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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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August 2013 Contractor Success

Putting A Premium On Safety

A safer work environment can lower your workers’ compensation premiums.

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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CMM Online Exclusive

Tips For Preventing Superbugs

From hospitals to long-term care facilities, healthcare professionals are finding that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming more resistant and harder to kill.

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as (Clostridium difficile) (C. diff), norovirus and even carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are becoming increasingly more resistant to traditional treatments and harder to kill.


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February 2013 Fact-based Management

A Synergistic Strategy For Success

Cleaning for health while simultaneously enhancing appearances is possible with a performance-based strategy that minimizes harm.

We must recognize the balance of risks and rewards from the chemical mixtures we adopt and form a hierarchy of toxicity to weigh the pros and cons.


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January 2013 Fact-based Management

Fully Toxic-free, Chemical-free Technologies

The conclusion of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.

We must seriously consider the use of transitional, enabled and fully chemical-free technologies to meet our need for professional appearance, occupant safety and ecosystem health.


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January 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Complementary Nature Of Cleaners And Coatings

The challenge in formulating cost-effective hard surface cleaners to match modern floor substrates and finishes.

As it relates to detergent cleaning compositions, commercial floor care presents one of the more challenging cleaning tasks: Balancing the need for strong cleaners while not harming floor coating compositions.


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