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July 2014 Feature 3

The GHS Challenge

The Renewable Cleaning response .
Ruben Rives
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GHS is a United Nations effort to help the world consistently identify and handle hazardous chemicals to protect people and the environment across borders.


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Podcast: Talking Sustainability With Green Seal

Phillip Lawless, Editor
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Linda Chipperfield, vice president of marketing & communications, discusses steps for instituting a sustainability program as well as new green technologies.


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A Guide To Greener Schools

One group put together a publication to promote safer buildings.
Phillip Lawless
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For facility managers in the education market, it can be hard to know which "green" or "sustainable" practices will actually help reduce costs.


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January 2014 Feature 5

Following Up On GHS — What’s Next?

The worker training deadline for GHS has passed, but more changes lie ahead.
Scott Warrington
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The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling, listing and classifying chemical hazards was developed by the United Nations with input from many countries, including the U.S.


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January 2014 Feature 1

Taking The Risk Out Of Cleaning

For approximately 2.5 million workers in the U.S., cleaning is a dangerous profession.
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Although the industry is deeply involved at the moment in discussions about “cleaning for health,” these conversations tend to address the needs of everyone except the cleaning workers actually performing these tasks.


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December 2013 Feature 2

A Proactive Approach To Emergency Cleanup

Preparation and safety steps can help businesses, offices, schools and other facilities recover faster.
Katherine Pickett
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Cleaning and restoration crews will be some of the first to start dealing with the aftermath of a storm, and their level of preparation can have a significant impact on the cleanup efforts.


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November 2013 Feature 7

GHS — The Right To Understand

The new global standard aims to eliminate inconsistencies and inaccuracies on product labels.
Dawn Shoemaker
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In December 2013, a big change is coming to the way warning and hazard labels and related materials are displayed on scores of different products including professional cleaning products.


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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.
Phillip Lawless
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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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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.
Caitlyn Scheuermann
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Since the inception of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the 1970s, workplace fatalities have dropped by more than 65 percent, and job-related injuries and illnesses have been reduced by over 67 percent, yet these numbers could decline significantly by taking simple precautions.


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Putting the Cart Before the Horse - Sustainability & Health

Or why “Cleaning for People” (CFP) matters
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A prime purpose in cleaning inside built environments is to “keep on” doing it without harm to People, the third "P."


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