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Infection Control

Health-based, hygienic cleaning

Aseptic cleaning practices to control the spread of infection and eliminate cross-contamination have long been the cleaning standard in hospitals, where concern about the spread of infection is at its
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What is MRSA?

Today, the role of the janitor in a facility is similar to that of doctor to patient. We know that poor cleaning equals higher risk of contamination. And,
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The science of steam vapor systems

The power of steam has been harnessed for many purposes over the years. For example, steam is used in the medical profession for sterilization of instruments and critical materials. Traditionally,
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Proper procedure for sanitary napkin disposal

Water and public works department websites of cities across the U.S. often include advisories that suggest ways customers can avoid water backup problems and prevent blockages and other sewer-related issues.
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Fighting MRSA with conventional thinking

We are entering a new era, when proper cleaning may become an essential defense against serious, even life-threatening infections. Proper cleaning is clearly associated with health since many common infections,
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Academia: A new frontier for infection control

With the rise of infectious outbreaks in academic facilities, school administrators, PTAs, and local communities have started looking at cleaning programs as a means of control and prevention. Previously known
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A History Lesson In Green Disinfection

Although environmentalism and conservatism can be traced back over a century, the modern green movement, as we know it today, truly took rise in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Science-based Steps Of The Cleaning Process: Part Five

Published with permission by the Cleaning Industry Research Institute© 2008
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CM/Spotlight: Infection control — Science-based steps of the cleaning process

Specifying and understanding the nature and characteristics of the environment or sub-compartment to be cleaned.
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Wash Away Cross-contamination

Most building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house cleaning professionals, who are outside of a health care setting, are rarely confronted with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), or Clostridium
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