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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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July 2014 Feature 3

The GHS Challenge

The Renewable Cleaning response .
Ruben Rives
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GHS is a United Nations effort to help the world consistently identify and handle hazardous chemicals to protect people and the environment across borders.


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June 2014 Raising Standards

Three Requirements For A Safe Workplace

Management commitment, employee involvement and planning.
John Poole, Jr.
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If you are an employer or a manager, it is your responsibility to provide a safe work environment not only for your cleaning staff, but for all your employees.


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A Healthier School Environment For Our Future Generation

How chemical selection and indoor air quality can affect student health.
Paul Goldin
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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

David Finkelstein
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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.
John Poole, Jr.
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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.
Russell Kendzior
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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.
Todd McKeown
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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.
Sam Cooper
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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.
Rex Morrison
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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.
Dave Frank
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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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