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The best dispenser is no dispenser!
October 8, 2019 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co Inc

The best dispenser is no dispenser!

foamyiQ™ is the first hand hygiene dispensing cartridge.

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high touch technology
September 19, 2019 Brad Evans

3 Technologies to Eliminate Germs from High-Touch Surfaces

Technological advances are providing quicker methods to locate pathogens, enabling the professional cleaning industry to better meet its goal of protecting human health.

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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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biohazard suit
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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Combating A Norovirus Outbreak
February 4, 2013 Aaron Baunee

Combating A Norovirus Outbreak

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Bidding In Healthcare Environments
February 4, 2013 Bill Griffin

Bidding In Healthcare Environments

There is opportunity and potential profit in the cleaning of hospitals, healthcare facilities and medical-related offices.

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The Difficulty Of Keeping Restrooms Clean
November 19, 2012 Steve Kovacs

The Difficulty Of Keeping Restrooms Clean

It’s considered one of the most significant rooms to clean in any business or facility: The restroom.

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Handwashing: Then And Now
September 24, 2012

Handwashing: Then And Now

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proper handwashing with soap and warm water is the single most important means of preventing the spread of both viral and bacterial infections.

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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale
September 17, 2012 Jan De Baat Doelman

Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

The Legionella bacterium Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease, is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form.

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The Silent Cleaner
August 17, 2012 Michael Pinto

The Silent Cleaner

Healthcare facilities are caught in a vice of which the two jaws are a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of healthcare acquired infections (HAI) and shrinking resources to address the problem.

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The Science Of Disinfectants
April 25, 2012 Kirsten M. Thompson

The Science Of Disinfectants

We often take for granted the action of disinfectants without fully understanding how they work.

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What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?
July 29, 2011 William R. Griffin

What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?

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Patient room
July 15, 2011

The Importance of Environmental Hygiene

Contaminated environmental surfaces in health care facilities can contribute to the transmission of infectious pathogens. Studies find that the cleaning and disinfection of these high-touch surfaces has been suboptimal.

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Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them
February 1, 2011 Jeff Graveline

Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them

Traditionally, floors have been cleaned using a cotton string mop and a bucket with diluted cleaning solution.

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ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results
October 5, 2010

ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the release of "Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks for Health Care Facilities."

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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered
September 19, 2010 Allen Rathey

Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our clean-for-health toolbox.

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