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Picture of test tubes marked with Legionnaires' Disease
May 22, 2019 Rhonda Landis

Prevent Legionnaires' Disease With Fault Detection Software

Infection Control

Health care facilities that use continuous monitoring software on their building systems gain real-time data on temperature, humidity, water flow, and other issues that can lead to Legionnaires' Diseases.

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Hot water extraction cleaning process on carpeting
May 21, 2019 Gary Clipperton

Learn the Limitations of Absorbent Compounds

Carpets

Absorbent compound cleaning methods can help restore your carpeting, but do have limitations. Learn when to add a periodic hot-water extraction for improved results.

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
May 2, 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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Who Has Final Say in Purchasing Data Chart
April 15, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

2019 In-House Survey Shows FMs Reign Over Budgets

Facility Management

Gain insight into how your fellow FMs are making their purchasing decisions; read our report on CMM's 2019 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, sponsored by 3M.

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photo of an EVS worker cleaning a floor in a health care facility
November 28, 2018 Arthur Coleman

Neglected EVS Training Will Cost Your Business

Training

With increased technological advances in tools and equipment, an educated workforce has never been more important in the cleaning and maintenance industry.

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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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Photo of the inside of a dryer drum
October 8, 2018 Dave Lavalle

The Spin on Dryer Safety

Health and Safety

Most dryer fires are caused by lint buildup. Practice vent maintenance to keep your dryer’s vent system free of blockages and prevent overheating.

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A graphic of key performance indicators
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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Christine from Foxdale Village
May 29, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

CMM Interviews Housekeeper From Retirement Community

Facility Management

CMM's first podcast interview explores the challenges of working in a facility that is full of occupants 24/7.

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container for needles and other hazardous wastes
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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