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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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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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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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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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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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drain, sink drain
July 7, 2022 Klaus Reichardt

The Forgotten Part of Restroom Care…Drains

Letting your restroom drain go dry can lead to odors and fumes that can make building residents sick.

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school, teacher, classroom
June 29, 2022 Jason Gillis

Improve School Environments with HVAC Solutions and Upgrades

Installing a new HVAC system, or upgrading an existing one, can improve the comfort of a K-12 school's environment, leading to better learning.

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Infection Prevention Webinar
February 24, 2022

CMM Webinar: Create a Winning Infection Prevention Program

Learn how to establish an effective infection prevention program with the proper tools, chemistries, and labor.

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Disinfection protocols
February 23, 2022 Lee Senter

Disinfection Protocols for Public Buildings

From choosing the right products to using them correctly, proper disinfection requires guidance suitable for all facilities.

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Indoor Air Quality + Air Purification
February 9, 2022 Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner

Indoor Air Quality + Air Purification

Your facility may need more air changes per hour, compared to before the pandemic, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

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cleaning performance questions
January 31, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

4 Questions Addressing Cleaning Performance

Historically, we have based cleaning performance on appearance, but this method has serious limitations because what looks clean may not be clean at all.

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Infection prevention
January 26, 2022 Rich Prinz

Guiding Your Facility’s Approach to Infection Prevention

How to establish a roadmap for safer and more sustainable environmental cleaning.

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GBACtv BioTalk
January 6, 2022

VIDEO: Infection Prevention Lessons From 2021, Predicting the Pandemic’s End

GBAC experts discuss what the industry learned about cleaning protocols in 2021, how we can do better in the future, and when the pandemic might end.

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Enhancing Facility Image
December 15, 2021

CMM Webinar: Enhancing Facility Image—Beyond Appearances

Dive into the topic of creating a better image for your facility.

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EVS, environmental services staff, hospital workers, hospital housekeepers
December 10, 2021 Kathleen Misovic

Common PPE Mistakes in Health Care Environments

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help prevent environmental services (EVS) staff from contracting infectious diseases. But PPE only works well if staff choose the correct equipment and wear it properly.

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