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covid-19 coronavirus
February 11, 2020 Lori Strazdas

Prepare to Prevent: A 3-Part Approach for Facility Managers Amid Concern over COVID-19

Health and Safety

With a proper plan and behaviors in place, facility managers should feel confident to take on infectious disease challenges, whether it be COVID-19, a spike in flu rates, or the next new pathogen of concern. 

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single-use mops
February 6, 2020 Jack McGurk & Rick Parker & Dave Harry

Single-Use Microfiber Mops Usher In Third Wave of Change in Floor Care

Hard Floors

Single-use microfiber mops have the same cleaning attributes of reusable microfiber mops with the added benefit of eliminating the laundry process.

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infection prevention technologies
February 5, 2020 Patrick Kehoe

Infection Prevention Innovations for Facility Managers

Infection Control

Disposable mop pads and chemical accuracy systems are two innovations helping facility managers reduce cross contamination.

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Infographic: Basic Cleanroom Requirements and Classifications
November 15, 2019 Steve Gonzales

Infographic: Basic Cleanroom Requirements and Classifications

Facility Management

Having the proper level of cleanroom control is essential for the quality of products as well as the safety of customers and employees. Here are some key facts about their standards and classifications.

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Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools
August 2, 2019 Adam Povlitz

Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools

Infection Control

In order for a cleaning company to earn the business of a school or an entire school district, it must demonstrate that it can create a healthy atmosphere for students and staff. Use these five lesson plans when pitching your company to a school.

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Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs
June 26, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs

Business and Management

Knowing specific tasks you are required to perform, such as wiping down exam tables and cleaning waiting room toys, will help you prepare a bid for specific medical facilities.

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Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas
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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Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs
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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Protect Your Workers From Head to Toe
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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How to Maintain a Healthy 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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Bidding a Medical Facility
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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EVS Is the First Defense in Infection Control
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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