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Standards And Certifications

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 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor

Insights 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.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Remedying Sick Building Syndrome With Green Cleaning

Similar to outdoor pollution, an unhealthy interior environment can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

Since conventional cleaning products have been recognized as contributors to indoor air quality problems, creating healthy indoor spaces starts by limiting the introduction of unnecessary pollutants.


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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 Feature 6

A Colony Of Microscopic Workhorses

Bioenzymatic cleaners are agricultural facilitators of clean, hygienic surfaces.

Facilities that are cleaned using environmentally preferable products are also becoming more sustainable, ensuring that natural resources are used as efficiently as possible.


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November 2012 Contractor Success

The Business Of Housecleaning Goes Commercial

Marketing that you are educated as a professional cleaner can gain you respect and generate success.

When we formed the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), we knew that we needed to develop a program of instruction and certification for technicians and that it would have to be a peer-reviewed, industry-wide accepted program.


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November 2012 Feature 4

Sustainable Education Programs

Information gathering and distribution is evolving as quickly as the role of custodial professional.

December 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, will mark CMI's second session of the Sustainable Cleaning for Educational Facilities program held in partnership with Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.


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January 2012 Facility Focus

What Does Green Ice Melt Really Mean?

There is little regulation of green claims in the ice melt industry, making it difficult to decipher an environmentally preferable product from the masses.

Because the ice melt industry is largely unregulated, there's nothing to prevent a manufacturer from adding small traces of additives to basic rock salt and claiming greater environmental benefits, creating a unique symbol that implies eco-friendliness, including "green" or "environmentally friendly" in the product name — or making other misleading claims without validation.


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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

Increase Productivity And Reduce Operating Expenses

Sanitaire Commercial/Electrolux

At the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Chicago, Sanitaire Commercial will detail how their Quiet Clean® line of vacuums can make an operation more productive. Read about the reliability and warranty they offer here and then visit booth 1033 to learn more.


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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

Formulating For A Clean Future

Core Products Company Inc.

At the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Chicago, Core Products will showcase the new Hydroxi Pro® Force D. Read about how this new product can complete any cleaning program here and then visit booth 4445 to learn more.


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