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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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Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits
January 11, 2012 Matt Morrison

Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits

Although this situation legally turned out well for this cleaning contractor, slip and fall accidents do happen frequently, and blame — whether justified or not — may be directed toward the cleaning contractor.

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Is An Organized Parts Storeroom Worth The Investment?
January 11, 2012 Frank Murphy

Is An Organized Parts Storeroom Worth The Investment?

Overlooked is the fact that storerooms are of crucial importance to plant profitability and must be efficiently organized and well-managed.

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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Post-construction cleaning
November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Post-construction cleaning

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Proper Battery Selection And Maintenance
November 10, 2011 Elke Hirschman

Proper Battery Selection And Maintenance

Today''s cleaning and maintenance professionals face a variety of challenges to getting their jobs done, ranging from limited staff to shrinking budgets.

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Ten Emerging JanSan Trends: Part One
September 9, 2011 Dave Frank

Ten Emerging JanSan Trends: Part One

We have identified 10 trends that are impacting the cleaning industry and the way facilities and businesses operate.

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Traffic Lane Soiling
July 29, 2011 Robert Kravitz

Traffic Lane Soiling

Traffic lane soiling frequently occurs in carpeted hallways, but it is equally common in large carpeted areas that are heavily traveled.

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The Value Of Benchmarking
June 9, 2011 Michael Jenkins

The Value Of Benchmarking

Merriam-Webster defines benchmarking as, “The study of a competitor''s product or business practices in order to improve the performance of one''s own company.”

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Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Transforms Custodial Duties
June 9, 2011 Allen Rathey

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Transforms Custodial Duties

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® successfully applies principles derived from W. Edwards Deming — the father of the modern quality movement — and the efficiencies of systems thinking for the K-12 school environment.

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Greenwashing: The False Advertising Of The Green Movement
May 5, 2011 Amanda Martini-Hughes

Greenwashing: The False Advertising Of The Green Movement

While the consumer puts their faith in words like “all-natural,” “eco-friendly” and “Earth friendly,” in a lot of cases, they''re the victims of the all-too-common practice of “greenwashing.”

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Striping Parking Lots
April 14, 2011 Dan Zurcher

Striping Parking Lots

I am asked two questions quite often: “How do you stripe straight?” and “How do you stop and start exactly where you want?”

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Corporate Recycling Programs
February 18, 2011

Corporate Recycling Programs

Care for the environment is a major goal for most large companies, but implementing recycling programs on a large scale can be a headache.

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A Future As Bright As The Stars
February 1, 2011 Rob Drapaue

A Future As Bright As The Stars

But, a funny thing happened on the way to the stars: He defied his own expectations and grew up to be the chief executive officer (CEO) of a facilities management company.

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