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– 8/20/2019
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FACILITY FOCUS: CREATING A BETTER FAN EXPERIENCE – June 2019
High-Speed Hand Dryers Keep Restrooms Clean And Long Lines Moving Quickly


FACILITY FOCUS: CREATING A BETTER FAN EXPERIENCE – June 2019
Gillette Stadium Sustainability Efforts


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Hospital Acquired Infections Drive Cleaning Demand


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Train Staff On Proper Cleaning And Disinfecting


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Disinfecting Processes That Reduce HAIs


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK – June 2019
Award To Recognize The Next Generation Of BSC Leaders



IS YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE DUMPS? – June 2019
Create Recycling Programs That Work


IS YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE DUMPS? – June 2019
The History Of Recycling


IS YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE DUMPS? – June 2019
Reduce Recycling Contamination


IS YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE DUMPS? – June 2019
Financial Benefits Of Proper Recycling Programs


EDITOR'S NOTE: RECRUITING? GOOD LUCK – June 2019
Cleaning Managers Struggle To Fill Departmental Vacancies


IN THE FIELD – April 2019
High Vacuuming Improves Indoor Air Quality





BRANDING THE RESTROOM – April 2019
Customized Soap Dispensers Help School Show Pride


FROM THE EDITOR – April 2019
Sanitary Maintenance Gets New Look


NAVIGATING THE OCEAN OF INDOOR PLASTIC – April 2019
How Departments Can Reduce Their Environmental Imprint



– April 2019
Communicating Value


ZEROING IN ON GERMS – April 2019
Top Hiding Spots For Germs And Bacteria


THE AIR WE BREATHE – April 2019
Identify And Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants


THE AIR WE BREATHE – April 2019
How To Clean The Air


THE AIR WE BREATHE – April 2019
Systems That Tackle Indoor Air Contaminants


GROWING A GREEN PROGRAM – April 2019
Survey: Green Cleaning Trends


GROWING A GREEN PROGRAM – April 2019
Where Sustainable Practices Fit In Facilities


GROWING A GREEN PROGRAM – April 2019
Survey Dives Into Green Certifications


GROWING A GREEN PROGRAM – April 2019
Green, Sustainable Survey Outlines Cleaning Trends




APPEALING TO CUSTOMERS – February 2019
Why BSCs Should Embrace Sustainability



– February 2019
Education Schedule For CBE


NEW YEAR, NEW LEADER – February 2019
BSCAI President Talks Goals For 2019







GREEN CLEANING COLUMN – February 2019
Growth In Sustainable Innovation


BSCS' ROLE IN BRINGING IOT TO THE RESTROOM – February 2019
Smart Dispensers, Faucets Keep Visitors Happy


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Survey: Why Schools Implement Green Cleaning


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Driving The Green Cleaning Movement In Schools


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Advocating For Health Schools



TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Identify Common Germs Found In Facilities


TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Protection From Pathogens


TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Life Span Of Germs And Cleaning Efficacy


SOFTWARE HELPS CUSTOMIZE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS – February 2019
ERP Solution Improves Business Performance


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Hospitals Fight Quat Binding While Fighting Infections


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Tips To Prevent Quat Binding


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Alternatives To Disinfecting With Quats


BRINGING VINYLS BACK – November 2018
Jan/San Industry Vet Enjoying Successful Music Career


UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDIES UP ON GREEN – November 2018
Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Program Saves School $400,000 A Year




SOFTWARE BUSTS GHOST EMPLOYEES AND EXPOSES TIME FRAUD – November 2018
Technology Helps Avoid Labor Deceit


GREEN CLEANING: LOOK WHAT THE OCCUPANT DRAGGED IN – November 2018
Identify And Combat Cleaning Challenges


THE INNOVATION IMPASSE – November 2018
Jan/San Distributors Must Change With The Times


BIG SHOES TO FILL – November 2018
Start Leadership Succession Planning Today



FACILITY FOCUS – November 2018
Cleveland Clinic Shares Lessons In Waste Diversion


FACILITY FOCUS – November 2018
Fighting Contamination In Recycling


PRESTIGIOUS HONORS – November 2018
BSCAI CLEAN Awards Given To Industry Elite



THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Alternatives To Traditional Waste And Recycling


THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Truly Sustainable Method To Managing Waste


THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Gaining Support For Sustainable Initiatives


PAPER TRAIL FROM A TO Z – November 2018
Explaining Sustainable Paper Products


PAPER TRAIL FROM A TO Z – November 2018
Defining Green Paper Terms


PURCHASING PRIORITIES – October 2018
Factors To Consider When Buying Floor Care Equipment



FROM THE EDITOR – October 2018
Amazon Launches Jan/San Private-Label Line



GROWING WITH THE INDUSTRY – September 2018
Preparing McLemore Building Maintenance For The Future





SELLING SUSTAINABILITY – September 2018
Iowa-Des Moines Supply Goes Beyond Green Cleaning Products



DEFANGING THE DUST BUNNIES – September 2018
Tips To Tackling Dust And Improving Health



WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? – September 2018
Impact Of Poor Indoor Air


WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? – September 2018
Identify The Source Of Restroom Odors


WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? – September 2018
Train Staff To Tackle Odors In The Restroom


ENCAPSULATION SAVES TIME, MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT – August 2018
Take Your Carpet Care Further


INSPIRED TO FILL MY FREETIME – August 2018
Gretchen Roufs Celebrates Subjects Of Her Columns



SPREADING AROUND SICKNESS – August 2018
Hospital Floors Wrongfully Ignored


THE POWER OF PEERS – August 2018
Peer-To-Peer Networking Helps Solve Issues


FROM THE EDITOR – August 2018
Educating The Distributor


PRIORITIZING CLEANING OVER EVERYTHING ELSE – August 2018
Dirty Schools Impact Student Performance


