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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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Handwashing
January 5, 2016 Samantha Williams

Healthy Hands, Healthy Facility

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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Cleaning for Time vs. Health
December 30, 2015 Ron Segura

Cleaning for Time vs. Health

During a time when our industry is realizing that our No. 1 priority is to keep people healthy, the “trash-and-dash” approach to cleaning is sure to result in a number of problems, not the least of which is making it harder for us to accomplish our goal of cleaning for health and safety.

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Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing
November 25, 2015 Allen Rathey

Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing

While using cold water instead of hot may help to minimize a facility’s carbon footprint and save on costs, this environmental effort still raises questions.

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What’s that Smell?
November 23, 2015 W. Marion Ivey

What’s that Smell?

What causes the persistent restroom odor that just won’t go away, regardless of the cleaning chemical used or the cleaning process applied?

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Education Breakdown
September 29, 2015 CMM Staff

Education Breakdown

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 will offer nearly 50 convention seminars across nine tracks for cleaning industry professionals.

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Engineered Water for Cleaning
September 25, 2015 Michael Draper

Engineered Water for Cleaning

Cleaning without chemicals is certainly not new to the professional cleaning industry.

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Best Practices for Handling Feminine Waste Receptacles
September 25, 2015

Best Practices for Handling Feminine Waste Receptacles

Follow these 14 tips when handling feminine waste in restrooms.

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Tackling the Women’s Restroom
September 4, 2015 Stacey Freed

Tackling the Women’s Restroom

How do you ensure employees are following the right procedures to keep themselves and others safe?

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Inventive Tools for Testing and Cleaning Sensitive Spaces
August 3, 2015 Erin Brereton

Inventive Tools for Testing and Cleaning Sensitive Spaces

Many medical centers are utilizing new, innovative products and systems to boost cleanliness levels, combat increasingly resistant germs, and deliver a new level of service.

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Robotic Rx
July 31, 2015 Dr. Stephen Dalton

Robotic Rx

Hands-free floor care scrubbers that can maneuver the halls of a hospital on their own are quickly becoming a sought-after solution in the fight against infection.

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Combating Healthcare-Associated Infections
July 31, 2015 Nicole Bowman

Combating Healthcare-Associated Infections

Last October, the United States' first Ebola patient was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.

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Infection Control in Public Facilities
July 3, 2015 David Casal

Infection Control in Public Facilities

Achieving the utmost sanitary conditions in restrooms and locker rooms involves incorporating materials that stand up to destruction, offer bacterial resistance, and are easy to clean.

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