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entrance effectiveness audit
December 9, 2019 JoAnn Durette

How to Perform an Entrance Effectiveness Audit

A properly designed entrance system supports maintenance teams by removing moisture and debris from the bottom of footwear to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

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​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs
October 11, 2019 Sponsored by DayMark

​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs

Imagine, for a moment, a back-of-house automation solution that addresses everything from labeling to training and that can be accessed most anywhere in the world.

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Think Ahead with Tork
October 4, 2019 Sponsored by Tork, an Essity brand

Think Ahead with Tork

Tork, a global Essity brand and the leader in professional hygiene, offers products and solutions that help facility managers and building owners think ahead for a better tomorrow.

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Basic Cleanroom Requirements
November 15, 2019 Steve Gonzales

Infographic: Basic Cleanroom Requirements and Classifications

Having the proper level of cleanroom control is essential for the quality of products as well as the safety of customers and employees. Here are some key facts about their standards and classifications.

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A clean classroom
August 2, 2019 Adam Povlitz

Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools

In order for a cleaning company to earn the business of a school or an entire school district, it must demonstrate that it can create a healthy atmosphere for students and staff. Use these five lesson plans when pitching your company to a school.

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people going into office building
July 12, 2019 JoAnn Durette

Improve Your IAQ

Better indoor air quality starts at the front door: A proper matting system can help keep pollutants out and clean air in.

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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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Hot water extraction cleaning process on carpeting
June 7, 2019 Gary Clipperton

Learn the Limitations of Absorbent Compounds

Absorbent compound cleaning methods can help restore your carpeting, but do have limitations. Learn when to add a periodic hot-water extraction for improved results.

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sweeping up construction debris
June 7, 2019 Joel Craddock

10 Safety Considerations for Construction Cleanup

Unlike standard janitorial services, construction cleanup requires attention to every surface. From drywall dust to large sawdust and paint-splatter, there’s a wide range of service to implement.

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Hand spraying furniture with disinfecting hose
June 4, 2019 Jeremiah Gray

Revolutionary Disinfection Technologies

The emergence of electrostatic spraying technology is giving way to better efficiencies and new responsibilities. Here are tips for training, remaining compliant with chemical use, and more.

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Building at North Carolina State University
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Pitching Pizza Boxes and Cleaning Up Chemical Waste

North Carolina State University talks composting, ionized water, and other sustainable practices for limiting waste and chemical exposure

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Building at University of Texas at Austin
June 4, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Universities Share Successes on Their Journey to Zero Waste

From pizza boxes to dorm fridges, campuses are a hotbed for all types of waste. Here's how three different university campuses handle it all.

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Picture of test tubes marked with Legionnaires' Disease
June 4, 2019 Rhonda Landis

Prevent Legionnaires' Disease With Fault Detection Software

Health care facilities that use continuous monitoring software on their building systems gain real-time data on temperature, humidity, water flow, and other issues that can lead to Legionnaires' Diseases.

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A yellow sign reading
June 3, 2019 Lee Senter

The Culture of Health and Safety

Remember the acronym REACH—Recognition, Evaluation, Assessment, Control, and Hazards—when establishing a safety and health program at your workplace.

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