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  • December 16th 2022

    When it comes to workplace safety in correctional facilities, it is much more complex than your average facility. Jails and Prisons rely on inmate labor for daily tasks. Studies show that the most common weapons found within correctional facilities come from items that are initially issued to inmates. With that being said, it is extremely important to carefully review the products you are purchasing for your correctional facility. Traditional cleaning supplies that are found throughout commercial facilities across the globe are typically constructed out of hard plastics, wood, and even metal. All of which can easily be turned into a potentially lethal weapon inside the walls of a prison. Let’s review key considerations to take note of when purchasing new supplies for your correctional institution.

    • Are the tools you are looking to purchase made with correctional facilities in mind? Most companies do not think to consider correctional safety when designing products. A great line of products that keeps inmate safety in mind is Briarwoods line of Shank-Free cleaning tools.

    • Are the products constructed out of strong and durable materials that are able to withstand the everyday abuse within the correctional facility?

    • Are the tools made of hard plastics, metals, or wood? Always stay clear of items that can easily be turned into dangerous weapons.

    • Are the cleaning supplies able to be cleaned easily and resistant to bacterial growth?

    • Have the products been used in other correctional facilities?

    • Are the products rated “Shank-Free”?

    At Cook’s we have a wide range of made for corrections products, ranging from meal serving to janitorial items. If you have any questions, we are happy to assist you in finding the right products for your institution.

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