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Improve Facility Safety by Lessening the Effects of VOCs on Lighting
January 23, 2023 Fariyal Khanbabi

Improve Facility Safety by Lessening the Effects of VOCs on Lighting

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can wreak havoc on building lighting fixtures by damaging the LEDs themselves and the electrical components contained within.

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Security Systems 101
January 16, 2023 Patrick Chown

Security Systems 101

Whether you’re looking to install a security system for the first time or to upgrade your existing system, it’s important to do your research and find a solution that meets the needs of your facility.

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Burst pipe
January 5, 2023 Patricia LaCroix

Preventing Burst Pipes in Your Facility

When a water pipe bursts in your facility, you have double trouble on your hands: the damage to the pipe itself and the damage caused by the water flowing from the broken pipe. Thankfully, burst pipes are preventable. Check out these simple, affordable steps that can help keep pipes from bursting in your facility.

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Slip and fall incident report
December 7, 2022 Russ Kendzior

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) offers information, training, and certifications to help facility managers reduce the risk of falling.

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EVS Tech Goes Beyond Floors to Make Hospital Shine
November 30, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

EVS Tech Goes Beyond Floors to Make Hospital Shine

Lamont Lanfair, an EVS technician at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, was one of 10 EVS workers Cintas Corporation honored with its 2022 Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience (C.A.P.E.) Award.

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Indoor Air Quality Solutions - Ionization
November 23, 2022 Jeff Cross

Indoor Air Quality Solutions: Ionization

In this first of a series of Straight Talk! episodes on indoor air quality (IAQ), ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross talks with Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director of GBAC, and Doug Hoffman, the executive director of NORMI, to discuss IAQ ionization technology.

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Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities
November 22, 2022

Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities

In this one-hour, fast-paced webinar replay, you will learn what improving indoor air quality (IAQ) really means, how to do it, and steps and procedures that go beyond what many are doing today.

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A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ
November 16, 2022 Mike Sawchuk

A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ

While currently there is no universal standard for what constitutes optimal indoor air quality (IAQ), there are several straightforward, quick, and relatively inexpensive steps you can take to ensure that the air in your facility is safer and healthier.

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facility maintenance, facility management
November 14, 2022 Emily Newton

Improve Hard Facility Management Services Through Software Technology

Managers can use software technology to improve hard facility management services, enhancing the quality of life for building occupants.

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cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals
November 7, 2022 Julia Messinger

Sorting Out Your Supply Closet

While the time for spring cleaning is many months away, it’s never too early to get your supply closet organized, especially when it can help improve health and labor efficiency.

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Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste
October 12, 2022 Bryan Christiansen

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste

Facility managers looking for ways to reduce the waste their buildings produce should conduct regular waste audits and analyze their facility’s existing approach to waste management.

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Maintaining Custodial Closets
October 10, 2022 Mike Sawchuk

Maintaining Custodial Closets

When building owners, occupants, and visitors look into your custodial closet, will use what they see to form opinions about you, your team, and how effectively you are cleaning.

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Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program
October 5, 2022 Carlos Albir Jr.

Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program

As the importance of green cleaning rises within the industry, so does the emergence of best practices for implementing a green cleaning program in facilities.

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theater, theatre, drama, comedy
September 21, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

Sustainability Theater

You might have already heard of “hygiene theater”—when actions that appear to reduce health risks are actually just for show. Similarly, “sustainability theater” claims to be effective, but in reality does little to reduce the risk of harm to the environment.

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hotel, environmental, sustainable
September 19, 2022 Joshua Schwartz

The Benefits of Sustainable Cleaning for the Hospitality Industry

There are multiple good reasons hospitality executives need to overcome that initial burst of skepticism about green and sustainable cleaning and give it serious consideration.

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Air vent in ceiling
September 12, 2022 Rachel Reboulet

How Service Providers Can Ensure Accurate Indoor Air Quality Testing for Their Customers

If you’re still using traditional methods to test your facility’s indoor air quality, you could be missing critical data. Learn how using the latest air quality testing technology can make your building’s air safer and give you more peace of mind.

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