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Articles Tagged with ''quality''

July 2014 Facility Focus

IAQ Concerns: Clearing The Air

Controlling common contaminants and the potential of purifying technology.

Indoor air quality is an important, and often overlooked, area of building improvement.


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Press Release

Poor IAQ in schools: Bad for health, bad for learning

November 2013 Maintenance Matters

The True Cost Of Quality

Selecting paint products that will keep projects on schedule and stand the test of time.

Never cut corners by overlooking customer service and quality work, as they are the pillars for not only successful facility operations, but employees’ confidence in your skill set.


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September 2013 Cover Story

Proving Results, Showing Safety

Scanning and testing with measurement devices can help to validate cleaning outcomes and ensure safe environments.

In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can we deal with less man power?

June 2013 Raising Standards

Hospitals Reap Rewards For Focusing On Quality Cleaning

When patients perceive your facility as being top notch in cleanliness, they’ll be more at ease when in your care.

Healthcare organizations have a new reason to be concerned about how their patients perceive the cleanliness of hospitals and patient rooms.


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April 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Quality Is Expected And Should Be Inspected

To accurately evaluate quality, you must first establish a baseline and then measure cleaning outcomes against your starting point in an unbiased, repeatable manner.

Many managers, supervisors and owners are unsure how to determine if their cleaners are meeting expectations and whether or not their customers’ demands are being fulfilled.


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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.

Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I maintain a level of cleanliness with fewer employees?

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.


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