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Infection Control

'Sanitary' disposal units in women's restrooms

It''s one of the most hazardous spots in the women''s restroom — it''s also the one nobody wants to talk about. Typically emptied daily, but thoroughly cleaned only sporadically or
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Dry, Healthy Hands Safeguard The Entire Facility

Coincidentally, no sooner than I sit down to write this article does news break. "City Swine Surge Shuts [Three] Schools," reports the New York Post. According to the Post''s article:
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Science-based Steps Of The Cleaning Process: Part Six

Containing, Removing Or Transporting Unwanted Matter
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Biowarfare In The Restroom: Mitigating Toilet 'Sneeze'

"Aerosol: Particles, either liquid or solid, suspended in air." – definition from the Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare. It''s with good reason
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Touch Points

Touch points; hot spots; high-risk areas; high-traffic areas; susceptible surfaces; and so on. There are many ways to describe the places that pose the most risk to users and building
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An Industry-wide Call To Action To Fight H1N1

Although we are certainly hearing a lot about H1N1, or swine flu, in our industry, including what chemicals and products are needed to fight the disease, we are not hearing
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Preparing Occupants, Owners And Facility Managers For H1N1

Since swine flu, also known as H1N1 flu, hit headlines a few months back, facility occupants, owners, managers and cleaning professionals have been put on alert. What should you know
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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our
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Outbreak Control Case Studies

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Concerns About Hitchhikers

Normally, when we discuss cross contamination issues in the professional cleaning industry, the concern is that building occupants will touch potentially contaminated surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, ledges, railings and
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