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September 2012 Maintenance Matters Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Batteries?

Test your knowledge and complete a quick, 10-question quiz developed by Daniel Frimml of Tornado Industries Inc. to ensure retention of the main points from his September 2012 article, "The Wave Of The Future."


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Handwashing: Then And Now

It's common knowledge that regular handwashing is an essential component to good overall health.
Picture this: You and one of your co-workers are exiting a restroom stall at the exact same time. As usual, you head over to the sink and start lathering up, while your counterpart walks shamelessly toward the door.
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Your Soil Is Showing

Few things take away from an otherwise clean carpet more quickly than soiled traffic lanes, making prevention a fundamental aspect of cleaning.

Just like any other floor surface, carpet takes a beating from foot traffic. And, if a facility has extended hours of operation and a high occupation density, the carpet can receive quite a bit of abuse.Few things take away from an otherwise clean carpet more quickly than soiled traffic lanes, making prevention a fundamental aspect of cleaning.


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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia.

Scale buildup in water systems promotes the growth of biofilms and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires' disease.


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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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