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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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How to Implement a Sustainability Program
August 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

How to Implement a Sustainability Program

Many facilities have transferred to a green cleaning strategy. The goal is to go a step further and incorporate sustainability into the mix.

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Planning to Clean a Medical Office
August 29, 2016 Joel Craddock

Planning to Clean a Medical Office

When cleaning environments like a dentist's office or small doctor's office, there are things a building service contractor (BSC) should keep in mind.

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Back to Zero
August 25, 2016 Kevin Keeler

Back to Zero

Over time, some surfaces become so saturated with soil that no amount of routine cleaning will improve their appearance level.

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The State of HAI Prevention
August 22, 2016 Erin Brereton

The State of HAI Prevention

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.

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

How to (Responsibly) Take Out the Trash

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

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Buy-ins and Visions
August 9, 2016 Ron Segura

Buy-ins and Visions

It’s hard enough to ask cleaning professionals to make changes in their cleaning routines, procedures, and the products they use to perform their cleaning tasks, but when management purchases a piece of equipment (a cleaning solution or tool)without their advanced “buy-in,” you can expect additional resistance.

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Successful Snow Planning Starts Now
August 4, 2016 Neal Glatt

Successful Snow Planning Starts Now

While it is easy to forget about the pain of unpredictable snow when summer is just beginning, it is actually a time to plan ahead to avoid the pitfalls of being unprepared.

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School’s Not Out for Germs
July 25, 2016 Rosie D. Lyles

School’s Not Out for Germs

Summertime may signal a slower time for foot traffic in K-12 schools, but that does not mean that dirt, grime, or germs take a vacation.

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Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors
July 25, 2016 Dave Posey

Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors

For any sizable hardwood floor, implementing a regular autoscrubbing maintenance program is a must.

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A Greener Way to Disinfect
July 19, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

A Greener Way to Disinfect

Disinfectants have a history of being overused or used incorrectly.

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Bidding on Schools and Universities
July 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Bidding on Schools and Universities

Educational facilities are a growing market that contractors are penetrating. This includes day and evening cleaning in public and private schools of all types and sizes.

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Color Coding Can Liners
July 13, 2016 Randy Orsheln

Color Coding Can Liners

The most common colors for industrial can liners are black, grey, white, and clear. Here’s a guide to how color plays a role in properly sorting your facility’s trash.

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