Creating an Effective Hazardous Communication Program

August 28, 2019


Many industries can present hazards for employees in the form of toxic chemicals. Employers and managers can mitigate this risk is by implementing an effective communication program. Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by the Occupational …

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How Poor Air Quality Could Affect Learning

August 7, 2019


As colleges and universities prepare to welcome students back from summer break, facilities managers across the country are working to ensure students return to a clean and safe learning environment. When thinking about clean facilities, air quality is often overlooked, …

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Clear the air with HEPA and ULPA filters

July 24, 2019


In health care facilities, cleaning instruments and surfaces may not be enough to achieve maximum cleanliness and maintain patient health. It is a good idea to focus on indoor air quality to keep facilities free of contaminants. Air that contains …

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Keeping Your Lunchroom Clean

May 8, 2019


Keeping a facility’s lunchroom clean can present a challenge for any facility. While janitorial employees are generally responsible for cleaning a facility, in most cases, it is the staff who is tasked with keeping the kitchen clean and making sure …

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Eliminating biofilm from your health care facility

March 27, 2019


Biofilms—the scourge of healthcare facilities everywhere—are colonies of microorganisms that form protective coatings for microbes. Biofilms shield these microbes from heat, ultraviolet light, cold, disinfectant chemicals, and antibacterial drugs—all the things health care facilities use in their ongoing efforts to …

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Preparing for flu season at the office and home

October 4, 2018


Flu season is like hurricane season—it happens at the same time every year, causes major financial losses, and leaves death in its wake. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu cost the economy more than $87 …

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Keeping your facility pest-free

August 8, 2018


One of a facility manager’s (FM) biggest responsibilities is maintaining a clean and safe workplace for your employees. Pests in the workplace can risk the health of your employees by spreading of disease or sickness. Pests like termites can cause …

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How to go zero waste

May 23, 2018


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the U.S. generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste each year. Much of this waste ends up polluting our land, water, and air, so many organizations, cities, and even countries, …

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Cleaning routine for restroom facilities

March 28, 2018


Maintaining clean and fresh restrooms is essential to any facility. They can often make a bad impression on guests and employees if not routinely cleaned.   Many facility managers (FM) buy products specifically designed to reduce odors in restrooms, like …

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Cleaning your water cooler

February 14, 2018


When was the last time you cleaned your water cooler? If you can’t remember, then it’s time. The fact is, most water coolers are refilled every other day by whichever employee is the last one to drain the bottle, or …

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