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Basic Cleanroom Requirements
November 15, 2019 Steve Gonzales

Infographic: Basic Cleanroom Requirements and Classifications

Having the proper level of cleanroom control is essential for the quality of products as well as the safety of customers and employees. Here are some key facts about their standards and classifications.

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high touch technology
September 19, 2019 Brad Evans

3 Technologies to Eliminate Germs from High-Touch Surfaces

Technological advances are providing quicker methods to locate pathogens, enabling the professional cleaning industry to better meet its goal of protecting human health.

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operating room
September 18, 2019 Nan Hallock

Saving Lives: IEHA Perioperative Tech Training and Certification Program

The IEHA Perioperative Tech Training and Certification program is designed exclusively for the special needs and circumstances of operating rooms in acute care hospitals. This new training program helps EVS professionals prevent the spread of HAIs.

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norovirus
September 12, 2019 Zainudeen Idowu Popoola Aromire

Norovirus: It’s More Than Just a Cruise Ship Issue

Implementing an aggressive cleaning and disinfection plan can help protect yourself and others in your building against norovirus.

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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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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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