ORDERING INSIGHT – August 2018
An Examination Of The End Users' Purchasing Habits


FACILITY FOCUS: CHEMICAL SWITCH USHERS IN GREEN CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2018
Changing Chemicals Propels Green Cleaning Program


FACILITY FOCUS: CHEMICAL SWITCH USHERS IN GREEN CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2018
Benefits Of Streamlining Cleaning Chemicals



OVERCOME COMMON GREEN CLEANING MISTAKES – August 2018
Techniques To Achieving Green Cleaning Buy-In


OVERCOME COMMON GREEN CLEANING MISTAKES – August 2018
Research That Supports Sustainability In Schools


OVERCOME COMMON GREEN CLEANING MISTAKES – August 2018
Communicating And Promoting Green Cleaning Initiatives


CLEANING THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND – August 2018
Campus Residents Push For Green And Sustainable Initiatives


CLEANING THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND – August 2018
University Specializes On Strategies Resulting In Success







HOW VALUABLE ARE YOUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES? – July 2018
Increase Business Revenue By Charging For Assistance


K-12 SCHOOL REDUCES LUNCHTIME WASTE – July 2018
Waxie and EcoSafe Team Up To Teach Environmental Sustainability



CRACKING THE ICE MELT ORDERING MYSTERY – July 2018
Doing Ice Melt Homework Saves Distributors Money






CLEANING'S FUTURE ON DISPLAY – July 2018
Compact, Truly Autonomous Robots Entice Cleaning Industry


FROM THE EDITOR – July 2018
Germs Deserve Our Attention




BOOK CLUB – June 2018
Life Lessons From The Janitor


CLEAN RESTROOMS MEAN BUSINESS – June 2018
Spray-And-Vac Cleaning Provides Clean Appearance


CERTIFIED SUCCESS – June 2018
Cleaning Accreditation Boosts Professional Growth






ADAPT, MIGRATE OR DIE – June 2018
Staffing Challenges Facing Cleaning Departments


IF COW BELLS COULD TALK – June 2018
Supporting Staff Through Interaction And Positive Feedback







THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
Proper Care And Safety Tips For Floor Pads






KNOCK OUT – June 2018
Fighting For Insourced Cleaning




INDUSTRY TESTIMONIALS: GIVING GRATITUDE – May 2018
A Magazine That Aids Company Branding








– May 2018
Dawn Of The Sales Rep




JAN/SAN LEADER FOR 75 YEARS – May 2018
Sanitary Maintenance Celebrates Publication Milestone




MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION – May 2018
Newly Retired Sanitary Maintenance CEO Helped Shape Mentee's Life



PROGRESS IN GREEN CLEANING – April 2018
Evolution Of Green Cleaning Initiatives


PROGRESS IN GREEN CLEANING – April 2018
Future Of Cleaning Green


BE MORE THAN A CLICK AND A BOX – April 2018
Buying Groups Help Distributors Compete Against E-Tailers



VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
DACA Dilemma Could Cause Janitorial Staffing Issues


VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
Turnover Would Hamper Commercial Cleaning Services



ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Controlling Waste Streams In Facilities


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Turn A Waste Stream Into A Revenue Stream


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Zero Waste In Three Simple Steps


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
The Future Of Zero Waste


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Benefits Of Launching A Composting Program


IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM, REDIRECT ‘EM – April 2018
Techniques To Steer Facility Initiatives In A More Sustainable Direction






ROBOTIC FLOOR MACHINE ALLOWS JANITORS TO CLEAN HANDS-FREE – February 2018
Case Study: Robotic Floor Machine Allows For More Efficient Janitorial Work


UNPLUGGING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS – February 2018
Battery Upright Vacuums Lead To Improved Productivity




SUCCESS STARTS WITH LEAP OF FAITH – February 2018
Steve Harvey Book Helps Business Leaders, BSCs "Jump" Toward Success




FOSTERING STRONG LEADERS – February 2018
Power Of Networking In Cleaning Industry


DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Proper Maintenance Schedules That Protect Floors


DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Choosing Chemicals Based On Varying Floor Types


REACHING INTO THE RAFTERS – February 2018
Vacuums That Tackle Previously Neglected Surfaces


REACHING INTO THE RAFTERS – February 2018
Using Proper Vacuuming Equipment Promotes Health And Safety





PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Hurdles In Changing Handwashing Habits


PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Joint Commission Pushes For Improved Hand Hygiene


PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Advantages Of Handwashing Monitoring Systems


BE PREPARED – February 2018
Training For Emergency Preparedness



MAXIMIZING YOUR VACUUMING SCHEDULES – November 2017
Daily Vacuuming A Good Practice For High Traffic Areas


FREETIME: UNITING THE INDUSTRY FOR HOPE – November 2017
GOJO Industries President Steve Schultz Helps Raise $14.8 Million for City of Hope



PUTTING ODOR CONTROL IN ITS PLACE – November 2017
Getting Strategic With Air Freshener Placement


THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE EMBRACES ECO-FRIENDLY ODOR CONTROL – November 2017
CASE STUDY: Control Odors While Protecting The Environment


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
What Is On-site Generation Of Cleaning Products?


