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November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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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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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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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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Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor
October 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor

One of the best ways to find a new supervisor or leader is to develop and promote an individual from within the ranks of your existing staff.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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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 Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team
October 4, 2016 Judie Cooper

The Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team

A well-trained custodial team provides benefits to the bottom line of the organization by facilitating continued productivity.

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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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On Track and On Time
August 10, 2016 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

On Track and On Time

The major challenge building service contractors (BSCs) face when it comes to retaining accounts and earning a profit is keeping front-line personnel on track and on time as it relates to delivering quality services that have been stated in the service agreement.

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Buy-ins and Visions
August 9, 2016 Ron Segura

Buy-ins and Visions

It’s hard enough to ask cleaning professionals to make changes in their cleaning routines, procedures, and the products they use to perform their cleaning tasks, but when management purchases a piece of equipment (a cleaning solution or tool)without their advanced “buy-in,” you can expect additional resistance.

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Proper Performance Review Protocol
July 29, 2016 Octavia Perez

Proper Performance Review Protocol

Through performance reviews, you can work as a team to identify any barriers that the employee may be experiencing.

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Tackling High-touch Surfaces
July 27, 2016 Joel Craddock

Tackling High-touch Surfaces

Proper disinfection is critical in preventing the spread of disease and ensuring that we do our jobs right.

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The Steps of Progressive Discipline
May 27, 2016 Brant Insero

The Steps of Progressive Discipline

The goal of progressive discipline is to provide guidance, coaching, and learning opportunities for both the employee and supervisor.

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Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
April 27, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

As long as people move, slips and falls will be part of workplace hazards.Since slips and falls make up about 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims each year, placing a focus on slip-and-fall prevention can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.

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Developing Standardized Training for Your Cleaners
April 26, 2016 Kevin Keeler

Developing Standardized Training for Your Cleaners

While it may be convenient to blame our employees for not meeting our cleaning standards, more often than not, it’s due to a lack of proper training.

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