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April 19, 2019

A Doggone Friendly Office

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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Discover A Smarter Way to Dust
February 13, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

Discover A Smarter Way to Dust

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April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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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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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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