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Understanding Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Technology


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Disinfecting With On-Site Generation Technologies


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Sustainable Cleaning Is A Shared Responsibility


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Initiatives


GETTING THE RIGHT WORDS OUT – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Advantages


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS – November 2017
Importance Of Green And Sustainable Initiatives


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS – November 2017
Benefits Of Green And Sustainable Initiatives


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS – November 2017
Survey Outlines Sustainable Cleaning Initiatives


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Building Operations Supports Human Health And Wellness


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Cleaning Standards That Focus On Wellness


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Cleaning That Limits Toxic Exposure


HEALTH BENEFITS DRIVE GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Using Green Cleaning To Promote Occupant Health




ANSWERING THE CALL – October 2017
Top Complaints Plaguing Facility Cleaning Managers







FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Shifting From Green Cleaning To Sustainability


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Steps To Implementing Green Cleaning Programs


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Introducing Green Products And Processes


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
How Vendors Help Support Sustainability


ANYTHING FOR THE CUSTOMER – October 2017
SouthEast LINK Offers As Many Services To Clients As Possible



PROVIDING EXTRA PROTECTION AGAINST VIRUSES AND BACTERIA – September 2017
Case Study: Electrostatic Sprayer Provides Complete Surface Disinfection


EMBRACING PRODUCT EVOLUTION – October 2017
Looking For Innovation In Cleaning Products


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Promoting Green Cleaning In Schools


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Soliciting Green Cleaning Buy-In


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Stats That Support Sustainability


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Partners That Help Promote Green


REPLACING MOPS WITH MACHINES REDUCES CONTAMINATION – August 2017
Case Study: Government Facilities Make Switch To Automated Equipment


AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE – August 2017
Seminars Tout Green And Healthy Schools


BSCAI RECHRISTENS ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION – August 2017
BSCAI Las Vegas Conference Focuses On Education




ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Steps To Transitioning To Green Cleaning


ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Creating A Sustainability Plan



FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – August 2017
Two Great Conventions In Las Vegas


BRINGING WORKOUT LESSONS TO WORK – August 2017
Benefits Of Training Cleaning Professionals
Benefits peer training can have on a green cleaning program

– July 2017
BSCAI Offers Designation For Jan/san Distributors
The RBSP designation is recognized with great respect by building service contractors


TAKE A HIKE – July 2017
Freetime: Paul SerVaas Of Bar Keepers Friend Is Mountain Climber And Adventurer
Paul, president of Bar Keepers Friend, and his wife Marsha typically do two big hikes every year



FROM THE EDITOR – July 2017
Help Sanitary Maintenance With Jan/san Distributor Sales Survey
Sanitary Maintenance and ISSA need your help

A NEW WAY OF THINKING – June 2017
Book Club: The Value of Right-Brain Thinking For BSCs
This is a great book to read and process with your teammates, as it challenges conventional thinking


SUSTAINABILITY BY ANOTHER NAME – June 2017
Common Sense Practices That Drive Sustainable Initiatives


THE BIG PROBLEM WITH LITTLE FIBERS – May 2017
Is Microfiber Contributing To Sustainable Hazards?







PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – April 2017
Touting Training
Staff training is critical to a successful green cleaning program




THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Perfecting Cleaning For Health


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Improving Cleaning Process And Procedures


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Growing A Green Cleaning Program



EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
School District Bucks Turnover Trends


EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
Closing The Loop On Training Challenges


EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
Identifying Emerging Cleaning Leaders




– February 2017
Case Study: On-Site Generation At PPG Paints Arena
On-site generation helps the arena meet high-performance goals.

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR BSCAI – February 2017
Q&A With New BSCAI President Tom Kruse
Kruse shares his vision for the association


THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FLOOR CARE EDUCATION – February 2017
Best Practices For Floor Care Training
Jan/san distributors can educate their customers on the do's and don'ts of floor care to achieve optimum results




COACHING THE ‘COACH’ – November 2016
The Strategic Sell: Three Areas Of Focus For Sales Management Training
Coaching is the single most important activity that sales managers can do to increase sales

FINDING THE GREENER LINING – November 2016
Creating Sustainable Waste Management Programs
Facilities are beginning to explore sustainable alternatives to traditional trash liners

SUSTAINABLE TRACTION – November 2016
Roundtable: Trends In Sustainability Initiatives
Green products are expected, but sustainability initiatives are gaining momentum at the distributor level

– November 2016
Sustainability In Business






ELEVATING BUSINESSES TO NEW HEIGHTS – September 2016
BSCAI Prepares For Annual Convention In Chicago



TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
School Launches Cleaning For Health Program
Steps that Clarke County School District took to improve the health of their students and staff

TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
Healthy Schools: Getting Buy-In From Staff


DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Healthcare Designs That Aid In Infection Prevention


DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Surfaces That Help An Infection Control Program


DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Considering Cleaning Processes When Designing Facilities




MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Maintenance That Extends The Life Of Equipment
Proper upkeep of carpet equipment can extend the life of machines

MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Routine Extractor Maintenance Protects Equipment


MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Handling Big Problems With Carpet Equipment


EFFECTIVE INFECTION PREVENTION – August 2016
Technology That Prevents Hospital Acquired Infections





KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE – June 2016
Training On Proper Chemical Use



LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Implementing A Green Cleaning Program


LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Promoting Healthy Cleaning Practices


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Promoting Student Health And Sustainable Cleaning


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Measuring Green Cleaning Milestones


ENGAGING AND ENCOURAGING STAFF – May 2016
Leadership Techniques That Encourage Cleaning Workers


ENGAGING AND ENCOURAGING STAFF – May 2016
Encouraging And Motiving Staff



SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Benefits Of Disinfecting With UV Technology


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Augmenting Cleaning With Disinfecting Technology


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Training And Compliance Of Disinfection Equipment


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Maintenance Tips That Extend The Life Of Floor Pads


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
The Future Of Floor Pads





BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
Tips For Managers Launching Green Cleaning Programs


BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
The Players Needed For A Winning Green Cleaning Team


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
Examining The Life Cycle Of Restroom Fixtures


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
When To Convert To Touch-Free Restrooms




EARN AND LEARN – April 2016
Details Of A Custodial Apprenticeship Program


FIRST AID KITS HAVE NEW REQUIREMENTS – February 2016
Know The New First Aid Kit Standards




STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Benefits Of Vacuum Filters



CLEANING COMPLAINTS YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE – February 2016
Survey Reveals Top Cleaning Complaints




ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Trend Toward Recycling Paper Is Growing


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Alternative Paper Fibers And Facilities That Embrace Them


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Future Trends Of Recycled Paper Towels



BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
Advance Your Career With Networking And Professional Development


BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
Education Available Through ISSA


BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
Networking Opportunities At IEHA


BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
APPA Helps Managers Set Goals


BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
AHE Provides Networking And Education Options



WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
Fitting Engineered Water Into Cleaning Programs





PROTECT YOUR HOSPITAL FROM GOVERNMENT ‘FINES’ – October 2015
Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections And Readmissions Fines


PROTECT YOUR HOSPITAL FROM GOVERNMENT ‘FINES’ – October 2015
Products That Protect Against HAIs


CASE STUDY: CENTRAL VALLEY FRANCHISES RELY ON BACKPACK VACUUMS FOR HEALTHY IAQ – September 2015
Improving Indoor Air Quality With Backpack Vacuums


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Using Aqueous Ozone To Clean For Health


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Involving Students To Help Grow Green Programs


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Defend Against The Elements


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
The Role Of Matting In Green Programs


BSCAI’S EXTRA SPECIAL ANNUAL CONVENTION – September 2015
BSCAI Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Las Vegas


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Recommendations For Cleaning And Maintaining Mats


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Prevent Slips And Falls


DOWN AND DIRTY: MISUSING EQUIPMENT WASTES MONEY AND ADDS LABOR TIME – August 2015
Proper Janitorial Equipment Maintenance Procedures









THE TRUTH ABOUT POLISHED CONCRETE – June 2015
Polished Concrete Maintenance Is Still Necessary


THE KEY TO DEVELOPING MANAGERS – May 2015
Identify And Develop Prospective Supervisors


THE KEY TO DEVELOPING MANAGERS – May 2015
Demonstrating Strong Leadership


THE CASE FOR COMPOSTING – May 2015
How The Cleaning Industry Can Help Customers Compost



REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Containing Hazardous Waste: Finding A Strong Hold


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Protect Workers From Medical Waste


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
What Is Considered Medical Waste



HOW DOES YOUR SALARY COMPARE? – May 2015
Why People Become Custodial Executives



BOOK CLUB: SUCCESS LIES WITHIN – February 2015
Steve Harvey Tells BSCs To Harness Fear To Attain Success



SHINING LIGHT ON HAI PREVENTION – February 2015
Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections


SHINING LIGHT ON HAI PREVENTION – February 2015
Cost Of UV Disinfection Techology


CLEAN UP PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS – February 2015
Carpet Equipment Accessories That Make Sense


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Calculating Energy Consumption With Hand Dryers


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Maintenance Tips For Hand Dryers


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
How To Identify Proper Placement Of Hand Dryers


STEAM ALLOWS FOR CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING – November 2014
Understanding The Power Of Steam Cleaning


CLEAN LARGE AREAS FASTER WITH STAND-ON MACHINES – November 2014
Stand-on Equipment And Airport Cleaning Make Good Match


A SPOTTY SITUATION – November 2014
Tips For How To Remove Urine Stains And Odors




SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM BACKPACKS – November 2014
Backpack Vacuums Improve Efficiency And Productivity


SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM BACKPACKS – November 2014
Benefits to Using Backpack Vacuums


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
Causes And Prevention Of Slips And Falls


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
OSHA Regulations On Floor Safety



EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Benefits Of Ride-on Scrubbers Extend Beyond Cleaning


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Chemical-Free Scrubber Cleans Outdoor Space


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Using Floor Equipment Drives Productivity






HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Washing Programs Can Reduce Hospital Infections


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Washing Posters Reinforce Compliance


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Hygiene Goes High Tech



BIG THINGS IN STORE AT ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 – October 2014
Continuing Education Offerings At ISSA/INTERCLEAN


BIG THINGS IN STORE AT ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 – October 2014
Learn Best Practices By Networking With Custodial Executives


BIG THINGS IN STORE AT ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 – October 2014
Benefits Of Attending ISSA/INTERCLEAN


BIG THINGS IN STORE AT ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 – October 2014
Boost Your Career At The Annual IEHA Conference



TAKE THE STAIRS TO SUCCESS – August 2014
Take The Stairs By Rory Vaden Is A Worthwhile Read




IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Advancements To Backpack Vacuums Result In Efficiencies


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Improving Ergonomics For Backpack Vacuums


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Proper Maintenance Of Backpack Vacuums









GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Training Challenges With New Recruits


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Tips To Training New Staff


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Managing And Resolving Staff Complaints


CLEANING WATERLESS URNINALS REQUIRES SPECIAL MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Benefits of Waterless Urinal Systems


CLEANING WATERLESS URNINALS REQUIRES SPECIAL MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Cleaning Waterless Urinals The Right Way



DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Cleaning Without Disturbing Building Occupants


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Janitronics Makes The Switch To Low-decibel Vacuums


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Tips for Maintaining Vacuum Peformance


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Reducing The Risk of Hearing Damage From Vacuuming


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Disinfecting Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Types of Disinfectants Used in Healthcare Facilities


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Targeting Disease-causing Pathogens


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Healthcare Markets Provide Opportunities for BSCs



HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
BSCs Fill In Medical Cleaning Staff Gaps


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Documenting Hospital Cleaning and Hygiene Outcomes


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Infection Control Training Is Key To Success


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Developing A Strong Preventative Maintenance Program For Floor Equipment
Doing so can improve departmental productivity, improve sustainability and mean a cleaner facility

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Maintenance Tips for Floor Equipment
Why it is important for custodial managers to develop a plan and train staff to properly maintain floor equipment

THE SMELL OF SUCCESS – June 2014
How To Identify The Source Of Foul Odors
Identifying problem areas and techniques for removing foul odors from restrooms

THE SMELL OF SUCCESS – June 2014
Common Scents And How To Fight Odors


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Customer Segmentation Offers A Snapshot of Your Business


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Avoiding ‘Service-drain’: Measuring Customer Profitability


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Discover The Power of Market Data Analysis


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Targeting Key Sales Accounts



FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Buying Floor Machines From Distributors Vs. Direct


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Should BSCs Rent or Lease Floor Care Machines?


