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Facility Health and Infection Prevention Roundup
March 25, 2024

Facility Health and Infection Prevention Roundup

Learn about webinars, courses, and events offered by ISSA and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

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Lock in Safety
February 13, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Lock in Safety

If your cleaning crews are servicing manufacturing areas with machinery that can emit hazardous energy, they need to protect themselves against the accidental release of energy. 

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Think Before You Disinfect
January 31, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Think Before You Disinfect

The solution for ensuring high-touch surfaces are as clean as they look is proper disinfection. Consider both active and inactive ingredients when choosing a disinfecting product.

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toxic chemicals, toxic cleaning products
January 29, 2024 Tyler Williams

Be Aware of VOCs in Cleaning Products

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) lurk in thousands of common household and personal care products—especially cleaning products and disinfectants.

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The Lowdown on Hospital Backup Generators
December 18, 2023 Kate Leffers

The Lowdown on Hospital Backup Generators

Backup generators are essential for hospitals, as they face a critical demand for a constant and robust power supply.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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