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September 16, 2019

Assessment and Testing

A logical and concise approach for evaluating large-loss projects after a hurricane- or flood-related event is not only recommended but necessary.

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norovirus
September 12, 2019 Zainudeen Idowu Popoola Aromire

Norovirus: It’s more than just a cruise ship issue

Implementing an aggressive cleaning and disinfection plan can help protect yourself and others in your building against norovirus.

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September 10, 2019

GBAC and Microbial Warfare

Over the next year, ISSA-GBAC will be rolling out new training and certifications, company accreditations, licensing programs, and special projects.

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A clean classroom
August 2, 2019 Adam Povlitz

Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools

In order for a cleaning company to earn the business of a school or an entire school district, it must demonstrate that it can create a healthy atmosphere for students and staff. Use these five lesson plans when pitching your company to a school.

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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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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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