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Safety

The safety of workers and security of building occupants and their property has never been as important as it is today. We cover safety issues like personal protective equipment (PPE), material safety data sheets (MSDS), chemical safety, ergonomic equipment trends and procedures and slip, trip and fall issues. The cleaning and maintenance staff also impacts the safety of the building and its occupants, so we provide information and solutions on locks and security systems, emergency preparedness, background checks for staff and more.

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May/June 2017

2017 In-House/FM Survey Results: CMM’s Annual Analysis

Key findings from the 2017 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey

This year, 272 respondents completed the In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, with about 60 percent of them working in some type of education facility (33.5 percent in higher education and 27.2 percent in K–12).


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June 2016

Get With the Safety Program

How to create a secure work environment for your cleaning team

Pressure to address overall safety for employees is being driven by the high monetary cost of incidents, as well as the effect accidents have on employee productivity and overall company morale.


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March 2016 Maintenance Matters

Window Washing and Workplace Safety

A three-tiered approach to preventing accidents on worksites

There is a new standard in place when it comes to workplace safety, specifically for those who are exposed to certain safety hazards at commercial buildings on a regular basis.


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February 2016

The ROI of Clean Air

Reduce absenteeism with improved indoor air quality

IAQ has a more profound effect on occupants than most people realize because the average person spends about 90 percent of his or her time indoors.


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August 2015 Tips from the Trainers

The 411 on GHS

An overview of federal deadlines and guidelines

Under revisions to the HCS—an OSHA regulation designed to ensure that employees know the risks and identities of chemicals they encounter in the workplace—manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers all have responsibilities.


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