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Allen Rathey

Allen Rathey

Principal of Winning Environments, LLC

Allen P. Rathey is an educator specializing in healthy facilities, and provides advisory and consulting support. He is past-president of The Housekeeping Channel (HC), The Healthy House Institute (HHI), and The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI). He is the principal of Winning Environments, LLC, promoting best practices that enhance the living environment. Email arathey@outlook.com for more information.


Articles by Allen Rathey

Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments
October 10, 2016 Allen Rathey

Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments

Business and Management

The concept of “lean” is about eliminating waste from the workplace. Cleaning organizations can use lean principles to improve the workforce without eliminating employees.

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Field Training: Difficult, but Vital
October 3, 2016 Allen Rathey

Field Training: Difficult, but Vital

Business and Management

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Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning
August 8, 2016 Allen Rathey

Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning

Health and Safety

Cleaning, like other professions, faces its share of myths that may cost your organization money and impact the health of building occupants.

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Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics
May 24, 2016 Allen Rathey

Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics

Health and Safety

Establishing metrics for your green cleaning operation depends on your goals.

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Onsite Generation of Cleaning Solutions
May 2, 2016 Allen Rathey

Onsite Generation of Cleaning Solutions

Technology and Trends

Water is a very common substance; it’s virtually everywhere, and without it, we would not have anything to drink, or even a way to clean.

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Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities
April 4, 2016 Allen Rathey

Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities

Health and Safety

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a preventable public health challenge that causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually, sickening one-in-six Americans.

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Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing
November 25, 2015 Allen Rathey

Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing

Health and Safety

While using cold water instead of hot may help to minimize a facility’s carbon footprint and save on costs, this environmental effort still raises questions.

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Optimizing Performance, Productivity & People
April 4, 2014 Allen Rathey

Optimizing Performance, Productivity & People

Technology and Trends

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Avoid Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Cleaning Professionals as Prevention Doctors
December 10, 2013 Allen Rathey

Avoid Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Cleaning Professionals as Prevention Doctors

Facility Management

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Wet Cleaning Right
October 10, 2013 Allen Rathey

Wet Cleaning Right

Carpets

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse - Sustainability & Health
August 9, 2013 Allen Rathey

Putting the Cart Before the Horse - Sustainability & Health

Health and Safety

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse
July 16, 2013 Allen Rathey

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Health and Safety

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