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.
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.
When was the last time you thought about the residue from cleaning chemicals and the possible effect it may have on you, your facility and its occupants?
Drawing on insights from the recent webinar "A Guide To Clean And Odor-Free Restrooms," our expert panelists explain that malodors are the nature of restrooms, and consistent, thorough cleaning that completely removes microorganisms is the only resolution.
Focusing on providing reduced-chemistry alternatives to cleaning such as aqueous ozone can help us become more sustainable as an industry and as a society at large.
With storm damage estimates of approximately $60 billion from Superstorm Sandy, those affected by this disaster have a long road ahead as they begin the cleanup process.
Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.
Your decision to outsource or become a subcontractor hinges on a balance of comfort and control versus savings from third-party efficiencies and economies of scale.
If more building owners and facilities managers knew the proper way to clean out their gutters, there would be less property damage and far fewer injuries.