Although most people associate flu season with winter, the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) weekly summary shows that there are verified (laboratory tested) cases of the flu even as early as the spring. Regardless of when it comes, the flu makes people feel lousy. It also costs our economy billions of dollars and leads to […]Read more "Fighting Flu Saves Lives"
Over the past several years, the idea of “Green Cleaning” has become an important concept in our marketplace. “Green Cleaning” refers to the use of cleaning products and services that reduce the overall health and environmental impact compared to similar products and services used for the same purpose. A green approach to cleaning has not […]Read more "How Green is Your Laundry?"
When we attend facilities maintenance conferences, we hear the same question: “How do we keep our clients’ buildings clean when we are faced with rising costs, dwindling budgets, and typically high personnel turnover rates associated with our industry?” Whether it’s a school district, healthcare chain, or building services contractor, the laments indicate managers are behind […]Read more "Behind the Eight Ball: Can We Afford Not to Document and Measure?"
I have been in this business for over 30 years and have seen a lot of things come and go. Being an old timer I thought the Green movement was going to be a passing fad. The usual rebuttals end-users voiced were: “Green chemicals don’t work” and “They don’t smell strong so they can never […]Read more "How Green Do You Want To Be? Understanding the Green Puzzle"
Craft breweries are becoming more and more popular and this year the growth rate of craft breweries actually outpaced that of commercial breweries. According to FastCasual magazine, it was estimated that craft beer revenue has grown at an annualized rate of 19 percent to $4.2 billion over the last five years and forecasts put the […]Read more "We All Love Great Tasting Beer!"
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Hand hygiene is the first line of defense for the prevention of illnesses and spread of infection to others.” We should all know this. We should all be taught at home, in school, and at work how important this seemingly simple activity is. We need to have confidence […]Read more "Hand Hygiene: Compliance Reduces Spread of Disease"
Providing a clean, healthy and safe environment presents challenges where large groups of people are living in confined spaces, especially in jails and prisons. Not only is there a greater potential for spreading infection, but also for other types of contamination as well. That’s why facility managers need to be vigilant when it comes to […]Read more "Keeping Correctional Facilities Sanitary, Safe and Secure"