Articles by Allen Rathey
April 2014 Facility Focus
How best practices, employee training and new technologies drive results in the Duke University Health System.
April 4, 2014
The environmental services group has adopted best practices in information access, cross-training, clean technology and human resources to optimize performance.
April 2014 A Clean Sweep
Tracking industry development and answering reader questions.
April 3, 2014
Allen Rathey looks back on his time with CMM.
Online Exclusive - Cart Before The Horse
December 10, 2013
The goal of facility cleaning should be to "Treat the Whole Patient" by striving to make the entire indoor environment clean and healthy as a Standard Operating Procedure.
The right way to use chemical cleaners and disinfectants.
October 10, 2013
Using “cleaning” chemicals without carefully following directions is putting the cart before the horse, because chemicals used improperly can’t do the intended job.
July 16, 2013
Part of sustainability is limiting or controlling the consumption of finite resources, notably petroleum.Read More
June 18, 2013
When you prevent or remove micro-contaminants or pollutants to protect health, you address the real problem.Read More
May 1, 2013
Assuming you have attracted and hired the right people, it is vital to train them well.Read More
CMM Online Exclusive
A treatise against the superficial nature of perceived cleanliness.
March 18, 2013
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.
CMM Online Exclusive
It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.
February 5, 2013
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?
January 2013 Cover Story
Soil removal over time is a cleaning performance indicator that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.
January 1, 2013
Since labor is the number one investment we make in cleaning, we ought to know what we are accomplishing during that time. After all, time is money, and labor is the real currency of cleaning.