2014 READER SURVEY – June 2014
Facility Cleaning Decisions 2014 Reader Survey


2014 READER SURVEY – June 2014
Survey: Staffing Challenges - Member Content



MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
OSHA Compliance Stalled By Chemical Manufacturers



MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
Distributors Begin The Private Label Redesign Process



CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
GSA Proposes Changes To JanSan Requisition Channels


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
What Is The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative?



CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
Critics Question JanSan FSSI's Benefits






PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Preventing Infection In Transportation Centers


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Create A Cleaning Schedule For High-traffic Facilities


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Using Teams To Clean Busy Transit Hubs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Transit Restrooms Need 'Round-the-clock Disinfection


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Deep Cleaning After Hours In Transportation Terminals


SALES TOOLS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND – April 2014
Mobile App Training for Salespeople


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Preserving the Life of Chemical Proportioner Systems


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Tips For Removing Build-up In Chemical Dispensers


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Signs A Chemical Dilution Unit Is Malfunctioning


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Sorting Out Laundry Challenges


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Best Practices For Laundry Efficiencies


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Perfecting Laundry Strategies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
How To Prevent Carpet Wicking


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Cleaning Carpets for Occupant Health


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Maintain Carpet Appearance


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Hard Floors Vs. Carpet Debate


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Spot Cleaning Tips


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Upright Vacuums Boost Indoor Air Quality


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Techniques To Developing Leaders


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Prioritizing Employee Training Programs



CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Cleanology: The Science Of Cleaning



UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Discover The Benefits of Day Cleaning


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
The Evolution of Low-decibel Carpet Equipment


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Energy, Sustainability Initiatives Drive Day Cleaning


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Carpet Chemical Trends


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Why It's Important To Use Floor Mats


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Rewards Of Renting Floor Mats


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Facilities Benefit From Buying Floor Matting


PROTECTION FROM RESTROOM BACTERIA – April 2014
PPE That Protects Cleaning Workers


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Use Product Deliveries As Sales Opportunities


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Getting Drivers On Board With Customer Service Training


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Facilities Test Restroom Branding


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Spreading The Message With Dispenser Ads


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Benefits of Restroom Branding


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Restroom Advertising In Action


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Introducing Zero Waste To Campus Sustainable Programs



SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Necessary Changes Associated With Practicing Zero Waste


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Prioritizing Green Building And Maintenance Initiatives


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Breakdown Of ASU's Sustainable Advancements


EDITORIAL – February 2014
#SochiFail Proves Power Of Social Media


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Avoid Cleaning Downtime With Regular Battery Maintenance


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Flooded Batteries Top AGM, Gel Types


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Cleaning Battery Terminals


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Don't Forget To Water Your Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Charging Lead Acid Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Additional Battery Maintenance Tips



UPCLOSE: WIPE AWAY HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – February 2014
Cloth Vs. Disposable Towels


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Vacuum Care And Maintenance Tips


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Nonprofit Gives Free Housecleanings To Cancer Patients


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Maid Business Owner Debbie Sardone Makes Generosity A Company Policy


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Cleaning For A Reason Launches As Nationwide Nonprofit


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Give A Little Bit: JanSan Professionals Join Forces With Cleaning For A Reason


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Cleaning Close To The Heart


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With A Plan


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
What's The Difference Between A Spot and A Stain?


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Maintain The Life Of Carpet With Interim Cleaning


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Minimize Downtime With Effective Carpet Extractor Machines


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Carpet Drying Tools Reduce Resoiling


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
Online Retailer Amazon Enters The Janitorial Supply Market


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
AmazonSupply Is Changing Customer Expectations


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
SEO Is The Key To Driving Web Traffic, e-Commerce



COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
Keeping The ‘Human Touch’ Alive During The Sales Process


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
SEO Is Changing With Hummingbird Speed


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Paul Greenland Leads Aetna Building Maintenance Into A New Era


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
From Washing Floors To Aetna Company President


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
'Think Green, Think Aetna'


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Aetna Reinvents Itself As A Facility Maintenance Organization


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Prevent Grout Cleaning Mistakes


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED Gets A Makeover


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED EBOM v4 Expands Green Cleaning Prerequisite


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
75 Percent of LEED Cleaning Product Purchases Must Be Green


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
BSCs Add Lucrative Upholstery Cleaning Services


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Know Your Fibers Before Launching Commercial Upholstery Business


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Hot-water Extraction Popular Method For Upholstery Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Upholstery Care Includes Cubicles, Office Furniture


– October 2013
Drain Odor? Try Digesters


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Janitorial Distributor Sales Up Nearly 2 Percent


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Redefining The Distribution Sales Model


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Successful Distributors Sell Solutions, Not Products


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Product Sales Bounce Back, Paper Still Reigns


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Jan/San Professionals Optimistic About The Future


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Concrete Flooring Regains Popularity


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
High Gloss Concrete Is Beautiful and Easy To Maintain


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Finding The Right Concrete Maintenance Program


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Cleaning Stained And Polished Concrete Floors


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL – October 2013
Avoid Going Overboard With Odor Control


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL – October 2013
Odor Control Tips For Smelly Kitchen Drains and Waste Receptacles


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL – September 2013
Create A Successful Social Media Campaign


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL – September 2013
Social Media Tips


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
CDC Says Hand Drying Is Essential


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Study: Mayo Clinic Compares Paper Towels, Other Hand Drying Methods


