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The Hottest Topics for Facility Service Providers

These can't-miss education sessions will be front and center during ISSA Show North America 2018

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ISSA Show 2018 seminar presenter Mark Warner
Kathleen Misovic

True or False: Green Cleaning Efforts Can't Use Disinfectants

Infection Control

There are many misconceptions about green cleaning products and practices. ISSA Show presenters reveal the truth behind the myths here.

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Gene Woodard, building service director for University of Washington
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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Jeff Gardner, President of Maximum Performance Group, LLC
Kelly Zimmerman

How to Target Your Most Likely Contracts (and Close the Deal)

Business and Management

How much better would your bottom line look if you knew how to put all your eggs in the right baskets? Learn more on how to build your revenue quickly.

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Roy Boukidjian, Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA
Jack Brosnan

How Environmental Services and Infection Control Teams Can Work Together

Infection Control

Cleaning has and always will be one of the best methods for infection control. Yet, when it comes to health care facilities, EVS professionals are rarely involved in the discussion.

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John Bernhards, Associate Vice President for APPA
Kelly Zimmerman

Budget for the Lifespan of Your Facility

Facility Management

Oversight of a facility’s total cost of ownership can cause problems for owners who aren’t prepared to care for the property in the long term.

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Sergeant James Songer, Dallas Police Department
Kathleen Misovic

Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation

Health and Safety

Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department offers life-saving advice and an opportunity to learn more at October's ISSA Show.

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Departments

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Kelly Zimmerman

Battery Tech and Your Bottom Line

Products

Batteries work hard behind the scenes to keep your cleaning equipment going strong. Keep these points in mind the next time you’re working with cleaning equipment that requires battery operation.

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Isaac Johnson

Keeping Tabs on EVS Performance

Health and Safety

Metrics can assist management with proper forecasting and hold team members accountable as well as allow them to celebrate success. Here are key metrics to consider for your EVS operation.

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Shiny new cars at a dealership
Tim Conn

Pricing High-End Retail Facilities: Car Dealerships

Business and Management

​Pricing a contract for a high-end retail facility can be tricky. Don't forget to prioritize these variables for your quote.

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group business people sales pitch
Tim Poskin

Pitching Company Policies

Business and Management

How do you empower your cleaning team to carry out company policies? If it’s in the employee handbook, certainly they’ll follow it, right? Well, not necessarily.

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new flooring technologies
Kathleen Misovic

Save Time and Money With New Flooring Technology

Hard Floors

The latest flooring technology, such as luxury vinyl tile, high-build systems, and dry stripping, will help keep a facility’s floors looking good with minimal care, expense, and fumes.

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Life raft full of money
Kelly Zimmerman

Planning for Budget Contingencies in Your Cleaning Operation

Business and Management

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Kelly Zimmerman

Getting Ahead of Our Setbacks

Facility service providers must plan for the unpredictable. You don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t pay your staff, contractors, or utilities because an emergency totally wiped out your cash flow. A back-up plan is key.

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A building with green plants growing on it
Stephen Ashkin

Technology Initiatives Deliver Sustainability to Older Buildings

Technology and Trends

Many of the new buildings under construction in this country are being built with sustainable systems that use less fuel, energy, water, etc. However, thousands of older commercial buildings are still in use. A pilot program in Chicago, IL, may provide solutions to the challenges of updating old buildings.

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Lance Witschen

Employee Engagement Involves More Than Buzzwords

Business and Management

Allowing workers to give feedback on job site challenges conveys your organization cares about their health and welfare.

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Eliminate Headaches Associated with Quality Inspections

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ProTeam Cordless Innovation at ISSA Booth #5717

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Wipe Away Grime on Hands, Tools and Equipment

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No-touch cleaning system
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Try Cord-Free No-Touch Cleaning® at ISSA Booth 6848

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CT51 and CT71 Scrubbers: 2 Machines, 16 Models

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Portable extractor pump
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Get More Out of Your Portable Extractor

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Autonomous commercial scrubber
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A Smarter Kind of Clean with Brain Corp

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Wood floor care system
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The New Standard in Wood Floor Recoating

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