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Infection Control

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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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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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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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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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May 29, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Handling Hazardous Waste: The Danger of Sharps

Although emptying trash seems like a simple enough task, it can become dangerous when a staff member is stuck by a needle or other sharp hidden among the garbage. Here are several ways to protect your staff

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April 27, 2018 Linda Pace

Sanitary Solutions for Waste Disposal in Women's Restrooms

When it comes to cleaning restrooms used by women, many building service contractors (BSCs) find that their biggest maintenance headache is dealing with feminine waste.

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Bill Balek
April 23, 2018

Prove Your Team's Value

Custodians are the front-line defense against the spread of germs and diseases. That's why it's important to know their value when you go to bat for your department, business, or budget.

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March 26, 2018

Protect Your Facility Patrons by Cleaning

With the flu still impacting communities, it's important to invest in the right cleaning strategy

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March 7, 2018 Eric Gaudet

Cleaning With Colors

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares, and nursing homes.

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Hannah Kennedy from ISSA and Mark Sisson
March 5, 2018

Supplementing With Self-Cleaning Surfaces

A look back at a forward-thinking technology: Lean more about self-cleaning surfaces and how they can help supplement cleaning efforts in our facilities.

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Is Your Disinfectant Working?
February 12, 2018

Is Your Disinfectant Working?

With the flu season still in full swing, it's important to ensure your disinfection products and processes are effective. Check out the latest #TVTuesday video from ISSA for tips on selecting the best disinfectant for your facility.

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Steve Ashkin talks about preventing the spread of flu
February 5, 2018 Stephen Ashkin & CMM Staff

Beat the Flu Season With These Cleaning Tips

Are your cleaning techniques strong enough to keep your facility protected? These flu-prevention techniques can help.

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February 2, 2018 Isabelle Faivre

Best Places for Hand Sanitizer

When washing hands with soap and water isn’t a viable option, hand sanitzer is a simple solution. Place hand sanitizer in strategic locations throughout your facility.

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Cleaning crew moping the floor and cleaning a door knob in a hospital
January 29, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Cleaning Tips to Reduce Health Care-Acquired Infections

Thoroughly cleaning floors and surfaces in hospital patient rooms can eliminate pathogens that cause health care-associated infections. Be sure you're using the right cleaning tool and the right solution.

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December 20, 2017 Cintas Corp.

Deck the Malls with Sanitary Restrooms

Before you visit the mall this holiday season, learn the truth about these eight common misconceptions of restroom cleanliness and hygiene.

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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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