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college students, college germs
November 30, 2023 Patricia LaCroix & Kathleen Misovic

Failing Cleanliness Grades on College Campuses

Although almost half of college students reported being hyperconscious of germs, the cleanliness of their college campus may not meet their expectations.

Spread Cleanliness, Not Germs
November 15, 2023 Lori Strazdas

Spread Cleanliness, Not Germs

Cross contamination is the spread or transfer of germs from one area, surface, or person to another, often through improper cleaning practices.

TRUCE software
November 3, 2023 Sponsored by TRUCE Software

Safety: The Dirty Secret of the Cleaning & Maintenance Industries

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by TRUCE Software, Chad Howell, the company’s vice president of product management, joins TikTok influencer Amy Landers to discuss staying safer while on the job.

shooting, mass shooting, gun
November 1, 2023 Robert Kravitz

Arming Facilities Against Violence

For many decades, the FBI and other law enforcement organizations have taught us that if an active shooter enters a facility, we should run, hide, or fight. A better strategy might be to prepare, react, and recover.


cold and flu, sick
October 27, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

Weathering the Cold and Flu Season

Whether the 2023–24 flu season will be mild or severe, the best plan of action is to adhere to your facility’s cleaning practices and protocols and encourage your employees and building occupants to receive their flu vaccinations.

Young man making salad for a customer
October 16, 2023 Angela Guajardo

Keep Salmonella Off the Menu

Learn expert advice on hygiene, training, and best practices to ensure diner safety and prevent foodborne illnesses in commercial kitchens.

Female doctor using hand sanitizer at the hospital
October 2, 2023 Ryan Kupperman

Hand Hygiene Remains a Top Priority

More than three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene remains a top priority due to the impact it continues to make on both health and healthcare.

natural disaster
September 12, 2023 Bryan Christiansen

Prepare Your Facility for a Natural Disaster

Identify which natural disasters pose the greatest threat to your facility before making a plan. The most successful natural disaster management systems are comprehensive with a risk-focused strategy.

Disinfecting a wheelchair
September 11, 2023 Julie Dumais-Nakos

Wipe Out HAIs Without Ruining Your Medical Mobility Equipment

Before selecting a disinfectant that's optimal for your facility's mobility equipment, you’ll first need to establish compatibility between the considered disinfectant and the equipment's materials.

college, university
September 7, 2023 Kurt Kuempel

The Importance of Hygiene in Higher Education

Maintaining a well-kept campus not only helps improve the school’s appearance, but also has been shown to impact students’ education.

sink, drain
September 1, 2023 Robert Kravitz

Mastering the Art of Keeping Drains Clean and Healthy

Dark and moist sink drains are a perfect setting for germs to thrive.

gym, health club, fitness center, exercise equipment, treadmill
August 1, 2023 Joshua Schwartz

Going Green in the Gym

Gym managers should implement an institutional cleaning policy that’s proactive, thoughtful, and keeps their buildings both healthy and clean—which, perhaps surprisingly, are not quite the same thing. 

Is Your Facility Prepared for Hurricane Season?
July 19, 2023 Bill Schaphorst

Is Your Facility Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Whether it’s your first season or your 20th season maintaining a facility in a hurricane zone, continuous review on how to prepare for one of these catastrophic weather events can mean the difference between minor damage or major destruction.

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner ISSA Alert CMM
July 17, 2023 Jeff Cross

Blood on a Plane: The Hazards and Risks for Travelers

For this ISSA Cleaning Industry Alert, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, senior director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, discusses what should happen when blood contaminates a plane.

PDI Core Concepts of Disinfection
July 17, 2023 Sponsored by PDI

Core Concepts of Disinfection

Watch this free webinar, sponsored by PDI, to learn how to implement effective cleaning and disinfection processes that break the chain of transmission in facilities.

The Connection Between Cleaning and Facility Image
July 13, 2023 Keith Schneringer

The Connection Between Cleaning and Facility Image

Better cleaning results contribute to improved facility image as well as improved occupant wellness.