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Communicating With The Consortium

A personal note from Rex Morrison, founder of PC4HS.
Rex Morrison
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Because of the program’s adaptability, we always find a way to train trainers and leave schools much cleaner and healthier than they were before we came.


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Five Tips For Janitorial/Custodial Training

Effective communication is important with all aspects of facilities management, but especially so for training and educational endeavors.
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These five expert tips on janitorial/custodial training are just a fraction of what you'll learn from the Cleaning Management Institute's (CMI) three-day Train the Trainer course.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.
Dave Frank
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Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Tips For Going Mobile With CMMS

Smoothly and painlessly transitioning into the new age of tracking with computerized maintenance management software.
Hannelore Fineman
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CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.


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A Recommendation For Slippery Surfaces

Encouraging a reduction in surface clutter for an increase in hygiene and cleanability.
Rex Morrison
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Flat surfaces often become a magnet for clutter and chaos, leading to an unkempt and potentially unhygienic environment.


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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.
Kim LaFreniere Ph.D.
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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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A Manifesto For Cleaning Industry Wisdom

It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.
Allen Rathey
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Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?


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February 2013 Feature 2

Becoming A Certified Germ Killer

Having the right tools, the proper equipment and ample desire is not enough when lives are on the line; thorough training and continued education are major factors in the infection control equation.
Peter Sheldon Sr.
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While some companies and facilities have taken active steps to develop internal training and certification programs, there are several organizations that can provide effective curriculum resources and help educate workers.


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February 2013 Feature 4

Cleaning Up Some Disinfection Myths

Highlighting the truth about multipurpose products for simultaneous soil removal and germ deactivation.
Michael Kupneski
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Recent studies have shown that there continues to be significant confusion about whether you can both clean and disinfect at the same time and the correct processes and procedures for doing so.


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January 2013 Raising Standards

Piecing Together The Measurement Puzzle

Finding a place for measurement technology in your organization's management system.
Jim Peduto Esq.
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Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.


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