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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 keeping 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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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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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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California meth lab cleanup standard
January 7, 2009

California meth lab cleanup standard

Residue from meth labs can linger for months on walls, carpets, countertops and clothing, making children particularly susceptible to exposure.

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