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Allen Rathey

Allen Rathey is president of Winning Environments, LLC, a firm that promotes standardized best practices from programs defined by The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), the Cleaning Performance center (CPC), and Process Cleaning for Healthy Facilities (PC4HF).


November/December 2015 Maintenance Matters

Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing

A Q&A on the pros and cons of cold-water laundering

While using cold water instead of hot may help to minimize a facility’s carbon footprint and even save on costs, this environmental effort still raises questions.

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April 2014 Facility Focus

Optimizing Performance, Productivity And People

How best practices, employee training and new technologies drive results in the Duke University Health System.

The environmental services group has adopted best practices in information access, cross-training, clean technology and human resources to optimize performance.

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CMM Online Exclusive

Cleaning For Appearance Is The Problem

A treatise against the superficial nature of perceived cleanliness.

Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.

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CMM Online Exclusive

A Manifesto For Cleaning Industry Wisdom

It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.

Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?

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