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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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Levels of Clean
August 30, 2017 Joel Craddock

Levels of Clean

Breaking down facility needs into one of several cleaning performance levels can help to set realistic expectations across the board.

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White House
August 25, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Trump’s Impact on Green Cleaning

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Raise Expectations for High-Level Projects
August 4, 2017 Justin Kissinger

Raise Expectations for High-Level Projects

For extensive projects, such as ceiling repairs, low-level access lifts are the most efficient and safest alternative.

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Safe Disinfectant Use—It’s the Law
August 3, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Safe Disinfectant Use—It’s the Law

Several years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set up a pilot program to help identify “green” disinfectants. Here's what you need to know.

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Preventing Cross-Contamination Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
August 2, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Preventing Cross-Contamination Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Would you clean your kitchen with the same rag you just used to clean a toilet? Probably not.

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Disinfectants: Are We Doing More Harm Than Good?
August 1, 2017 Bruce Vance

Disinfectants: Are We Doing More Harm Than Good?

Is all this disinfection necessary? Or instead, is it doing more harm than good?

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Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures
July 10, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures

From odors to bodily fluids and plumbing issues, restrooms often give custodial teams a run for their money. As unpleasant as these pointers may be to read, here are five troublesome restroom areas that are often overlooked.

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A Wet Drain Keeps the Cockroaches Away
July 10, 2017 Klaus Reichardt

A Wet Drain Keeps the Cockroaches Away

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Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen
July 7, 2017 Chelsea Keeton

Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen

Regardless of whether your facility's kitchen is in a high school cafeteria or a five-star hotel restaurant, ensuring your commercial kitchen is a clean and healthy environment should be a top priority.

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What’s in a Name?
June 7, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

What’s in a Name?

Definitions are crucial because they help establish a common understanding of a concept or subject, especially when it is new. Here's how to define green cleaning.

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Let Your Green Roof Thrive
June 6, 2017 Tim Husen

Let Your Green Roof Thrive

The greenery on your roof could be putting your facility at risk for a pest invasion.

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Attending to Baby Changing Stations
June 1, 2017 Amy Seretsky

Attending to Baby Changing Stations

We can expect more building managers to install baby changing systems and more cleaning workers to be called upon to clean and maintain them.

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