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May/June 2017

2017 In-House/FM Survey Results: CMM’s Annual Analysis

Key findings from the 2017 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey

This year, 272 respondents completed the In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, with about 60 percent of them working in some type of education facility (33.5 percent in higher education and 27.2 percent in K–12).


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April 2017

What’s in Your Custodial Closet?

Your guide to conducting a green cleaning audit

For BSCs and facility managers who are looking to get serious about green cleaning initiatives, an audit of custodial closets will indicate exactly what health and environmental hazards are hiding in there.


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November 2013 Feature 7

GHS — The Right To Understand

The new global standard aims to eliminate inconsistencies and inaccuracies on product labels.

In December 2013, a big change is coming to the way warning and hazard labels and related materials are displayed on scores of different products including professional cleaning products.


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CM e-News Daily

ISSA releases Clean Standard for K-12

ISSA has released a new standard industry professionals can use when working in or with K-12 schools to promote a cleaner and healthier indoor environment to benefit children's learning experiences.


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August 2013 Facility Focus

New OSHA Rules For Floor Safety

Updated guidelines say floors should be inspected by “qualified persons.”

In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to release new rules for Walking and Working Surfaces (29 CFR Part 1910), that raise the bar for floorcare, safety and inspection.


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August 2013 Feature 5

A New Generation Of Green Cleaners

Vegetable-based chemicals encourage microorganisms to digest troublesome organics and odors.

Increased environmental and health awareness has led to a greater array of “greener” and “safer” cleaners, deodorizers and degreasers in today’s marketplace. Many of these products, unfortunately, do not offer truly safe and green alternatives: Enter a newly-developed category of non-active biocatalyst-based products.


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