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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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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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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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Chemical spill
December 13, 2017 Michael Shannon Sr.

Chemical Spill Cleanup

Chemical spills can contribute to slips, falls, and other hazardous conditions. Learn to mitigate these risks with safer cleanup options.

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December 11, 2017 Duane Carey

Prevent a First Aid Failure

Cleaning can be a dangerous occupation. However, minor work-related injuries can be treated quickly if a properly-stocked first aid kit is readily available.

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​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About
December 8, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About

2017 has been one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. Even after the hurricanes pass, we must consider the long-term health repercussions and their impact on facilities.

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December 7, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Control Germs at Home and in the Office

Although modern technology has led to many advances in combating germs, modern living has led to their quick spread.

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December 5, 2017 Larry Lawton

Look to Efficiency and Safety When Cleaning After a Hurricane

The damage left behind by a hurricane may seem impossible to repair. Getting back to normal will take time and effort, but with the proper cleaning supplies, you can do it.

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Standardize Restroom Cleaning with Sanitation Best Practices
December 5, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Standardize Restroom Cleaning with Sanitation Best Practices

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Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools
December 1, 2017 Maricha Ellis

Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools

From science labs to cleaning supply rooms, an educational facility houses a variety of hazardous waste that must be managed and disposed properly for safety and compliance reasons.

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Put Pathogens in Their Place
November 20, 2017

Put Pathogens in Their Place

Archive of Cleaning & Maintenance Management's Infection Control Webcast from 2017.

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Healthier Air, Healthier Students
October 15, 2017 Cristina Córdova & Tracy Washington Enger

Healthier Air, Healthier Students

IAQ issues in facilities can lead to long- and short-term health problems. Learn how to mitigate this issue to help improve student health.

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Combat Flu Germs in the Restroom
October 5, 2017 Steve Carroll

Combat Flu Germs in the Restroom

Although germs can harbor anywhere in a building, restrooms are prime targets for germs to spread. Learn how to sanitize properly to prevent cross-contamination.

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Revisiting GHS Label Compliance
September 8, 2017 Del Williams

Revisiting GHS Label Compliance

Companies that have not implemented a proper labeling system for the chemicals in their facilities may risk costly penalties. Here's what you need to know.

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Better Sealed Than Sorry
August 31, 2017 Isabelle Faivre

Better Sealed Than Sorry

Bulk dispensers may be less expensive than bar soaps; however, budget-driven decisions in favor of bulk systems do not always take bacterial contamination into consideration.

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