Institutional

flu

Feared flu-COVID “twindemic” not materializing

There were prominent fears that COVID-19 and flu could launch a twin global assault. Thankfully, that does not appear to be materializing.
school washrooms

School washrooms are receiving failing grades from students

Bradley Corp's latest Healthy Handwashing Survey focuses on attitudes towards high school washrooms during COVID-19.
campuses

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.
long-term care

Dirty carpet impacts public opinion of long-term care facilities: survey

Clean carpet matters in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, according to a new survey.
cleaning with microfibre mop

Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.
healthcare floors

Disinfection of healthcare floors more important than ever

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its stance on healthcare facilities and the care of their floors.
cleaning schedules

When cleaning schedules don’t work

The importance of cleaning schedules in hospitals, office buildings, schools, and other public facilities is becoming increasingly obvious, especially as the world returns to work
carpet care

Carpet care key for post-secondary institutions

More than 80 per cent of Americans surveyed said that they would "take action" if they felt the carpet care in a college or university was inadequate.
Saskatchewan health facility

Saskatchewan health facility projects receive $17.8M investment

Saskatchewan health facility projects, including those for maintenance and upgrade projects, have received a $17.8 million investment from the government.
Paper product dispensers

An evidence-based look at the paper towel versus air dryer debate

Are paper towels the top choice for preventing the spread of coronavirus?
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
zero-energy schools

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.
caring for rubber floors

Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
water

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.
disinfectant

Some disinfectants safer than others

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

Selecting the best e-training technology

E-learning systems are becoming a popular training option in the cleaning industry, but how do employers determine which is the best investment?