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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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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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Don’t Forget About the Flu
November 9, 2022 Doug Flaig

Don’t Forget About the Flu

Health officials are preparing to see influenza numbers rise for the 2022–2023 season and are reminding people to get their annual flu shot to protect themselves and slow community-wide spread.

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norovirus
October 31, 2022 Michael Wilson

’Tis the Season…for Norovirus

Norovirus season is from November to April. Learning how to properly clean up a norovirus spill will protect the health of both the building inhabitants and the facility's cleaning staff.

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ISSA’s Sustainability Committee Wants You!
October 19, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

ISSA’s Sustainability Committee Wants You!

Sustainability is an idea whose time has come. ISSA is calling for volunteers, particularly those who have technical expertise and a passion for sustainability, to join its Sustainability Committee. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference within the industry and contribute to a better world.

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Priya Pandya-Orozco and Gina Nissinoff at O'Connor Hospital
September 28, 2022 Patricia LaCroix

Working Hand in Hand to Combat COVID-19

At O’Connor Hospital in Santa Clara County, California, two departments—Environmental Services (EVS) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)—worked together and successfully bridged the gap between EVS staff knowledge and the information they needed to act appropriately against COVID-19.

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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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Straight Talk Mike Sawchuk
September 6, 2022 Jeff Cross

Video: Evaluate Your Custodial Closet

In this episode of Straight Talk! with Mike Sawchuk of Sawchuk Consulting, learn the elements of a clean, pristine, and organized custodial closet—and why that’s important to your facility.

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hand hygiene, washing hands, handwashing
August 31, 2022 Patricia LaCroix

How Facility Managers Can Encourage Better Hand Hygiene

Facility managers can use the promotion of good hand hygiene to help reduce the occurrence of illnesses in the buildings they serve.

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schools, germs, classroom, indoor air quality, IAQ
August 24, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Outdated HVAC systems in schools expose students and teachers to contaminants that can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, or infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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PDCA
August 22, 2022 Bryan Christiansen

Protect Your Employees’ Health and Safety

A facility manager’s responsibilities are immense, and that long list includes occupational health and safety as well. Here are four strategies that can help facility managers protect the well-being of their employees.

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indoor air quality
August 3, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

Is the Breathing Easy in Your Facility?

In March, the Biden administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge (CABC), calling on building owners and managers to adopt strategies for improving indoor air quality.

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Spartan chemical nate gaubert straight talk hand hygiene video
July 21, 2022

Video: Hand Hygiene and Understanding Hand Sanitizers

In this episode of Straight Talk! with ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross, discover proper hand hygiene with Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. expert, Nate Gaubert.

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