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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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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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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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July 17, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

5 Fantastic Female Leaders in the Cleaning Industry

Female facility management professionals are breaking down barriers and creating their own paths; here's a snapshot of their secrets to success.

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July 17, 2018 Fabio Vitali

On a Roll: The History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products

Quality, quantity, and choice of toilet paper used in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. To pick the right product, examining the history of toilet paper will help.

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Carpet Care Terms Infographic
July 6, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Scrub Up on Carpet Cleaning Methods, Tools, and Terms

Refer to this handy infographic to learn the basics about several carpet cleaning methods including hot water extraction, dry compound cleaning, absorbent pad cleaning, encapsulation, and dry foam cleaning.

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A group of syringes
June 22, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Take the Pinch out of Needlesticks

If you or an employee are stuck by a used needle or another sharp, don't panic. Follow these steps from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Caring for Floors of the Future
June 18, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Caring for Floors of the Future

Learn the latest trends in hard floor surfaces, new developments related to modern finishes and coatings, and how evolving technology fits into the landscape of trending floor surfaces.

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June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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May 31, 2018

Battle of the Breeding Ground

This article, provided courtesy of IEHA, a division of ISSA, showcases how one university got to the source of their pest control challenges.

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May 31, 2018 Nate Abrahams

Blast Away Entranceway Dirt

Regularly scheduling power washings on the sidewalks and patios outside your building will help keep people from tracking dirt inside your building.

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Christine from Foxdale Village
May 29, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

CMM Interviews Housekeeper From Retirement Community

CMM's first podcast interview explores the challenges of working in a facility that is full of occupants 24/7.

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May 29, 2018 Tim Poskin

Adjusting for Seasonal Schedules

Times have changed. Campus operations have innovated to make room for a growing number of summertime activities to fill otherwise empty buildings. How do you staff accordingly?

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May 29, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

West Coast Takes the Lead on Sustainable Buildings

Since the 1960s, California has been the trendsetter in the environmental arena. Today, it's taking steps to become the world's first major economy to abandon the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for buildings.

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blueprints for smart building
May 29, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Innovation in Building Infrastructure

Advancements in building architecture and design may impact your facility maintenance and cleaning operations. Learn how the Built industry is impacting how we clean.

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