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Safety And Security

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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A Healthier School Environment For Our Future Generation

How chemical selection and indoor air quality can affect student health.
January 29, 2014

Ensuring that all schools are free of indoor environmental pollutants and irritants that could affect the health and productivity of students and staff.


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The Case For Requiring Employee Photo ID Cards

May 15, 2013

The photo ID card is an easy, visible way to communicate a company’s training and standards while promoting its brand.


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March 2013 Feature 5

Circumspectly Creating A Culture Of Safety

Even more important than who, what, where and when, education on the why of safety training can make or break your efforts.
March 18, 2013

Regardless of the excuses or rebuttals, the long and short of it is that we must train for safety.


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Preventing The Causes Of Slips And Falls

Practical information on floor care safety from the IEHA Educational Curriculum.
March 1, 2013

Be sure to check back each month for another part of this ongoing series designed to help keep your floors clean and slip-resistant and your staffs and building occupants safe and healthy.


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January 2013 Facility Focus

Avoid The Winter Blues And Bruises With Floor Mats

How to select the right floor mat program for your hotel to help prevent slips, trips and falls.
January 4, 2013

According to statistical data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths — second only to automobile accidents in the number of fatalities. One solution often taken for granted is floor mats, which come in all styles, sizes and shapes.


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January 2013 Feature 5

The Hidden Hazards Of Cleaning Residues

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today's cleaning chemicals actually pose health and safety risks to building occupants.
January 3, 2013

When was the last time you thought about the residue from cleaning chemicals and the possible effect it may have on you, your facility and its occupants?


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December 2012 Maintenance Matters

Making Foodservice Floors Safer

When it comes to increasing cleanliness and reducing slip-and-fall incidents, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.
December 3, 2012

When it comes to soils, commercial kitchens and foodservice areas are some of the most challenging environments with which to deal.


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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.
November 21, 2012

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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Gutter Cleaning Tips That Can Save Your Life

Cleaning out a building's gutters is a necessary annual task, but not heeding caution can cause personal injury and property damage.
November 7, 2012

If more building owners and facilities managers knew the proper way to clean out their gutters, there would be less property damage and far fewer injuries.


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May 2012 Feature 3

Throwing In The Towel To Invisible Hazards

Research suggests that laundered shop towels are putting workers at risk of heavy metal exposure.
October 29, 2012

Laundered shop towels, which are scattered throughout many facilities but typically fade into the background of daily work, may potentially have a long-term health impact on employees using them.


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