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Remove More Germs With Proper Paper Towel Use


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Mayo Experts Recommend Paper Towels


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Global Commerce Drives GHS Chemical Labeling


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
HazCom History: The “Right To Know” Act


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Learning The GHS Glossary



GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Help Employers Meet The GHS Training Deadline


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Increase Value With Multi-Task Floor Machines


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Equipment Training Matters


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Care Equipment Buyers Place Ease-of-use Over Price


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Finding Floor Machines Built To Last


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – August 2013
Tips To Purchasing Sustainable Vacuums


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – August 2013
Cost vs. Value Of Sustainable Vacuums


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Green Disinfectant Options


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Disinfecting Child Care Centers


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Embracing Sustainable Practices In Business



SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Seal The Deal With Cleaning Case Studies


WATCH OUT FOR WARNING SIGNS – August 2013
Training Workers On GHS Requirements


WATCH OUT FOR WARNING SIGNS – August 2013
GHS Chemical Label Specifics




UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Maintaining Commercial Floor Matting


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Indianapolis BSC Becomes Target Of SEIU Corporate Campaign


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Dave Bego Urges SEIU To 'Fish Or Cut Bait'


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
How To Spot Green Floor Maintenance Equipment



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Ride-on Floor Scrubbers Vs. Walk-behind Floor Scrubbers


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Green Floor Cleaning With Recycling Carpet Extractor Machines


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Maintenance Tips For Commercial Floor Cleaning Equipment




IN THE FIELD: SUSTAINABLE VACUUMS – June 2013
Shopping For Sustainable Vacuum Cleaners


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – June 2013
Sustainability Includes Availability of Replacement Vacuum Parts







GROWING YOUNGER? – June 2013
Tips For Retaining Young Professionals


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Challenges Of Infection Control Cleaning



GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Floor Care Equipment That Contributes To LEED Certification


2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
2013 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of the industry as it pertains to in-house custodial managers

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Understanding Proper Dilution of Preportioned Chemical Packs


2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
Trends In Green and Sustainability












HOSPITAL-GRADE CLEANING PAYS OFF IN ANY MARKET – April 2013
BSCs Expand Infection Control Services


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Green Guides Updated By FTC


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Differentiating One Green Label From Another


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Distributor Support Green Training


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Get To Know The Green Guides


STRIP AND RECOAT FLOORS LESS OFTEN – April 2013
BSC's Ramp Up Floor Maintenance Programs







THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With Vacuuming







WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
Looking Back at OSHA Workplace Safety Laws


WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
OSHA GHS Training Deadline is Dec. 1, 2013



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2013
Paper Towels Versus Hand Dryers


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
OSHA Floor Audits Require a 'Qualified Person'


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
Certified Distributors Can Provide Walkway Audits














– February 2013
Embracing Service Tracking Software Takes Time
Employees must be trained and comfortable with the technology

– February 2013
Practices That Ward Off C. Diff Infections
Identifying C. diff and cleaning practices that will keep infections at bay

– February 2013
How To Prevent C. Diff
Rethinking cleaning's role in preventing C. diff and other hospital-acquired infections






– February 2013
Get to Know the 2012 FTC Green Guides
FTC Green Guides were recently revised, here’s what you need to know

– February 2013
FTC Green Claims: Certifications and Seals of Approval
New FTC guidelines distinguish between third-party and self-certification

– February 2013
How To Comply With OSHA Regulations And Training
Develop effective training programs that comply with OSHA regulations

– February 2013
Promoting Safety In The Workplace
What managers need to know in terms of OSHA compliance and safety within the workplace

PREVENTING HAIS – February 2013
How To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Cleaning techniques and technologies that help reduce hospital-acquired infections



PREVENTING HAIS – February 2013
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
With reputations and reimbursement rates at stake, healthcare facilities are taking a closer look at how to best reduce hospital-acquired infections



















YOUR TWO CENTS – November 2012
What Assets Do You Look For In A Distributor?




– November 2012
Distributor Partnerships That Benefit Facility Executives
Distributor partnerships that are based on training, products and processes will go a long way to help departments



– November 2012
Department Of Energy Project Takes Sustainability To A New Level
Team Clean Inc.'s headquarters is part of a unique project, the EEB Hub


– November 2012
Sustainable Recycling At Philip Rosenau Co. Includes Cleaning Equipment
All totaled, the janitorial supply distributor has diverted 51 tons of material from landfills in the last two years

– November 2012
Kelsan's Energy Efficient Warehouse Cuts Energy Consumption In Half
The award-winning lighting reduces annual energy costs by $30,000

– November 2012
Warehouse Solar Panels At H.T. Berry Pays Dividends To The Environment And Company Bottom Line
Forward-thinking customers have pushed the janitorial supply distributor into innovative sustainable initiatives

– November 2012
Foley Distributing's Closed Loop Recycling Partnership Sets The Mark For Waste Management
The Power of Three closed loop recycling program is an award-winning partnership between Foley, Casella Waste Systems and SCA Tissue








– October 2012
Selling Low VOC Cleaning Products
When end users want green chemicals, distributors should suggest low VOC cleaning products




– September 2012
Going Green: Executive-Level Sustainability Jobs On The Rise
Sustainability leadership positions are the latest to join executive ranks at contract cleaning companies













– August 2012
Campus Sustainability Is A Strong Focus at Ohio State University
Custodial Services emphasize training in order to perfect the goals of campus sustainability


– August 2012
Implementing Change At Ohio State University
Updating products and technology has proved beneficial for Ohio State University facilities






FEATURE – June 2012
Hospital Curtains Pose Health Risks
Hospital curtains lead to more than privacy when not disinfected properly

– June 2012
Customer Complaints: Maintenance-Related Restroom Issues Affect BSCs
Communication and managing expectations is key to responding to non-cleaning customer complaints







COVER STORY – June 2012
2012 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of green/sustainability, management, budget, staffing and purchasing trends.


