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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
June 12, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

No-Touch Restrooms

Patrons of no-touch restrooms can activate toilet seat covers, dispense toilet paper, wash and dry their hands, and throw out trash, all without touching a dispenser or fixture.

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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
June 8, 2019 Mark McInnes

Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs

A proper disinfection process includes simple, time-honored steps, like pre-cleaning surfaces and following dwell times. Let’s examine a few of those closer to better understand how process impacts infection prevention.

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Hot water extraction cleaning process on carpeting
June 7, 2019 Gary Clipperton

Learn the Limitations of Absorbent Compounds

Absorbent compound cleaning methods can help restore your carpeting, but do have limitations. Learn when to add a periodic hot-water extraction for improved results.

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sweeping up construction debris
June 7, 2019 Joel Craddock

10 Safety Considerations for Construction Cleanup

Unlike standard janitorial services, construction cleanup requires attention to every surface. From drywall dust to large sawdust and paint-splatter, there’s a wide range of service to implement.

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Hand spraying furniture with disinfecting hose
June 4, 2019 Jeremiah Gray

Revolutionary Disinfection Technologies

The emergence of electrostatic spraying technology is giving way to better efficiencies and new responsibilities. Here are tips for training, remaining compliant with chemical use, and more.

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Building at North Carolina State University
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Pitching Pizza Boxes and Cleaning Up Chemical Waste

North Carolina State University talks composting, ionized water, and other sustainable practices for limiting waste and chemical exposure

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Building at University of Texas at Austin
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Universities Share Successes on Their Journey to Zero Waste

From pizza boxes to dorm fridges, campuses are a hotbed for all types of waste. Here's how three different university campuses handle it all.

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Picture of test tubes marked with Legionnaires' Disease
June 4, 2019 Rhonda Landis

Prevent Legionnaires' Disease With Fault Detection Software

Health care facilities that use continuous monitoring software on their building systems gain real-time data on temperature, humidity, water flow, and other issues that can lead to Legionnaires' Diseases.

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A yellow sign reading
June 3, 2019 Lee Senter

The Culture of Health and Safety

Remember the acronym REACH—Recognition, Evaluation, Assessment, Control, and Hazards—when establishing a safety and health program at your workplace.

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Man blowing his nose at a computer
June 3, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Take Indoor Air Quality Complaints Seriously

Even if just one worker complains of poor indoor air quality, employers have a responsibility to follow through on the complaint. Workers have varying sensitivities to indoor allergens.

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
June 1, 2019 Benjamin Oberle

Build an Effective Floor Disinfection Program

The standard for floor disinfection is changing due to growing awareness of harmful bacteria on floors and its potential to spread to other high-touch areas via shoes, hands, or equipment.

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Mold on a white ceiling
May 9, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Minimize Mold

A tell-tale musty smell means you should check these four areas to find where mold may be lurking in your facility.

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