Advertisement

Waste Management

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.

Article
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.

Article
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

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About
December 8, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About

Health and Safety

2017 has been one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. Even after the hurricanes pass, we must consider the long-term health repercussions and their impact on facilities.

Article
Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools
December 1, 2017 Maricha Ellis

Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools

Health and Safety

From science labs to cleaning supply rooms, an educational facility houses a variety of hazardous waste that must be managed and disposed properly for safety and compliance reasons.

Article
Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures
July 10, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures

Restrooms

From odors to bodily fluids and plumbing issues, restrooms often give custodial teams a run for their money. As unpleasant as these pointers may be to read, here are five troublesome restroom areas that are often overlooked.

Article
The Acceleration of Global Warming
April 4, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

The Acceleration of Global Warming

Health and Safety

Unusually high levels of CO2 have experts worried; organizations must take steps now to reverse this trend.

Article
Purchasing Considerations for Decision-Makers
March 7, 2017 Bill McGarvey

Purchasing Considerations for Decision-Makers

Products

Costs associated with employee safety, storage, training, and waste can often negate any potential savings from buying a cheaper product.

Article