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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 Torben Lund Andersen

Autonomous Floor Care Solutions Raise the Stakes on Equipment Safety

Technological improvements in equipment are not enough to ensure safety as self-operating cleaning machines become more commonplace. New industry standards are key.

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
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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Lessening Liability
May 23, 2016 Erin Brereton

Lessening Liability

Whether an operation is based within the facility it maintains or is an outside contracting company that cleans dozens of client office buildings, commercial cleaning providers—like most other service providers—need to proactively protect themselves.

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Bidding and Cleaning Industrial Facilities
May 20, 2016 William R. Griffin

Bidding and Cleaning Industrial Facilities

Manufacturing establishments account for roughly 8 percent of the U.S. workforce and billions in wages each year. As a result, industrial clients are a large and potentially profitable market with special cleaning needs.

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Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
April 27, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

As long as people move, slips and falls will be part of workplace hazards.Since slips and falls make up about 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims each year, placing a focus on slip-and-fall prevention can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.

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Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring
April 25, 2016 Patrick Copps

Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring

Landscaping and pest management are more intertwined than you may think—those seemingly well-manicured plants and flowers outside your facility can also attract and provide harborage for pests.

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Floor Care for Busy Buildings
April 25, 2016 William R. Griffin

Floor Care for Busy Buildings

High-traffic areas add extra challenges to the cleaning process. These areas are where high levels of soil track into a building, and if not removed, result in aggressive wear of surfaces and finishes.


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Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities
April 4, 2016 Allen Rathey

Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a preventable public health challenge that causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually, sickening one-in-six Americans.

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Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber
April 1, 2016 Brett Haney

Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber

Color coding is an easy-to-remember-and-follow system that anybody can understand. It is also a sign to the public that you take stopping the spread of pathogens seriously and are purposeful in how you approach cleaning and sanitizing.

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Outbreak 101
March 29, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Outbreak 101

It happens all the time. Schools close when too many kids start getting sick with the flu, norovirus, or a host of other diseases that spread quickly.

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The Attendance Gap Flares Up
March 28, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Attendance Gap Flares Up

The reasons students are missing school can be tied directly to a number of factors—but the first one noted is health-related, and links to asthma.

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Infection Prevention in the Modern Office
March 8, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Infection Prevention in the Modern Office

We’ve witnessed a number of changes in how people work; or possibly, we should say in where people work.

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Proper Restroom Tool Protocol
March 2, 2016 John Engel

Proper Restroom Tool Protocol

Cleaners must know how to take care of cleaning tools and use them properly to limit cross-contamination.

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Five Questions on Restroom Training
March 1, 2016 Joel Craddock

Five Questions on Restroom Training

The restroom is one of the toughest areas to clean—and clean well—in a facility.

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