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Waste Management

​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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can Liner Consequences
February 9, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Can Liner Consequences

Products

While trash can liners help to keep our facilities clean, how we dispose of them can have grave consequences.

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Tackling Tough Facility Odors
February 3, 2017 Robert D. Foster

Tackling Tough Facility Odors

Restrooms

Odor: It is a problem that stinks, but it’s a top concern and one of the most difficult problems confronting cleaning professionals today.

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Rethinking Restroom Water Use
November 18, 2016 Erin Brereton

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Facility Management

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.

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Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance
October 5, 2016 Thom Wellington

Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance

Infection Control

Health care facilities consistently are filled with vendor employees performing necessary work, and many of these contractors do not have functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient.

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How to (Responsibly) Take Out the Trash
August 12, 2016 Randy Orsheln

How to (Responsibly) Take Out the Trash

Facility Management

There are numerous ways to get more value from can liner expenditures and generate less waste without sacrificing quality.

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Preventing Pests to Protect Health
May 31, 2016 Dr. Zia Siddiqi

Preventing Pests to Protect Health

Health and Safety

Establishing a stringent sanitation regimen and facility maintenance plan that covers indoor and outdoor areas can help protect your building and its occupants from pests and the diseases they carry.

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Making Recycling More Effective
May 20, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Making Recycling More Effective

Technology and Trends

Just because recycling is the granddaddy of the green and sustainability movement doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of room for improvement.

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