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blue bins with hazardous chemicals
February 8, 2019 Maricha Ellis

How to Properly Contain Chemicals

Proper storage is key to avoiding leaks and penalties while remaining compliant with the law.

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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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Man removing a ceiling vent screen
February 6, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Will “Dead” Mold Hurt Your Building Patrons?

Is dead mold dangerous or harmful? Also, what is dead mold? How do I identify it? Learn the basics here.

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Bullets and notebooks scattered on the floor
January 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Know When to Run and When to Fight

Facility managers can protect building residents during a mass shooting by knowing when to encourage them to run, helping them find a place to hide, or instructing them on ways to fight back.

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Preventing Pests to Protect Health
May 31, 2016 Dr. Zia Siddiqi

Preventing Pests to Protect Health

Establishing a stringent sanitation regimen and facility maintenance plan that covers indoor and outdoor areas can help protect your building and its occupants from pests and the diseases they carry.

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Protecting Public Health
May 27, 2016 Sarah C. Bell-West

Protecting Public Health

Maintaining a visibly clean environment is important for influencing public perceptions because cleanliness is a top concern for customers.

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Get With the Safety Program
May 26, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get With the Safety Program

Pressure to address overall safety for employees is being driven by the high monetary cost of incidents, as well as the effect accidents have on employee productivity and overall company morale.

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Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics
May 24, 2016 Allen Rathey

Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics

Establishing metrics for your green cleaning operation depends on your goals.

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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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