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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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Infection Prevention Made Simple™ with CompuClean®
June 26, 2019 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.

Infection Prevention Made Simple™ with CompuClean®

It is scientifically proven that rigorous and regular environmental cleaning is associated with major decreases in Healthcare-Acquired infections.

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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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ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results
October 5, 2010

ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the release of "Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks for Health Care Facilities."

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Quick tips: Industrial Floor Care
September 19, 2010 Michael Schaffer

Quick tips: Industrial Floor Care

Rarely in the commercial cleaning business will you hear the term, "general cleaning."

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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered
September 19, 2010 Allen Rathey

Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our clean-for-health toolbox.

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State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?
September 19, 2010 Dr. Benjamin Tanner

State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?

Scientists have historically attributed the rise in antibiotic resistance among bacteria to two main causes: Low-level use of antibiotics in animal feed and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by physicians.

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Dorm Bathrooms
September 19, 2010 Mike Weber

Dorm Bathrooms

No area in a facility is the source of more consternation for the janitorial staff than the restroom/bathroom.

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Winterizing your fire protection system
September 19, 2010

Winterizing your fire protection system

Regardless of your location, a complete inspection and a handful of simple precautions can safeguard your system and help prevent serious damage and expensive losses.

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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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