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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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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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Protecting Public Health
May 27, 2016 Sarah C. Bell-West

Protecting Public Health

Maintaining a visibly clean environment is important for influencing public perceptions because cleanliness is a top concern for customers.

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Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics
May 24, 2016 Allen Rathey

Guidelines for Establishing Green Cleaning Performance Metrics

Establishing metrics for your green cleaning operation depends on your goals.

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Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring
April 25, 2016 Patrick Copps

Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring

Landscaping and pest management are more intertwined than you may think—those seemingly well-manicured plants and flowers outside your facility can also attract and provide harborage for pests.

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Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber
April 1, 2016 Brett Haney

Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber

Color coding is an easy-to-remember-and-follow system that anybody can understand. It is also a sign to the public that you take stopping the spread of pathogens seriously and are purposeful in how you approach cleaning and sanitizing.

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Outbreak 101
March 29, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Outbreak 101

It happens all the time. Schools close when too many kids start getting sick with the flu, norovirus, or a host of other diseases that spread quickly.

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Infection Prevention in the Modern Office
March 8, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Infection Prevention in the Modern Office

We’ve witnessed a number of changes in how people work; or possibly, we should say in where people work.

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Proper Restroom Tool Protocol
March 2, 2016 John Engel

Proper Restroom Tool Protocol

Cleaners must know how to take care of cleaning tools and use them properly to limit cross-contamination.

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Five Questions on Restroom Training
March 1, 2016 Joel Craddock

Five Questions on Restroom Training

The restroom is one of the toughest areas to clean—and clean well—in a facility.

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Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities
February 29, 2016 Lance Witschen

Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities

In hospitals or long-term care settings patients’ health is potentially compromised, making them more susceptible to germs and bacteria that can further compromise their health or even cause death.

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Not Your Home Bathroom
February 26, 2016 Mickey Crowe

Not Your Home Bathroom

Most commercial restrooms in an office building, factory, or retail setting will have much more traffic per day than a personal bathroom, which means the soil load and supply usage is far greater, and therefore requires a higher degree of cleaning.

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Tackling the Toilet Sneeze
February 26, 2016 Michael Wilson

Tackling the Toilet Sneeze

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Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings
January 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

Along with helping to inhibit the spread of germs and bacteria on medical instruments, antimicrobial coatings can also impact how we clean health care facilities.

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