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A photo of PPE equipment: mask, air filter, gloves
October 23, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Are You Doing Team Member Safety Right?

Providing personal protective equipment as well as training and certification opportunities are some of the steps you can take to protect your workers from injuries.

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October 16, 2018 Riley Quinn Doherty

The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

Although it seems simple, hand drying is not as simple as it sounds. When considering which drying method to install into your facility’s restrooms, here’s what you should consider.

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October 16, 2018 Doug Hoffman

Look UP! You May be Housing Airborne Contaminants

Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future IAQ issues.

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October 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Go From Green to Sustainable at ISSA Show 2018

ISSA Show North America 2018 offers the opportunity to meet with exhibitors focusing on green and sustainable practices and to learn about a variety of sustainability initiatives.

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October 8, 2018 Dave Lavalle

The Spin on Dryer Safety

Most dryer fires are caused by lint buildup. Practice vent maintenance to keep your dryer’s vent system free of blockages and prevent overheating.

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CMM 2018 Restroom Care Webinar: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered
September 27, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

CMM 2018 Restroom Care Webinar: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

This webinar took questions submitted by listeners and addressed them headfirst during this one-hour webinar. Download now to have your most pressing restroom questions answered.

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ISSA Show 2018 seminar presenter Mark Warner
September 24, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

True or False: Green Cleaning Efforts Can't Use Disinfectants

There are many misconceptions about green cleaning products and practices. ISSA Show presenters reveal the truth behind the myths here.

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September 14, 2018 Isaac Johnson

Keeping Tabs on EVS Performance

Metrics can assist management with proper forecasting and hold team members accountable as well as allow them to celebrate success. Here are key metrics to consider for your EVS operation.

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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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chalkboard and apple in school setting
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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