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Injury Prevention

sweeping up construction debris
June 7, 2019 Joel Craddock

10 Safety Considerations for Construction Cleanup

Health and Safety

Unlike standard janitorial services, construction cleanup requires attention to every surface. From drywall dust to large sawdust and paint-splatter, there’s a wide range of service to implement.

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A yellow sign reading
June 3, 2019 Lee Senter

The Culture of Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Remember the acronym REACH—Recognition, Evaluation, Assessment, Control, and Hazards—when establishing a safety and health program at your workplace.

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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 dispensing system
March 1, 2019 Matt Hayas

The Evolution of Chemical Dispensing Systems

Products

Keeping up-to-date on chemical dispenser advancements can help you find the right system to accurately and safely measure cleaning chemicals at your facility.

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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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Bullets and notebooks scattered on the floor
January 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Know When to Run and When to Fight

Health and Safety

Facility managers can protect building residents during a mass shooting by knowing when to encourage them to run, helping them find a place to hide, or instructing them on ways to fight back.

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Red stop light
November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

Health and Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Auto floor scrubber-white
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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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Health and Safety

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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ProTeam® FreeFlex® Cordless/Corded Upright Vacuum
November 26, 2018 Sponsored by ProTeam

ProTeam® FreeFlex® Cordless/Corded Upright Vacuum

Carpets

From the company with over three decades of experience creating innovative vacuums, the FreeFlex takes upright vacuuming to new heights. A cordless upright with the option to plug in for continuous cleaning, the FreeFlex gives cleaners the versatility to tackle any situation where an upright fits best.

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A photo of PPE equipment: mask, air filter, gloves
October 23, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Are You Doing Team Member Safety Right?

Health and Safety

Providing personal protective equipment as well as training and certification opportunities are some of the steps you can take to protect your workers from injuries.

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Gene Woodard, building service director for University of Washington
September 24, 2018 Jack Brosnan

Participatory Ergonomics: A Leadership Style for Improving Employee Performance

Training

Participatory economics is a leadership model that will help your entire organization work smarter, not harder. Gene Woodard addresses this approach to leadership and training.

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