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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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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale
September 17, 2012 Jan De Baat Doelman

Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

The Legionella bacterium Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease, is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form.

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Least Harmful Cleaning
September 13, 2012 Vince Elliot

Least Harmful Cleaning

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A Conversation About B101.3
August 23, 2012

A Conversation About B101.3

In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.

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The Silent Cleaner
August 17, 2012 Michael Pinto

The Silent Cleaner

Healthcare facilities are caught in a vice of which the two jaws are a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of healthcare acquired infections (HAI) and shrinking resources to address the problem.

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What's That Smell?
June 8, 2012 Fred Wehby

What's That Smell?

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The Science Of Disinfectants
April 25, 2012 Kirsten M. Thompson

The Science Of Disinfectants

We often take for granted the action of disinfectants without fully understanding how they work.

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Should Your Company Add Mold Remediation As A Service Line?
March 7, 2012 Cliff Zlotnik & Joe Hughes

Should Your Company Add Mold Remediation As A Service Line?

As the building''s trusted partner and expert on cleaning and maintenance issues, you may well be the first person to whom the owners or managers turn when there is a mold problem.

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Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits
January 11, 2012 Matt Morrison

Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits

Although this situation legally turned out well for this cleaning contractor, slip and fall accidents do happen frequently, and blame — whether justified or not — may be directed toward the cleaning contractor.

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What Is Quality?
December 12, 2011 Vince Elliot

What Is Quality?

If you walk through a chemical production facility anywhere in the world today, you will see containers of materials that have virtually identical ingredients and standards.

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What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?
July 29, 2011 William R. Griffin

What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?

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Patient room
July 15, 2011

The Importance of Environmental Hygiene

Contaminated environmental surfaces in health care facilities can contribute to the transmission of infectious pathogens. Studies find that the cleaning and disinfection of these high-touch surfaces has been suboptimal.

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What's Your Microfiber Program?
February 1, 2011 Gary Pagenkopf

What's Your Microfiber Program?

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