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A dentist exam room
June 26, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs

Knowing specific tasks you are required to perform, such as wiping down exam tables and cleaning waiting room toys, will help you prepare a bid for specific medical facilities.

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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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Infection Prevention Made Simple™ with CompuClean®
June 26, 2019 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.

Infection Prevention Made Simple™ with CompuClean®

It is scientifically proven that rigorous and regular environmental cleaning is associated with major decreases in Healthcare-Acquired infections.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance
October 5, 2016 Thom Wellington

Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance

Health care facilities consistently are filled with vendor employees performing necessary work, and many of these contractors do not have functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient.

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The Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team
October 4, 2016 Judie Cooper

The Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team

A well-trained custodial team provides benefits to the bottom line of the organization by facilitating continued productivity.

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Unlock the Value of Clean
October 3, 2016 Bill Balek

Unlock the Value of Clean

Implementing proper and effective cleaning can directly affect employee attendance and productivity, asset preservation, and customer satisfaction. Helping decision-makers change the way they view cleaning—not as a cost but as an investment—can go a long way to preserving budgets while improving the business.

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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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