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November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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Caring for Carpet Squares
June 8, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Caring for Carpet Squares

Caring for carpet squares—also known as carpet tiles—can be tricky.

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Let Your Green Roof Thrive
June 6, 2017 Tim Husen

Let Your Green Roof Thrive

The greenery on your roof could be putting your facility at risk for a pest invasion.

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2017 In-House/FM Survey Results: CMM’s Annual Analysis
June 2, 2017 CMM Staff

2017 In-House/FM Survey Results: CMM’s Annual Analysis

How do you measure up to your peers when comparing facility operations? Download our survey for eight facts about your fellow FMs.

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Attending to Baby Changing Stations
June 1, 2017 Amy Seretsky

Attending to Baby Changing Stations

We can expect more building managers to install baby changing systems and more cleaning workers to be called upon to clean and maintain them.

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Higher Education for the Industry
May 26, 2017 Nicole Bowman

Higher Education for the Industry

Facilities management is a growing field with a variety of career choices, solid compensation, and a relative lack of competition.

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Penn State Transitions to Standardized Cleaning
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by ProTeam

Penn State Transitions to Standardized Cleaning

Over five years ago, the university set in motion a campus-wide transition to a more efficient and effective cleaning program.

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Restaurant Stops the Mop and Switches to Kaivac OmniFlex System
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by Kaivac, Inc.

Restaurant Stops the Mop and Switches to Kaivac OmniFlex System

Jake Hibbett faced a cleaning challenge. As assistant manager of Buffalo Wings & Rings in Greendale, IN, he needed to create a clean and inviting environment for diners.

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Bringing School Spirit to Hardwood Floors
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by Bona

Bringing School Spirit to Hardwood Floors

Like most high school sport floors, the gym floor at Lutheran High School in Parker, CO, gets a good deal of foot traffic. From sporting events to dances, the gym is the heart of the school.

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Addressing Facility Theft
April 7, 2017 Ron Segura

Addressing Facility Theft

Managers of custodial crews must be prepared to deal with personnel and security issues, such as building theft.

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3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry
April 7, 2017 David Collette

3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry

Proactively reduce your risk by using a qualified walkway auditor as either an internal or external resource.

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Create a Green Cleaning Strategy for Your School
April 6, 2017 Tracy Washington Enger

Create a Green Cleaning Strategy for Your School

An effective green cleaning plan is collaborative and requires initiative—especially in facilities like schools with a variety of stakeholders.

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What’s in Your Custodial Closet?
April 4, 2017 Nicole Bowman

What’s in Your Custodial Closet?

For those who are looking to get serious about green cleaning initiatives, an audit of custodial closets will indicate exactly what health and environmental hazards are hiding in there.

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