.

Traditional Desk Nameplate Holders have adopted bold new looks for 2020. The Nameplates themselves come in distinctive designs that stand straight, sloped, or slanted back to meet the eye. Dynamic colored border options are also available, creating a standout Desk Name Plate Holder ideal for a clean new look. Framing inserts in black or silver, for example, makes the custom look that much more appealing.

Clearing the clutter gets easier with the right Cubicle Brochure Holders, too. Sturdy, clear acrylic delivers exceptional clarity and visibility, adding aesthetic appeal to function and easy installation…no tools required. Multiple options in dimensions accommodate numerous sizes of literature, mitigating that desk clutter!

Consider the possibilities in acrylic Desk Name Plate Holders and Cubicle Brochure Holders and here’s to National Clean Off Your Desk Day…with organization and enhanced productivity for the rest of 2021.

Cubicle Accessories and Essentials for Warmth in Cold Work-spaces!

It doesn’t really matter if your office is in the frozen northern tundra or the Sun Belt: indoor air temperatures are notoriously low in many offices, leaving those in the cold finding ways to stay warm in cubicles.

A Workplace Insight report last year reported that only 16% of U.S. workers were satisfied with office temperatures. Women in particular are more susceptible to thermostats set by male counterparts wearing suits. There’s a disparity between men’s and women’s body temperatures that was not widely considered back in the 60’s, when the formula for optimal office temperature was first developed and mostly unchanged ever since!  

Winter or summer, indoor air temps have workers battling the draft with heated chairs, electric blankets, heated floor mats, and the good ol’ space heater. Still, according to Business Insider, “the freezing office” is the number one complaint in workplace polls.

Other ways to keep warm? www.glamour.com listed its top 10, including a heated seat cushion, earmuff headphones, a fancy foot warmer, and typing gloves!

But it’s the portable space heater most frequently called upon to help warm up those colder, draftier office spots and cubicles. Office Depot offers several safety suggestions in that regard since space heaters are still a significant source of fires. Even something as simple as desk organizers can keep papers away from potentially fueling a space heater fire. 

Cubicle Brochure Holders, Cubicle Hooks, and accessories can also play a part in organization and warming up work spaces metaphorically. New Multi-Tier Name Plates Holders with border colors add a splash of warmth and style for work-spaces, accommodating a variety of sizes. If your staff is warming up cubicles and getting organized, keep these upgrades and fine details in mind!  

Cubicle Nameplate Holders to Show Who’s Who this Holiday Season

Times are changing in the office space world. A lot of names and faces will come into prominence as government, businesses, and organizations alike attempt to mold and define their images, identities, and missions.  With social distancing in place, cubicles and partitions are critical in the workplace. That’s why demand is high for cubicle nameplate holders, the ideally transparent way to display name and title inserts over partitions and wall dividers in any type of office venue!

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Ready or not, changes are coming and with them, many details that can’t be overlooked.  Office managers, coordinators, and planners in all capacities and titles are in acquisition mode for 2021 supplies.  Many have taken notice of Plastic Products Mfg’s newest Name Plate Holder lines. They’re designed to fit perfectly over glass partitions, cubicles, and wall dividers with easy installation and only gravity required to hold it in place.  Plus, inserts get an amazing spotlight in these polished, crystal clear nameplate holders.

Partition Name Plate Holders give you a clear acrylic alternative and modern look for a new year ahead, new attitude, and new décor.  They’re constructed with Plastic Products Mfg’s legendary toughness to maintain its high visual acuity standards under any circumstances.  In professional office environments, cubicle and partition nameplate holders are a must-have.

Are you ready to tackle the challenges of 2021 with spirit and optimism?  When considering the possibilities, don’t neglect those smaller details and everything you need to grow the right way.  That includes acrylic nameplate holders.  Remember, measurements of “depth” are equal to the width of your cubicle and partition walls…and if you don’t find the exact specs you’re looking for online, just ask.  Custom sizes are available by request on minimum orders.