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Gutter Cleaning Tips That Can Save Your Life

Cleaning out a building's gutters is a necessary annual task, but not heeding caution can cause personal injury and property damage.

If more building owners and facilities managers knew the proper way to clean out their gutters, there would be less property damage and far fewer injuries.


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May 2012 Feature 3

Throwing In The Towel To Invisible Hazards

Research suggests that laundered shop towels are putting workers at risk of heavy metal exposure.

Laundered shop towels, which are scattered throughout many facilities but typically fade into the background of daily work, may potentially have a long-term health impact on employees using them.


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July 2012 Feature 3

Who Goes There?

Wireless access control means peace of mind, increased accountability and better security for your maintenance supplies.
You need to protect your investment — add it up; it's probably more valuable than you think — and a few simple locks and keys just aren't adequate anymore.
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A Conversation About B101.3

A call to the ANSI/NFSI B101.3 standard and the possible need for a lower cost slip meter.

In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.


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Selling Retail Floor Care Safety

A floor care expert shares his knowledge to help you sell safety to retail customers.

A floor care expert shares his knowledge to help you sell safety to retail customers.


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Janitor stumbles upon safe house

NEW YORK — An apartment complex janitor caused major embarrassment to the New York Police Department (NYPD) when he walked into a "top secret, anti-terrorist safe house."
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MMMM awarded BSCAI safety award

ST. LOUIS — Mitch Murch''s Maintenance Management Company (MMMM) has been awarded the Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI) 2011 Safety Award for the large company category.
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ACI responds to Senate committee markup

WASHINGTON — The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has issued a statement from ACI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ernie Rosenberg in response to the July 25 markup of the "Safe Chemicals Act" by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
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BRAVO! wins industry's highest safety award

GREEN BROOK, NJ — BRAVO! Group Services has announced that the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) has awarded BRAVO! the 2011 BSCAI Safety Award for large employers.
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EPA fines chemical producer

BOSTON — A chemical producer faces a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fine of $93,900 for failing to report the use and storage of hazardous chemicals at its Fairfield, Connecticut, facility, in violation of the federal right-to-know law.
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