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Articles by Dave Frank

February 2014 Raising Standards

Don’t Let Finances Impact Cleaning Quality

While many organizations are feeling the squeeze, there are management strategies that can help.
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Regardless of the strategy, cleaning managers must have the right data and expertise to manage their changing workload with the best results — a clean, healthy indoor environment.


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December 2013 Raising Standards

Supply Chain Management

Following standardized steps can help cleaning organizations create efficiencies.
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It’s not uncommon to see building service contractors and in-house cleaning managers juggling the procurement of products, tools and equipment from multiple suppliers and multiple locations.


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October 2013 Raising Standards

Blue Is The New Green

Ways to conserve the world’s most precious resource — water.
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Reducing water use by adopting water-efficient products, services and practices in these facilities can have a great impact in lowering water and sewer costs, and can help to meet challenges faced by communities to meet water demands, save energy and reduce stress on natural resources.


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June 2013 Raising Standards

Hospitals Reap Rewards For Focusing On Quality Cleaning

When patients perceive your facility as being top notch in cleanliness, they’ll be more at ease when in your care.
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Healthcare organizations have a new reason to be concerned about how their patients perceive the cleanliness of hospitals and patient rooms.


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April 2013 Raising Standards

Sustainability Beyond Green Cleaning

A comprehensive program should address the three pillars of sustainability.
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Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.
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Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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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.
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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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The Power Of Praise

How to build a culture of recognition in your organization that leads to happier employees and a healthier bottom line.
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How to build a culture of recognition in your organization that leads to happier employees and a healthier bottom line.
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September 2012 Raising Standards

The Law Of Fives

Five criteria for choosing the right quality management standard for your organization.
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When cleaning organizations choose a standard around which to build their management framework, they need to choose wisely to ensure the standard is the best fit for their organization.


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Out With The Old School And In With The New School

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CIMS is the textbook for today''s customer-focused cleaning organizations.
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