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mcknights.com — As we reexamine safety protocols to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care, one building system getting a closer look is ventilation. Some LTC facilities managers now realize that the air filtration systems in their buildings do not adequately remove pathogens. Installed filters typically have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, of six or eight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends MERV 13 or higher filters be installed.
cmmonline.com — Before the pandemic, proper mop care may have been easier to overlook. When you finished mopping the floor, you would rinse your mop (hopefully) and allow it to air dry. However, due to the pandemic, this may no longer be an acceptable practice. Here is why. We know that using a professional cleaning solution to mop floors can prove effective at removing soils.
cmmonline.com — On March 11, 2020, two days before the United States began widespread shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) made an important announcement related to cleaning and the world’s fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
cmmonline.com — Have you ever gone into a public restroom and heard someone in the next stall having what sounds like a conference call with a dozen people? Expect those “conference calls” along with 20-minute “beautifying” sessions in public restrooms to be things of the past in the post-COVID-19 era.
issa.com — Contract Manufacturing New! Categories: Innovations, Trends & Technology By Robert Kravitz | August 10, 2020 << Back to Articles Many of us may not know that some of the products used in the professional cleaning industry are not necessarily manufactured by the company whose name is on the label. The practice of one company turning manufacturing of a product over to another company is referred to as contract manufacturing. It was first spawned in the textile industry in the United States a…
eponline.com — Preventing a Double Whammy to the Environment The increase in excessive use of disinfectants could be detrimental to the environment and the treatment of the virus. Here’s how you can use disinfectants safely and smartly for the environment.
talglobal.com — As this is being written in mid-July 2020, the U.S. appears to be a very unhappy country – and because of the coronavirus – made up of many frightened people. In fact, as of June 2020, the Gallup Poll reports that 78 percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with where the country is headed. Among the reasons for the dissatisfaction are:The economy is in the worst shape since the 1930sThe virus is resurging. Some of us have lost faith in our federal and state governments.
casinojournal.com — Casinos in the U.S. and around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most have been closed since early March when the seriousness of the disease became clear. While online gambling is up, global brick-and-mortar gross gaming revenue (GGR) has been cut in half compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas, the center of the gambling world, is now 25 percent. However, now, after two months, casinos around the world are getting ready to reopen, but with modifications.
cmmonline.com — An article published in August 2020 by the Cleveland Clinic discusses how long the coronavirus—the pathogen that causes COVID-19—lives on surfaces
schoolbusfleet.com — File photo courtesy Elk Grove (Calif.) Unified School District School districts around the country have closed their doors, likely through the fall in many cases, to help protect the health of children, teachers, and staff as a result of Coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.
cmmonline.com — Always on the lookout for new ways to expand their offerings, some cleaning professionals now service fulfillment centers—large warehouses where workers pack, ship, and ultimately fulfill customer orders. Based on recent developments, these cleaning professionals may be onto something big. Amazon, for instance, has a network of 230 fulfillment centers in the United States, with more expected in the coming years.
spaces4learning.com — Maintenance & operations Cleaning for Health As coronavirus concerns mount, what should administrators and cleaning professionals know? In late February, a private elementary school in Nevada closed due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses.
greenlodgingnews.com — Robert Kravitz Several years ago, when many hotel properties around the world were first starting to get serious about sustainability, they paid close attention to a book, Responsible Hospitality, written by Rebecca Hawkins and Paulina Bohdanowicz. This book is considered the first book to bring together environmental and sustainability concepts and help define how far the hospitality industry should go to achieve them
wqpmag.com — This article originally appeared in Commercial Water Fall 2019 as “Water-Free Touchdown”To understand why Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is noteworthy–especially for its focus on sustainability and water conservation–it is important to know how the stadium industry has been evolving during the past few years. People are not attending large sports venues the way they were only 10 or 15 years ago.
webcpm.com — Business (Managing Higher Ed) Educating Custodial Workers By Robert KravitzSeptember 1st, 2019 PHOTO © DMITRY KALINOVSKY Many education administrators have never heard of CIRI, theCleaning Industry Research Institute (www.ciriscience.org). Theircredo—”Only Science Can See”—provides some insight into whothey are and what they are all about
cmmonline.com — For new parents, traveling with infants can be problematic, especially for new or nursing mothers looking for a clean and comfortable place to feed their babies. Airport restrooms are not the most hygienic places for nursing or pumping moms, and most other terminal or airplane spaces do not offer adequate space, privacy, or cleanliness for a mother or baby.
webspm.com — Keeping Schools Healthy Starts Before the Kids Get to School By Robert KravitzDecember 5th, 2018 Studies indicate that as much as 80 percent of the soil and debris in a facility is essentially walked-in the front door. This is because moisture, soil, grit, and sand collect on shoe bottoms.
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