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July 2014 Tackling Trouble Areas

Maintaining A Low Slip And Fall Factor

When accidents happen, who will ultimately be found responsible?
Patricia Vassallo
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When a maintenance contractor signs with a company, the contract typically includes language naming the contractor as the party responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free premises.


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May 2014 Feature 4

Biofilm Myths And Facts

Exploring the science behind an unpleasant problem caused by poor cleaning.
Ruben Rives
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When you think of biofilm — think of slime. Although that may conjure an unpleasant picture, biofilms are unpleasant problems resulting from poor cleaning.


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Forget fingerprints, track bacteria

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Two humans can have wildly different bacteria living on their skin, and a study tested whether this bacteria could be recovered from keyboards and computer mice.


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February 2014 Feature 5

Beating Bacteria On Soft Surfaces

Regularly treating soft surfaces between launderings can help minimize infection risks.
Kelly A. Reynolds
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Many types of potentially harmful bacteria can survive on soft surfaces including MRSA, VRE and influenza.


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The importance of sanitizing textiles and disinfecting hard surfaces

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The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is pleased to share answers to the following healthcare-related questions posed by a visitor to The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) site.


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ICM booklet available

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IEHA is pleased to make available "Getting Started with Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ – ICM: ATP Edition," a how-to guide to measuring cleaning success in an easy-to-read pocket edition.


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October 2013 Feature 2

Who Is Really At Risk In Public Restrooms?

The inherent risks for infections from unclean public restrooms make proper procedure and protection paramount.
Dawn Shoemaker
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Most of us now know that the focus of the professional cleaning industry is protecting human health. Nowhere is this more important than in the cleaning and maintenance of public restrooms.


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May 2013 Raising Standards

How do you define clean? What is an acceptable quality level?

In a perfect world, customers would see the value ofa clean building and view all associated costs as an investment.
Jim Peduto, Esq., CBSE
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The question our clients ask more frequently than any other question is, “What is the definition of clean?”


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March 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Gazing Toward The Horizon

A brief on some of the hot topics facing contractors now and how they will affect business in the months to come.
Bill Griffin
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As I travel the country performing third-party certification audits, I see the best of the best operations and organizations.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Claiming Victory At The End Of The Flu Season

Steadfast cleaning and disinfection can help you come out on top when battling formidable foes like the influenza virus.
Kim LaFreniere Ph.D.
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Cleaning professionals need to take precautions to help control the spread of the influenza virus, norovirus and other pathogens in their facilities.


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