Category Archives: Community Interest

Norovirus – Disinfecting Alone is not Enough

The colder, winter months are peak season for influenza and norovirus, which is often mistaken for the stomach flu, leading to vicious bouts of cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The CDC estimates that each year norovirus causes 19 to 21 … Continue reading

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Seasonal Allergies in the Workplace

More than 6 million work and school days were lost due to allergies, costing more than $17.5 billion, according to 2010 research from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In a commercial setting, indoor allergens can affect employee health … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Germ-Filled Season of the Year

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most germ-filled. The Christmas holiday attracts some of the biggest crowds at shopping malls and shopping centers. These holiday shoppers are bringing more than … Continue reading

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Is Your Facility Ready for the Holidays?

  You have enough headaches this holiday season. Your janitorial services shouldn’t be one of them. You deserve a first-class customer experience – impeccably clean facilities, service that consistently goes above and beyond and helpful staff that is responsive to … Continue reading

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Does Your Team Make YOU Look Good? If Not, WHY Not?

The degree of professionalism and conscientiousness of your team reflects back on your janitorial services company. A team who is not well-trained, who does not understand their duties (or is neglecting them), is unaware of cleaning “etiquette,” or who is … Continue reading

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Workplace Safety – It’s all about the Benjamins!

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true when it comes to safety in the janitorial industry. Workers regularly handle harsh chemicals and are exposed to a … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for Spring? More Importantly, is Your Facility?

Spring is in the air! Or, at least it soon will be. Is your facility ready? After months of snow, salt and slush being tracked into your facility, now is a good time to start planning on deep cleaning for … Continue reading

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Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks – Are You Measuring What You Manage?

IFMA’s Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks report offers valuable data to help you measure how your organization ranks against others in the industry as well as areas where you can improve facility operations. When properly applied, benchmarking can help you identify … Continue reading

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Day vs. Night Cleaning

There seems to be an evolution in industry thinking regarding day versus night janitorial services. Building tenants have normally been accustomed to coming to work in the morning to see their building spotless, as a result of the efforts of … Continue reading

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OSHA CHANGES HAZCOM RULES

  “Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis. And now, OSHA has acted.   Revision of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with … Continue reading

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