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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.

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.

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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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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CMM Online Exclusive

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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January 2013 Cover Story

A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time is a cleaning performance indicator that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.

Since labor is the number one investment we make in cleaning, we ought to know what we are accomplishing during that time. After all, time is money, and labor is the real currency of cleaning.


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