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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
April 24, 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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High Dusting Kits from ProTeam
February 6, 2019 Sponsored by ProTeam

High Dusting Kits from ProTeam

ProTeam® offers High Dusting Kits that bring many above-the-floor areas within the cleaner’s reach for safe and efficient cleaning.

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A woman with two small children in an airport terminal
April 23, 2019 Robert Kravitz

Lactation Rooms: New Policies Coming to an Airport Near You

A new law requires all large- and medium-sized airports in the United States to provide a private, hygienic space in each terminal for nursing or pumping mothers.

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Woman working on a computer with a dog on her lap
April 19, 2019 Katherine Picket

A Doggone Friendly Office

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out
September 6, 2016 Ron Harrison

The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out

Sanitation is one of the basic building blocks of a strong food safety program, as well as a strong pest management program, but it is also one that sees frequent slip-ups.

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Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter
September 2, 2016 Joel Craddock

Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter

Waiting to devise a winter maintenance plan until the first signs of snow and ice is a mistake.

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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
September 1, 2016 Thom Wellington

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Protecting personnel and facilities from unseen bacteria and fungi is a daunting task for building managers as well as professional cleaning teams.

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Cutting Floor Care Costs
August 30, 2016 William R. Griffin

Cutting Floor Care Costs

Hard floor care is a major cost in most facilities, and it plays a key role in overall building appearance, health, and safety.

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How to Implement a Sustainability Program
August 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

How to Implement a Sustainability Program

Many facilities have transferred to a green cleaning strategy. The goal is to go a step further and incorporate sustainability into the mix.

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Disinfecting robot
August 24, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Benefits of UV Technology

It can move on its own just like a robot and kills microbes by simply shining a light, sometimes disinfecting an entire hospital room in just eight minutes.

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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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The State of HAI Prevention
August 22, 2016 Erin Brereton

The State of HAI Prevention

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.

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Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning
August 8, 2016 Allen Rathey

Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning

Cleaning, like other professions, faces its share of myths that may cost your organization money and impact the health of building occupants.

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Successful Snow Planning Starts Now
August 4, 2016 Neal Glatt

Successful Snow Planning Starts Now

While it is easy to forget about the pain of unpredictable snow when summer is just beginning, it is actually a time to plan ahead to avoid the pitfalls of being unprepared.

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Hand Hygiene: True or False?
August 2, 2016 Jim Arbogast

Hand Hygiene: True or False?

Some of the most frequently heard myths about hand sanitizers are those surrounding germs.

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Washing hands
August 1, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Our Role in Preventing Infections

This issue of Cleaning and Maintenance Management covers a variety of ways to ensure our teams are doing everything they can to keep building occupants healthy—even when we can’t be there to supervise their every move.

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