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CIMS

Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification applies to management, operations, performance systems and processes. Compliance with the Standard demonstrates an organization is structured to deliver consistent, quality services that are designed to meet the customer's needs and expectations.

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Expanding CIMS To Europe

Bill Griffin meets with JanSan professionals in the United Kingdom.

The training trip was 'great fun and a welcome reminder of how big and how small the world really is.'


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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.

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.

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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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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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.

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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A Manifesto For Cleaning Industry Wisdom

It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.

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?


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January 2013 Raising Standards

Piecing Together The Measurement Puzzle

Finding a place for measurement technology in your organization's management system.

Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.


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September 2012 Consultant's Corner

The Perversion Of Politics

Do the politics of cleaning slow true product innovation?

To my dismay, diamond pads haven't gained wide acceptance in the JanSan industry; considering the advantages of the diamond pad process, I've often wondered why.


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September 2012 Raising Standards

The Law Of Fives

Five criteria for choosing the right quality management standard for your organization.

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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