– April 2012
Pairing Day Cleaning With Team Cleaning Proves Effective
Illinois Central College facility executives are reaping the rewards of team cleaning during the day

– May 2012
Hand Dryer Features: Warm Air And HEPA Filters
Are extra features such as heating coils or HEPA filters necessary to dry hands?



– April 2012
Reduced Vacuuming Impacts IAQ
Cutting vacuuming frequencies will adversely affect the health of building occupants


– April 2012
Hilton Outlines Their Green And Sustainable Initiatives
The housekeeping department at Hilton Americas-Houston captures the essence of green and sustainability



– April 2012
Open Market For Disinfectant Wet Wipes
This convenient product is a fit for schools, healthcare facilities, retail and grocery stores, daycares and fitness centers


– March 2012
Hawaii's Team Clean Inc. Stays True To Island Values
Raising the standards of cleaning as a profession, one employee at a time

ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY – March 2012
Set Realistic Sustainability Goals
Goals can inspire sustainable initiatives, but unrealistic expectations can discourage efforts


– March 2012
Waste Audits Can Help Improve Recycling Efforts
Jan/san distributors can offer waste audits as a value-added service to reduce customers’ trash and increase recyclables

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – March 2012
Combatting Floor Drain And Restroom Odors
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors








ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY – February 2012
Creating A Sustainability Team
A successful sustainability team will include members from all company departments








– January 2012
Selling The Green Philosophy



– January 2012
Green Consultants
When selling green cleaning programs, distributors should help customers identify sustainable practices already in place and pinpoint areas for improvement











COVER STORY – November 2011
United Services of America: Two Men, One Vision
Paul Senecal and Michael Diamond use a unique, 50/50 business partnership to lead their companies to nationally recognized growth



MANUFACTURER FORUM – November 2011
Maintenance Tips For Autoscrubbers
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors



– November 2011
E-mail Marketing: Before Hitting Send
Important steps need to be taken by distributors prior to adding an e-mail component to their marketing efforts

– November 2011
Courting A Customer's Inbox
E-mail marketing encourages online ordering and builds stronger customer relationships



– October 2011
M&A Remains Robust
Examining the impact of the recession, the capital gains tax scare and other trends affecting mergers and acquisitions in the building services industry





MANUFACTURER FORUM – September 2011
Vacuums Role In Improving Indoor Air Quality
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors









SUSTAINABILITY – August 2011
Why Product Life Cycles Matter



– August 2011
Custodial Teams Are Atwitter Over Social Media
Networking and training are made easier through the use of social sites


– August 2011
Departments "Like" Social Media Benefits
Traditionally slow to adapt to change, many departments are experiencing significant communication benefits to social media sites






ASHKIN ON GREEN – June 2011
Why Green And Sustainable Are Not The Same


– June 2011
Clean Restrooms Without Touching Surfaces
Spray-and-vac and spray-and-squeegee cleaning machines promote automated, touch-free restroom cleaning






MANUFACTURER FORUM – June 2011
Why Sustainable Forestry Matters







ASHKIN ON GREEN – May 2011
Sustainability Is Simply Good Business




– April 2011
Cardinal's Kismet
How Jim DeGrado, president of Cardinal Building Maintenance, helped his company realize its green cleaning destiny


ONE-ON-ONE – April 2011
One-On-One: Shelley Riley, Maintenance Mart
Phoenix-based Maintenance Mart is a sustainable success story

UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2011
Paper Manufacturers Are On A Sustainable Roll
Paper manufacturers have taken towel and tissue products to a whole new level with sustainable forestry

FEATURES – April 2011
Clearing The Air
The role the custodial operation plays in bettering indoor air quality


INDOOR AIR QUALITY – April 2011
Curbing Asthma In Schools
Distributors can help janitors improve indoor air quality in schools, which will keep kids in the classroom




EDITOR'S NOTE – February 2011
Developing Good Systems Through Process Cleaning



SUSTAINABILITY – March 2011
Staffing For Sustainability
New staff positions reflect the growing importance of pursuing sustainable goals

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT – March 2011
Slimming Down In The Warehouse
By shrinking their aisle width and stocking product to the ceiling, distributors are able to better utilize their existing warehouse space



MARKET PROFILE: RETAIL – February 2011
Mr. Clean Maintenance Systems Specializes In Retail Accounts
Floor care is king for these accounts, and the prevalence of polished concrete flooring has kept BSCs on their toes

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2011
Floor Care After Winter
Winter wreaks havoc on floors. Simple maintenance and restoration at the onset of spring is critical in keeping floor care costs low

FEATURES – February 2011
Outlining Green Certifications
Updating the latest green certifications and what they mean to HS readers

FEATURES – February 2011
Defining Green and Sustainability
Sorting through the green and sustainable lexicon

COVER STORY – February 2011
2011 Buyer's Guide
Sanitary Maintenance's online Buyer's Guide features manufacturers, wholesalers, product and brand-name listings to make sourcing products and suppliers a breeze

COVER STORY – February 2011
Connecting the Dots to Process Cleaning
A step-by-step approach to creating cleaning efficiencies and best practices

COVER STORY – January 2011
Fixed Income
With the right pieces in place, equipment repair can be a great profit generator

COVER STORY – November 2010
Hard Sell: Sales Training
Now is not the time to stop investing in your sales staff

COVER STORY – November 2010
Sustainability For All Seasons
Environmental stewardship at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

SPECIAL SECTION – October 2010
2010 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Guide


ASHKIN ON GREEN – October 2010
See Green At ISSA/INTERCLEAN


UP CLOSE: RESTROOM CARE – October 2010
Waterless Urinals: An Attractive Upgrade For Green Facilities
To fully achieve the benefits of waterless urinals, they must be properly installed and maintained

YOUR TWO CENTS – September 2010
What Was Your Company's Biggest Mistake?


