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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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Tackling High-touch Surfaces
July 27, 2016 Joel Craddock

Tackling High-touch Surfaces

Proper disinfection is critical in preventing the spread of disease and ensuring that we do our jobs right.

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School’s Not Out for Germs
July 25, 2016 Rosie D. Lyles

School’s Not Out for Germs

Summertime may signal a slower time for foot traffic in K-12 schools, but that does not mean that dirt, grime, or germs take a vacation.

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A Greener Way to Disinfect
July 19, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

A Greener Way to Disinfect

Disinfectants have a history of being overused or used incorrectly.

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The Green Way to Infection Control
July 15, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Green Way to Infection Control

Frequently, too many cleaning solutions, including ones that are too powerful, have been used to stop the spread of disease.

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The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation
July 11, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation

As new on-site generation technologies emerge that also claim to have disinfecting properties, the old standby of EPA registration isn’t always cut and dry.

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Promoting Safety, Preventing Liability
June 1, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Promoting Safety, Preventing Liability

Our industry carries great weight and responsibility when it comes to the health and safety of others.

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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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