Hygiene

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ANSI Standards for UV-C devices under development

The first ANSI Standards for ultraviolet C-band (UV-C) device performance are expected to be published before the end of the year.
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The shift from facility cleaning to facility disinfection

Educating the public on the differences between cleaning and disinfecting is becoming increasingly important to businesses in the facility cleaning sector.
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Digital management system improves cleaning program compliance

Bunzl Canada explains the benefits behind WandaMOBILE, a new technology that allows workers to monitor in-house cleaning program compliance.
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An evidence-based look at the paper towel versus air dryer debate

Are paper towels the top choice for preventing the spread of coronavirus?
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Cleaning tax credit proposed for U.S. businesses

The cleaning tax credit would allow businesses to expense equipment, staff training, PPE, and other related products until the end of March 2021.

Simple ways to improve washroom cleanliness

A few easy steps can encourage hand washing and a healthier, safer, and cleaner commercial washroom for staff and guests.
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Majority of U.S. businesses plan to increase cleaning frequency

An OpenWorks survey found 83 per cent of business leaders believe they will likely increase cleaning frequency in their facilities upon reopening.
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VIDEO: The impact of COVID-19 on real estate operations and building cleaning

Missed our May 20 webinar on the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19 and its influence on cleaning protocols? It’s not too late to learn from our
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Why your locker room flooring needs teeth

Both the type of locker room floor you choose and the way you choose to clean it can mean the difference between safe users and a slip and fall disaster.
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Rigorous cleaning protocols now big safety priority

Cleaning has taken on a new meaning since the words coronavirus and COVID-19 became part of our daily language. But precisely how have cleaning protocols changed?
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ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
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Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
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Some disinfectants safer than others

The list of active ingredients used in disinfectants is lengthy and full of trade-offs.

Cold and flu prevention in the workplace

Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and last until February. How can you keep the flu out of your workplace, to keep facilities healthy and productive?
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Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new study.
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Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
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Waste management tips for avoiding unwanted pests

Summer is fast-approaching, which means annoying pests will soon be out in full force. These creatures can become a problem for a facility if left unchecked.