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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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ElectroChemically Activated Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions
April 6, 2017 Sponsored by PathoSans

ElectroChemically Activated Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions

Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, IL, has found the right cleaning and disinfecting prescription to help protect the health of its student athletes, and ensure hygienic cleanliness in its athletic facilities and at its events.

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The Ban on Triclosan
January 31, 2017 David Lanzafame

The Ban on Triclosan

BSCs and in-house facility managers may eventually be responsible for discontinuing use of particular hand-hygiene products.

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More Than Soap and Water
January 5, 2017 Jim Arbogast

More Than Soap and Water

Take extra steps to ensure proper hand hygiene practices are in place throughout your facility.

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Dealing With Damp Air
January 4, 2017 Thom Wellington

Dealing With Damp Air

Damp indoor air can foster the growth and transmission of viruses and bacteria.

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Face It
January 2, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Face It

Facility managers might want to consider taking hand hygiene to the next level by encouraging face washing among building occupants, particularly kids.

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The Future of Pest Management
December 8, 2016 Ron Harrison

The Future of Pest Management

The pest control industry is always looking for a better way to control pests. Groundbreaking technologies are in the works that will advance methods of managing and preventing pests on commercial properties.

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How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom
December 2, 2016 Fabio Vitali

How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom

To ensure reviews won’t negatively impact revenue, businesses must make cleanliness a priority, especially in restrooms.

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Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology
November 21, 2016 Jimy Baynum

Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology

High-quality service is intricately linked to resolving issues immediately after—if not before—they arise. Smart restroom solutions, which employ web-enabled sensors embedded in hand-towel, bath-tissue, and soap dispensers to wirelessly transmit refill needs to a web application, can be invaluable.

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Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance
October 5, 2016 Thom Wellington

Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance

Health care facilities consistently are filled with vendor employees performing necessary work, and many of these contractors do not have functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient.

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The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out
September 6, 2016 Ron Harrison

The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out

Sanitation is one of the basic building blocks of a strong food safety program, as well as a strong pest management program, but it is also one that sees frequent slip-ups.

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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
September 1, 2016 Thom Wellington

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Protecting personnel and facilities from unseen bacteria and fungi is a daunting task for building managers as well as professional cleaning teams.

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Planning to Clean a Medical Office
August 29, 2016 Joel Craddock

Planning to Clean a Medical Office

When cleaning environments like a dentist's office or small doctor's office, there are things a building service contractor (BSC) should keep in mind.

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