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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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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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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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Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors
April 26, 2016 Dave Posey

Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors

While a properly installed and finished floor can withstand high levels of foot traffic and action, proper care and maintenance is a critical component in getting the most life out of a hardwood floor.

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Holding On to Millennial Employees
April 5, 2016 Erin Brereton

Holding On to Millennial Employees

Holding on to millennial staff members can be a challenge, as 58 percent plan to stay in their jobs less than three years.

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Motivating Techniques
March 29, 2016 Kevin Keeler

Motivating Techniques

There are generally two principles that motivate staff performance: fear of losing something or the opportunity of gaining something.

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Maintaining Top Secret and Sensitive Facilities
March 1, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Maintaining Top Secret and Sensitive Facilities

Cleaning and facility maintenance can be some of the most mission-critical services provided in situations where national security, scientific leadership, and human health are on the line.

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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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Window Washing and Workplace Safety
February 29, 2016 Stefan Bright

Window Washing and Workplace Safety

The most important step a professional window cleaner can take before each shift is to plan ahead. Planning prevents accidents, and failing to plan means planning to fail.

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The Importance of Cleaning Inspections
February 25, 2016 Judy Gillies

The Importance of Cleaning Inspections

Continuous improvement requires continuous evaluation, which is exactly where cleaning inspections come into play.

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Best Practices for Cleaning Hotels
February 2, 2016 Kylie Ora Lobell

Best Practices for Cleaning Hotels

Hotels are unique when compared to other commercial properties you may be responsible for maintaining. They operate on a different schedule, never actually close for the day, and people are constantly going in and out.

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Beyond the Inspection
February 1, 2016 Anthony Maione

Beyond the Inspection

The outcomes associated with quality control programs are dependent on how effectively you have integrated them with other aspects of your organization.

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Effective Training for Retention
January 28, 2016 Sharon L. Cowan

Effective Training for Retention

One of the greatest challenges for building service contractors (BSCs) during the next decade will be attracting and retaining quality employees and maintaining a stable workforce.

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Hiring Subject Matter Experts From Within
January 27, 2016 Ron Segura

Hiring Subject Matter Experts From Within

Selecting a subject matter expert from among your staff may involve a bit of trial-and-error. View it like hiring a new worker.


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Investing In Your Company
January 25, 2016 Joel Craddock

Investing In Your Company

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