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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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December 11, 2018 Natalia Gove

Best Practice Tips for I-9 Compliance

Business and Management

To avoid violations in the case of an I-9 audit, establish a proper corporate compliance policy by following these tips.

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December 11, 2018 Natalia Gove

I-9 Compliance

Business and Management

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cracked down on businesses, increasing audits and raids to ensure workforce compliance. Is your company prepared?

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November 27, 2018 Torben Lund Andersen

Autonomous Floor Care Solutions Raise the Stakes on Equipment Safety

Technology and Trends

Technological improvements in equipment are not enough to ensure safety as self-operating cleaning machines become more commonplace. New industry standards are key.

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May 29, 2018 Erin Brereton

Employee Handbook 101

Business and Management

An employee handbook can be a valuable asset, providing protection for both employees and their organizations. Here are basic principles and policies you will want to make sure to include.

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May 29, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Handling Hazardous Waste: The Danger of Sharps

Infection Control

Although emptying trash seems like a simple enough task, it can become dangerous when a staff member is stuck by a needle or other sharp hidden among the garbage. Here are several ways to protect your staff

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May 29, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

West Coast Takes the Lead on Sustainable Buildings

Technology and Trends

Since the 1960s, California has been the trendsetter in the environmental arena. Today, it's taking steps to become the world's first major economy to abandon the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for buildings.

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May 21, 2018 Dusti Butler & Helene Browning

Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip, And Fall Prevention

Health and Safety

Many factors contribute to slip, trip, and fall incidents, including improper floor cleaning. Establishing a formalized floor-cleaning program can help prevent fall injuries.

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April 27, 2018 Linda Pace

Sanitary Solutions for Waste Disposal in Women's Restrooms

Restrooms

When it comes to cleaning restrooms used by women, many building service contractors (BSCs) find that their biggest maintenance headache is dealing with feminine waste.

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April 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Full Speed Ahead for the Sustainability Movement

Business and Management

Even though the federal government has taken environmental and sustainability issues off its priority list, the movement is still going strong.

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December 11, 2017 Duane Carey

Prevent a First Aid Failure

Health and Safety

Cleaning can be a dangerous occupation. However, minor work-related injuries can be treated quickly if a properly-stocked first aid kit is readily available.

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Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools
December 1, 2017 Maricha Ellis

Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools

Health and Safety

From science labs to cleaning supply rooms, an educational facility houses a variety of hazardous waste that must be managed and disposed properly for safety and compliance reasons.

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