06/24/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Surface Disinfection: There’s More To It.

Microorganisms are some of the tiniest biological organisms known, but we’ve become far more aware of them in the wake of a global pandemic. As a result, we’ve become suspicious of surfaces in public spaces…
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04/22/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

The Cleaning Industry Post-Pandemic

The past year has been challenging for all of us, but the future is finally looking a little brighter. With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and the CDC issuing new guidelines to open up businesses,…
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05/07/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

It’s easy enough to determine the potential exposure in a healthcare or laboratory setting. While it’s unlikely that exposure to blood occurs regularly in a non-healthcare setting, there is still a potential for occupational exposure…
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11/12/18 By Safetec

First Aid in Schools

I’m sure you’ve experienced at some point, a fall in gym class resulting in a cut and a swift visit to the school nurse. Schools see numerous types of accidents on a daily basis. Some…
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10/29/18 By Safetec

Sick Child? The Dangers of Sending Them to School

We all know the feeling, a slight itch in the back of the throat that will inevitably develop into an annoying bug. Many people will push through common illnesses like sinus infections or mild strains…
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09/26/18 By Safetec

The Effects Of Proper Cleaning On Healthcare & Business

Proper cleaning is often the first line of defense against the spread of infectious diseases; a place where this is most notable is in public restrooms. Many factors go into why a public bathroom is…
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07/26/17 By Jordan Weinstein

Do You Have A Good Concept Of Cleaning?

WSJK-FM radio had a segment on the misconceptions of cleaning and how people are missing some of the most important spots where bacteria can spread. Their host brought on the ISSA Executive Director of ARCSI…
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05/02/17 By Safetec

4 Dangers To Food Safety And How To Prevent Them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 48 million Americans are sickened by food-borne pathogens every year, with 128,000 ending up hospitalized and 3,000 eventually dying from their food-borne infection. It’s a tragic…
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01/06/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Save Your Budget By Investing In Cleaning

There are germs and bugs everywhere you are. They are incredibly dangerous because you cannot see where they are. This is why cleaning and your environmental services department is so incredibly necessary. 
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01/04/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu

11 Recommended Cleaning & Disinfection Practices to Prevent the Spread of Colds and the Flu In 2014 ISSA put together an amazing guide titled Cleaning for Infection Prevention: Cold and Flu that is still incredibly…
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12/29/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

Making Health Care Safer: ISSA Infographic

 There are too many places where patients in a hospital can get an infection. From a catheter, to improperly washed hands. The thing is to do your best to prevent these infections from spreading. The…
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12/23/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

Cleaning Times for Hospitals – ISSA

Back in 2009 there was a study that came about that investigated what the best practices were in healthcare settings for cleaning and disinfecting. This study was started by The Canadian Association of Environmental Management…
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