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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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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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carpet in an office setting
December 31, 2018 Brad Hoare

Vacuuming: A Key to Clean Indoor Air Quality

The right vacuuming tools and a solid floor care strategy can improve overall health for building occupants.

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Red stop light
November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Auto floor scrubber-white
November 27, 2018 Torben Lund Andersen

Autonomous Floor Care Solutions Raise the Stakes on Equipment Safety

Technological improvements in equipment are not enough to ensure safety as self-operating cleaning machines become more commonplace. New industry standards are key.

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A picture of a hospital room with a bed
November 20, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

EVS Is the First Defense in Infection Control

By following standardized cleaning standards, environmental services workers can provide the best defense in protecting patients from HAIs.

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A photo of PPE equipment: mask, air filter, gloves
October 23, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Are You Doing Team Member Safety Right?

Providing personal protective equipment as well as training and certification opportunities are some of the steps you can take to protect your workers from injuries.

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hand dryer and paper towel dispenser
October 16, 2018 Riley Quinn Doherty

The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

Although it seems simple, hand drying is not as simple as it sounds. When considering which drying method to install into your facility’s restrooms, here’s what you should consider.

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photo of a ceiling vent
October 16, 2018 Doug Hoffman

Look UP! You May be Housing Airborne Contaminants

Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future IAQ issues.

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Flow chart with sustainability icons
October 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Go From Green to Sustainable at ISSA Show 2018

ISSA Show North America 2018 offers the opportunity to meet with exhibitors focusing on green and sustainable practices and to learn about a variety of sustainability initiatives.

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Photo of the inside of a dryer drum
October 8, 2018 Dave Lavalle

The Spin on Dryer Safety

Most dryer fires are caused by lint buildup. Practice vent maintenance to keep your dryer’s vent system free of blockages and prevent overheating.

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