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September 10, 2019

GBAC and Microbial Warfare

Infection Control

Over the next year, ISSA-GBAC will be rolling out new training and certifications, company accreditations, licensing programs, and special projects.

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August 1, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 3: Dialysis Centers

Business and Management

Knowing how to properly handle biohazardous waste is critical for any cleaning service considering making a bid to clean a dialysis center.

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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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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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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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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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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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October 16, 2018 Doug Hoffman

Look UP! You May be Housing Airborne Contaminants

Infection Control

Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future IAQ issues.

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September 14, 2018 Isaac Johnson

Keeping Tabs on EVS Performance

Health and Safety

Metrics can assist management with proper forecasting and hold team members accountable as well as allow them to celebrate success. Here are key metrics to consider for your EVS operation.

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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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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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