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September 14, 2018 Isaac Johnson

Keeping Tabs on EVS Performance

There are many types of metrics utilized in environmental services and housekeeping departments around the country. In health care settings, organization leaders will review patient satisfaction, employee engagement, bed throughput, and staff retention.

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Roy Boukidjian, Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA
August 30, 2018 Jack Brosnan

How Environmental Services and Infection Control Teams Can Work Together

Cleaning has and always will be one of the best methods for infection control. Yet, when it comes to health care facilities, EVS professionals are rarely involved in the discussion.

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Sergeant James Songer, Dallas Police Department
August 22, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation

Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department offers life-saving advice and an opportunity to learn more at October's ISSA Show.

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Lucy Kalkman
August 2, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Facilities VP Customizes Approach to Each Client

Sodexo's Lucy Kalkman discusses how a one-size-fits-all approach is not the way to go for optimum client satisfaction.

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July 31, 2018 Brant Insero

Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan

Among all the chaos and tragedy we’ve seen our children face this past year, it’s hard to draw focus to the more simple and easily preventable problems that also have an impact on our children’s health and safety.

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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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June 22, 2018 Maureen Brogie

Protect Your Cleaning Business From Messy Liability Claims

Trips and falls are the most common claims made within the cleaning industry. For this reason, it's crucial to have cleaning and janitorial general liability insurance in place to cover any legal fees, as well as the compensation costs.

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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 Erin Brereton

Employee Handbook 101

An employee handbook can be a valuable asset, providing protection for both employees and their organizations. Here are basic principles and policies you will want to make sure to include.

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May 29, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Handling Hazardous Waste: The Danger of Sharps

Although emptying trash seems like a simple enough task, it can become dangerous when a staff member is stuck by a needle or other sharp hidden among the garbage. Here are several ways to protect your staff

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May 21, 2018 Dusti Butler & Helene Browning

Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip, And Fall Prevention

Many factors contribute to slip, trip, and fall incidents, including improper floor cleaning. Establishing a formalized floor-cleaning program can help prevent fall injuries.

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May 2, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman & Jonathan Adkins

Solving the Challenges of Facility Management

With the topic of building security and visitor safety fresh in the news, it's clear the responsibilities of building personnel go way beyond keeping facilities clean. Learn more about their top concerns in CMM's 2018 survey of facility management professionals.

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