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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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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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Taking Strides in Reducing Water Consumption
June 6, 2016 Klaus Reichardt

Taking Strides in Reducing Water Consumption

Historically, the United States has had an abundance of water. The country has about 4.5 percent of the world’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its renewable freshwater.

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Paving the Way for Product Mapping
June 6, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Paving the Way for Product Mapping

For the small mom-and-pop cleaning contractor, cleaning supply costs may be a minor concern. Of course, everyone wants to get the best product at the best price, but in many cases, supplies may be a small cost compared to the overall business operation.

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

Preventing Pests to Protect Health

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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Protecting Public Health
May 27, 2016 Sarah C. Bell-West

Protecting Public Health

Maintaining a visibly clean environment is important for influencing public perceptions because cleanliness is a top concern for customers.

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Get With the Safety Program
May 26, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get With the Safety Program

Pressure to address overall safety for employees is being driven by the high monetary cost of incidents, as well as the effect accidents have on employee productivity and overall company morale.

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Making Recycling More Effective
May 20, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Making Recycling More Effective

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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Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus
April 28, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus

Developments in floor care technology are not only helping facility managers and building service contractors keep better track of their equipment, but how their cleaning crews are using it and what to do as soon as a problem arises.

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Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
April 27, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

As long as people move, slips and falls will be part of workplace hazards.Since slips and falls make up about 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims each year, placing a focus on slip-and-fall prevention can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.

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Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors
April 26, 2016 Dave Posey

Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors

While a properly installed and finished floor can withstand high levels of foot traffic and action, proper care and maintenance is a critical component in getting the most life out of a hardwood floor.

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Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring
April 25, 2016 Patrick Copps

Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring

Landscaping and pest management are more intertwined than you may think—those seemingly well-manicured plants and flowers outside your facility can also attract and provide harborage for pests.

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Floor Care for Busy Buildings
April 25, 2016 William R. Griffin

Floor Care for Busy Buildings

High-traffic areas add extra challenges to the cleaning process. These areas are where high levels of soil track into a building, and if not removed, result in aggressive wear of surfaces and finishes.


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

Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities

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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