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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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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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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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Poor Ergonomics: Creating Pains in Backs and Budgets
September 19, 2010

Poor Ergonomics: Creating Pains in Backs and Budgets

The American Hospital Association (AHA) estimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for the largest portion of workers' compensation costs in hospitals and long-term nursing home facilities nationwide.

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Steam Vapor: A Green Disinfectant
September 19, 2010 Dr. Benjamin Tanner

Steam Vapor: A Green Disinfectant

However, traditional disinfection technologies have drawbacks that limit effectiveness when it comes to controlling the spread of germs.

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Combustible Dust Cleaning
September 19, 2010 John Barrett

Combustible Dust Cleaning

Combustible dust, also known as explosive dust, cleaning is a required preventative maintenance program in manufacturing and production facilities to prevent safety hazards, possible fires and explosions.

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Workplace safety demands vigilance
September 19, 2010 Jeffrey Quinn

Workplace safety demands vigilance

While our workplaces are often protected by devoted police, security officers, and efficient alarm systems, each individual must also take an active role in maintaining a safe work environment.

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Cleanliness In U.S. Hospitals
September 19, 2010

Cleanliness In U.S. Hospitals

In the letter, the author discussed his feelings about the level of cleanliness in U.S. hospitals and areas that cleaners should focus on to maintain safe environments.

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Establish a Mold and Moisture Management Plan
September 19, 2010 GREENGUARD

Establish a Mold and Moisture Management Plan

Everyone may not know what causes mold, how it impacts a building and its occupants or how to get rid of mold.

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Myths and facts about infection prevention
September 19, 2010 Nicole Kenny

Myths and facts about infection prevention

The following list of myths and facts will highlight why the cleaning industry needs to spend more time focusing on infection control and disinfectant product selection.

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Are playgrounds making children sick?
September 19, 2010 Jenna Gallard

Are playgrounds making children sick?

According to a hygiene surface test conducted by the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 44 percent of playground surfaces tested positive for urine, feces, mucus, saliva, and other blood-borne pathogens.

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Sign indicating do not place feminine hygiene products in toilet
September 19, 2010 Dawn Shoemaker

Proper procedure for sanitary napkin disposal

Dealing with the safe and sanitary disposal of feminine hygiene products offers building service contractors (BSCs) profitable opportunities.

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Hospital cleaning professional
September 19, 2010 Dr. Tee L. Guidotti

Fighting MRSA with conventional thinking

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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Porous surface disinfectant
December 3, 2009 Lynn Krafft

Thursday's Ask the Experts: Porous surface disinfectant

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VOC regulations release
January 26, 2009

VOC regulations release

VOC limitations for cleaning products in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio went into effect for the first time on January 1, 2009.

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