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Infection Control

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

Standardize Restroom Cleaning with Sanitation Best Practices

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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