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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 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor

Insight from the JanSan industry.

Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks.


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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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December 2012 Feature 2

A Clean Slate For Productivity

Creating a clutter-free workplace allows custodial professionals to more easily perform the jobs for which they were hired.

In workplaces of all types, clutter slowly creeps in and makes it more difficult for cleaning crews to perform the tasks for which they were contracted to complete.


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November 2012 Raising Standards

How To Write A Health And Safety Policy

Ensuring the well-being of your employees is more than good business, safeguarding health and safety is expected.

No matter the size of a company, it will need to have certain procedures or guidelines in place to make sure that accidents are prevented during the course of day-to-day business.


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November 2012 Fact-based Management

Enabled Chemical-free Technologies

Part two of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.

There are three related categories in the chemical-free construct for eliminating chemical residual: Transitional, enabled and fully toxic-free, chemical-free technologies. In the end, after the specific cleaning activity, all achieve a common result in that there is no harmful chemical residual in the air or on any surface.


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November 2012 Contractor Success

Clean It Or Outsource It?

Contractors want to satisfy their clients' requests and, unaware of the option to subcontract, some take on projects beyond their scope of expertise.

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.


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