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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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Diving into Facility Manager Decisions
April 4, 2016

Diving into Facility Manager Decisions

What keeps in-house/facility managers up at night? According to aggregate findings from the 2016 Cleaning and Maintenance Management (CMM) In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, it’s a combination of labor, budgets, and productivity.

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How to Implement an Effective Recycling System
April 1, 2016 Ryan Hall

How to Implement an Effective Recycling System

Transitioning how you manage waste in your facility can be complex and difficult to deploy. Recycling not only avoids sending waste to landfills, but it can also reduce a facility’s overall hauling costs.

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Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber
April 1, 2016 Brett Haney

Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber

Color coding is an easy-to-remember-and-follow system that anybody can understand. It is also a sign to the public that you take stopping the spread of pathogens seriously and are purposeful in how you approach cleaning and sanitizing.

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Project Cleaning
March 30, 2016 Perry Shimanoff

Project Cleaning

Summer cleaning, often termed “project cleaning,” can be a successful component of an effective cleaning program.

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Outbreak 101
March 29, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Outbreak 101

It happens all the time. Schools close when too many kids start getting sick with the flu, norovirus, or a host of other diseases that spread quickly.

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The Attendance Gap Flares Up
March 28, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Attendance Gap Flares Up

The reasons students are missing school can be tied directly to a number of factors—but the first one noted is health-related, and links to asthma.

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Infection Prevention in the Modern Office
March 8, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Infection Prevention in the Modern Office

We’ve witnessed a number of changes in how people work; or possibly, we should say in where people work.

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Proper Restroom Tool Protocol
March 2, 2016 John Engel

Proper Restroom Tool Protocol

Cleaners must know how to take care of cleaning tools and use them properly to limit cross-contamination.

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Maintaining Top Secret and Sensitive Facilities
March 1, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Maintaining Top Secret and Sensitive Facilities

Cleaning and facility maintenance can be some of the most mission-critical services provided in situations where national security, scientific leadership, and human health are on the line.

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Five Questions on Restroom Training
March 1, 2016 Joel Craddock

Five Questions on Restroom Training

The restroom is one of the toughest areas to clean—and clean well—in a facility.

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Not Your Home Bathroom
February 26, 2016 Mickey Crowe

Not Your Home Bathroom

Most commercial restrooms in an office building, factory, or retail setting will have much more traffic per day than a personal bathroom, which means the soil load and supply usage is far greater, and therefore requires a higher degree of cleaning.

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The Impact of Green Sports Facilities
February 25, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Impact of Green Sports Facilities

Sports truly have the ability to change the world, or at least to help continue the greening of the cleaning industry through example.

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