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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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Maintenance worker with a checklist
May 7, 2019 Dan Ringo

Maintenance Projects to Schedule This Year

Scheduling preventative maintenance will save operating costs and increase your building systems' reliability. Here are some preventative maintenance practices to put on your checklist.

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hand holding containment detector to wall
May 6, 2019 Nate Seward

Get the Lead Out: Paint Regulations for Facilities

The EPA is stepping up its enforcement actions and targeting companies that are not in compliance. Is your facility following the rules?

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Hands pouring chemical into a beaker
May 6, 2019 Mark McInnes

Disinfectant Pros and Cons: Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Quats

Disinfectants are created with one purpose: to kill microbes and pathogens.However, some active ingredients are safer for human health and the environment than others.

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boots slipping on dark chemical puddle
May 2, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Protect Your Workers From Head to Toe

Mark Warner, education manager with ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute, recalls a worker who wore sneakers to strip a floor; the result was catastrophic.

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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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Maintenance worker on ladder fixing ceiling
April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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Butterflies and flowers
April 1, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Is Dilution the Answer to Indoor Air Pollution?

Bringing fresh air into the facility may be the answer to improving indoor air quality. But it also may be harmful.

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A group of co-workers enjoying a snack in the breakroom
March 30, 2019 Riley Quinn Doherty

How to Maintain a Healthy Breakroom

Facility managers can make the breakroom a healthier spot by scheduling regular and thorough cleanings in addition to stocking them with hygienic supplies.

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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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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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