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Red stop light
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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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
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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Window Washing and Workplace Safety
February 29, 2016 Stefan Bright

Window Washing and Workplace Safety

The most important step a professional window cleaner can take before each shift is to plan ahead. Planning prevents accidents, and failing to plan means planning to fail.

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Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities
February 29, 2016 Lance Witschen

Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities

In hospitals or long-term care settings patients’ health is potentially compromised, making them more susceptible to germs and bacteria that can further compromise their health or even cause death.

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Not Your Home Bathroom
February 26, 2016 Mickey Crowe

Not Your Home Bathroom

Most commercial restrooms in an office building, factory, or retail setting will have much more traffic per day than a personal bathroom, which means the soil load and supply usage is far greater, and therefore requires a higher degree of cleaning.

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Tackling the Toilet Sneeze
February 26, 2016 Michael Wilson

Tackling the Toilet Sneeze

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The Impact of Green Sports Facilities
February 25, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Impact of Green Sports Facilities

Sports truly have the ability to change the world, or at least to help continue the greening of the cleaning industry through example.

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The Importance of Cleaning Inspections
February 25, 2016 Judy Gillies

The Importance of Cleaning Inspections

Continuous improvement requires continuous evaluation, which is exactly where cleaning inspections come into play.

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How to Make High-Performance Mats Last
February 5, 2016 Adam Strizzi

How to Make High-Performance Mats Last

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Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings
January 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

Along with helping to inhibit the spread of germs and bacteria on medical instruments, antimicrobial coatings can also impact how we clean health care facilities.

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The ROI of Clean Air
January 29, 2016 Jeff Dryfhout

The ROI of Clean Air

Providing clean air has a wide range of benefits, including increased occupant productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved facility perception.

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Man vacuuming in airport
January 28, 2016 Sherlon Kauffman

Wintertime's Impact on Facility Air Quality

During the winter months, it’s more crucial than ever to think about the quality of the air we breathe, particularly in cold locations. This time of year, dirt, dust, slush, and grime increase, while our exposure to cleaner outside air diminishes.

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Handwashing
January 5, 2016 Samantha Williams

Healthy Hands, Healthy Facility

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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Cleaning for Time vs. Health
December 30, 2015 Ron Segura

Cleaning for Time vs. Health

During a time when our industry is realizing that our No. 1 priority is to keep people healthy, the “trash-and-dash” approach to cleaning is sure to result in a number of problems, not the least of which is making it harder for us to accomplish our goal of cleaning for health and safety.

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