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Cross-Contamination

A clean men's restroom
June 11, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

Restrooms

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet seat is not the grossest spot in a restroom. Learn tips to clean dirty grout, overfilled feminine hygiene receptacles, and other nasty restroom surfaces.

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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
June 8, 2019 Mark McInnes

Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs

Infection Control

A proper disinfection process includes simple, time-honored steps, like pre-cleaning surfaces and following dwell times. Let’s examine a few of those closer to better understand how process impacts infection prevention.

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
June 1, 2019 Benjamin Oberle

Build an Effective Floor Disinfection Program

Infection Control

The standard for floor disinfection is changing due to growing awareness of harmful bacteria on floors and its potential to spread to other high-touch areas via shoes, hands, or equipment.

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boots slipping on dark chemical puddle
May 2, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Protect Your Workers From Head to Toe

Health and Safety

Mark Warner, education manager with ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute, recalls a worker who wore sneakers to strip a floor; the result was catastrophic.

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A group of co-workers enjoying a snack in the breakroom
March 30, 2019 Riley Quinn Doherty

How to Maintain a Healthy Breakroom

Infection Control

Facility managers can make the breakroom a healthier spot by scheduling regular and thorough cleanings in addition to stocking them with hygienic supplies.

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blue bins with hazardous chemicals
February 8, 2019 Maricha Ellis

How to Properly Contain Chemicals

Health and Safety

Proper storage is key to avoiding leaks and penalties while remaining compliant with the law.

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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Business and Management

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A picture of a hospital room with a bed
November 20, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

EVS Is the First Defense in Infection Control

Infection Control

By following standardized cleaning standards, environmental services workers can provide the best defense in protecting patients from HAIs.

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hand dryer and paper towel dispenser
October 16, 2018 Riley Quinn Doherty

The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

Products

Although it seems simple, hand drying is not as simple as it sounds. When considering which drying method to install into your facility’s restrooms, here’s what you should consider.

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A worker wearing a white cleanroom suit
October 8, 2018 Amy Phare

Clean by Design: How to Keep a Cleanroom Contaminate-Free

Facility Management

Cleanrooms keep contaminants out and potentially hazardous materials in. Learn how they do it and how to keep them operating effectively.

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CMM 2018 Restroom Care Webinar: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered
September 27, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

CMM 2018 Restroom Care Webinar: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Restrooms

This webinar took questions submitted by listeners and addressed them headfirst during this one-hour webinar. Download now to have your most pressing restroom questions answered.

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Roy Boukidjian, Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA
August 30, 2018 Jack Brosnan

How Environmental Services and Infection Control Teams Can Work Together

Infection Control

Cleaning has and always will be one of the best methods for infection control. Yet, when it comes to health care facilities, EVS professionals are rarely involved in the discussion.

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