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Feb 22, 2018

The Best Ice Melt Tips in February  

Posted by Chris Lockard
You are probably tired of the icy, snowy, and gloomy days of winter. Thoughts of warming spring days and shedding heavy coats are likely all you want to think about as you look outside and see the sun shining. Before your thought process turns to fun under the sun, you’ll want to take one last look at your ice melt situation this...

Topics: Workplace Safety

Feb 15, 2018

Is Stripping Floors Even Necessary?

Posted by Wayne Dippold
Let’s face it. Stripping VCT floors is labor intensive, expensive, and doesn’t always go as planned. Have you spent countless hours scrubbing, stripping, and scraping only to get the result pictured below?  

Topics: Workplace Safety, Floor Care

Feb 1, 2018

Will We Need More Ice Melt or Rock Salt this Year?

Posted by Lance Dicker
As Winter gives way to Spring in the coming weeks and the daylight hours get longer, there will be a tendency for many a facility manager to look toward looming concerns like pest control.  Before focus shifts entirely for any facility located in a cold weather region, don’t forget that Winter’s last gasps are often unbridled and...

Topics: Workplace Safety

Dec 28, 2017

6 Tips to Share with Staff to Improve Workplace Cleanliness Etiquette

Posted by Lance Dicker
Cleaning a building is often the responsibility of a person or a team who handle janitorial and facility concerns.  Yet, there are some important tips for everyone to know that will improve workplace cleanliness and foster a positive experience every day.

Topics: Employees and Labor, Healthy Cleaning, Workplace Safety

Sep 14, 2017

Can You Afford a $33,000 Fall Liability This Winter?

Posted by Dylan Dippold
As funny as they may have been as a kid, slips on ice are no longer a laughing matter! The average claim for a snow or ice related fall injury is $33,000. Owners and managers of commercial property have a responsibility to ensure that walkways, steps, and parking areas don’t pose dangerous slip and fall threats to employees,...

Topics: Workplace Safety

Aug 17, 2017

4 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Cleaning Training Programs

Posted by Keith Harden
Walking into any facility that is maintained poorly by a mediocre staff is frustrating.  Top-notch Facility Managers and Cleaning Contractors take great pride in the appearance of their building(s) and they employ and train great people to make it happen.

Topics: Employees and Labor, Workplace Safety

Jun 22, 2017

9 Signs You Should Invest in Floor Stripping

Posted by Lance Dicker
  As the large gilded lobby doors close, you stride over the vivid picture printed on the entrance mat in the vestibule and peer ahead into the vast expanse towards the curved stairwell.  The once beautiful floors look dirty, but that’s not possible.  The cleaning service, the one recommended by three other business owners because...

Topics: Healthy Cleaning, Workplace Safety

Jun 8, 2017

The Essentials You Need for an Effective Workplace Safety Program

Posted by Lance Dicker
What began as a regular Tuesday for Domingo and Debbie, both facility staff employees at a private high school, quickly became anything but ordinary.  As they entered a supply closet, Debbie tripped.  She didn’t see the hose laying across the aisle, and as she fell, she knocked over a gallon of bleach with an unsecured cap.  As...

Topics: Employees and Labor, Regulatory Compliance, Workplace Safety