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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
May 6, 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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Hands pouring chemical into a beaker
May 6, 2019 Mark McInnes

Disinfectant Pros and Cons: Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Quats

Disinfectants are created with one purpose: to kill microbes and pathogens.However, some active ingredients are safer for human health and the environment than others.

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
May 2, 2019 Benjamin Oberle

Build an Effective Floor Disinfection Program

The standard for floor disinfection is changing due to growing awareness of harmful bacteria on floors and its potential to spread to other high-touch areas via shoes, hands, or equipment.

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A clean men's restroom
April 2, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet seat is not the grossest spot in a restroom. Learn tips to clean dirty grout, overfilled feminine hygiene receptacles, and other nasty restroom surfaces.

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A group of co-workers enjoying a snack in the breakroom
March 30, 2019 Riley Quinn Doherty

How to Maintain a Healthy Breakroom

Facility managers can make the breakroom a healthier spot by scheduling regular and thorough cleanings in addition to stocking them with hygienic supplies.

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Little boy lying in mess of toilet paper on restroom floor
February 15, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Dispenser Innovations Drive Sustainable Solutions

Advances in restroom dispensers are helping to cut down on toilet paper waste and drive sustainability initiatives for facilities.

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photo of an EVS worker cleaning a floor in a health care facility
November 28, 2018 Arthur Coleman

Neglected EVS Training Will Cost Your Business

With increased technological advances in tools and equipment, an educated workforce has never been more important in the cleaning and maintenance industry.

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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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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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A worker wearing a white cleanroom suit
October 8, 2018 Amy Phare

Clean by Design: How to Keep a Cleanroom Contaminate-Free

Cleanrooms keep contaminants out and potentially hazardous materials in. Learn how they do it and how to keep them operating effectively.

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