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Waste Management

Throwing water bottle into recycling bin
June 4, 2019 Jack McGurk

Waste Stream Management Procedures

IEHA, a division of ISSA, shares tips for conducting a successful audit and reducing waste management expenses

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Building at North Carolina State University
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Pitching Pizza Boxes and Cleaning Up Chemical Waste

Health and Safety

North Carolina State University talks composting, ionized water, and other sustainable practices for limiting waste and chemical exposure

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Building at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

This Higher Education Facility Is Dumping Delivery Boxes

Facility Management

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill talks tackling delivery packages, which outnumber the student population on campus.

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Students sifting through waste
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Digging for Trash to Reduce Restroom and Food Waste

Restrooms

Learn how the University of Texas at Austin significantly cut garbage out of the waste stream by reducing plastic liner use, noncompostable food service items, surplus electronics, and more.

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Building at University of Texas at Austin
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Universities Share Successes on Their Journey to Zero Waste

Facility Management

From pizza boxes to dorm fridges, campuses are a hotbed for all types of waste. Here's how three different university campuses handle it all.

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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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Rolls of Toilet Paper
July 17, 2018 Fabio Vitali

On a Roll: The History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products

Restrooms

Quality, quantity, and choice of toilet paper used in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. To pick the right product, examining the history of toilet paper will help.

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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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Various cleaning supplies including vacuum, bucket, brushes, chemicals
April 20, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Keep Your Supply Closet Organized With Routine Inspections

Products

Following a spring cleaning, don't let your custodial closet fall back into disarray. Keep it neat and clean by following these five tips.

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various cleaning chemicals in bottles
February 28, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Simplifying Custodial Chemical Use

Products

Here is a five-step action plan to help you consolidate your chemicals.

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Man caulking exterior building window
February 5, 2018 Steve Howerton

An Inside Look at Exterior Maintenance

Facility Management

Maintaining the structure of your facility is just as important as cleaning the inside. Here are five building maintenance tasks to work into your annual planning.

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Chemical spill
December 13, 2017 Michael Shannon Sr.

Chemical Spill Cleanup

Health and Safety

Chemical spills can contribute to slips, falls, and other hazardous conditions. Learn to mitigate these risks with safer cleanup options.

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