COVER STORY – October 2010
The Sustainable School
The University of Alberta Focuses on the "Triple Bottom Line" — People, Planet and Profits

ASHKIN ON GREEN – September 2010
Social Equity As The Next Step Of The Green Movement


FROM THE EDITOR – September 2010
Don't Let Customers Pass You By


COVER STORY – September 2010
Green Credentials
WAXIE and NICHOLS earn LEED certification — and enhance green credibility with customers

COVER STORY – August 2010
Greening America's Pastime
Marsden Bldg Maintenance: Leading the league in environmentally friendly cleaning at Target Field

FEATURES – August 2010
Restroom Training: From Products To Processes
Emphasizing the importance of training when focusing on restroom cleanliness


FEATURES – August 2010
Safety: Preparing For the Worst
Manager tout training and safety techniques as the key to emergency preparedness

COVER STORY – August 2010
A Sustainable Approach To Green
Addressing Today's Cleaning Needs — Without Compromising Future Resources

COVER STORY – June 2010
Embracing Sustainability
BSCs are saving money and increasing revenue as they go beyond 'green'

FREETIME – June 2010
Furniture That's Better Than New


WHOLESALERS – June 2010
Wholesalers: Multiple Markets, One Partner
Many distributors are thinking diversification after the recession. Partnering with a wholesaler can help ease the transition

ASHKINONGREEN – February 2010
Sustainability: How To Grow Beyond 'Green'


FEATURES – February 2010
Restroom: Superbugs In A Hospital Near You
As superbugs pose increasing risk to patients, hospital restroom cleaning operations must exercise some due diligence in chemical selection and training

FEATURES – February 2010
Day Cleaning: Casting Light On Cleaning Operations
The script for developing a successful day cleaning program

COVER STORY – February 2010
Walmart: Save Money, Build Better
Walmart sets new precedent for facility green standards

FROM THE EDITOR – January 2010
The Next Trend Of The Decade


COVER STORY – November 2009
Gauging Efficiency
Workloading — the science of doing more with less — requires management buy-in and staff commitment

COVER STORY – September 2009
Green Training: Extra Credit
State-Mandated Green Standards Send Cleaning Crews Back To School

UP CLOSE: HAND DRYERS – September 2009
Throwing In The (Paper) Towel
Today's high-speed hand dryers are helping end users save on operational costs while also promoting sustainable restrooms

GREEN NEWS – September 2009
Hawaii Requires Green Cleaning In Schools


BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT – August 2009
ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2009: Spotlight On Green, Networking




UP CLOSE: AUTOMATIC SCRUBBERS – May 2009
Safety First
Tips for teaching proper operator use and maintenance of automatic scrubbers

ASSOCIATION UPDATES – April 2009
ISSA And BSCAI Co-locate Trade Shows


EDITORIAL – April 2009
Customer Cuts: Making Up The Difference


ASHKIN ON GREEN – April 2009
Promote Yourself On Earth Day



EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – February 2009
Jamie Gutierrez: Midwest Maintenance
Educating and promoting employees key to company's business plan

OPERATIONSLOG: GREEN CLEANING – January 2009
Sustainability Adds Edge To Green Products


ASSOCIATION NEWS – December 2008
ISSA Announces Partnerships With BSCAI, CSSA


FEATURE – November 2008
Attracting New Employees
Best practices when it comes to recruiting, hiring and retaining a quality workforce

BUSINESSCENTER – October 2008
Creating Custom Training Videos
Custom training videos cover the exact techniques janitors use under the exact building conditions

CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – October 2008
Succession: Choose Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Succession planning should no longer begin the moment an employee leaves the company

FREETIME – September 2008
Putting Out Fires…Literally


IN THE NEWS – September 2008
Picking The Best Presidential Candidate


SPECIALREPORT – September 2008
Election 2008: McCain or Obama?
Which candidate is the right choice for the cleaning industry?



EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – August 2008
Executive Interview: Don Zerivitz
Reaping the rewards of financial transparency

MARKET BY MARKET: RETAIL – August 2008
Green: One Step Ahead Of Uncle Sam
Retailers embrace green initiatives, despite the lack of regulations

COVER STORY – August 2008
Gone Green
Distributors are 'talking the talk' when it comes to selling green products, but are they really 'walking the walk?'

FEATURE – August 2008
Bilingual Training: ¿Habla Español?
It may be controversial, but Spanish-language training can be a profitable business decision

FROM THE EDITOR – August 2008
Sustainable Success




COVER STORY – June 2008
The New Face-to-Face
The traditional sales call is in decline. From e-mail to Web conferencing, distributors are exploring alternative ways to connect with customers


CUSTOMER SERVICE – May 2008
Customer Complaints: Fixing Partnerships, Improving Quality
Continued success depends on how well BSCs can handle their clients’ problems

MARKET PULSE – May 2008
Chemical Proportioners And Training Go Hand In Hand
Maximize the benefits of portioning systems by ensuring end-user buy-in


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION – April 2008
CEOs on Sustainability
Industry suppliers share their views on green products and processes

CUSTOMER SERVICE – April 2008
Problem Customers: How To Deal And When To Cut Ties
With patience, humility and foresight, nuisance customers can emerge as loyal clients


FEATURE – April 2008
Reaping The Benefits
Launching a day-cleaning operation requires some due diligence, but the payoff can be big

FEATURE – April 2008
Greening Your Cleaning
Environmentally friendly products and practices offer a breath of fresh air for housekeeping managers



2008 BSCAI – March 2008
BSCAI 2008 At A Glance
This year’s show comes to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., in April

TECH CENTRAL – March 2008
Training Sales Reps On Mobile Devices


FREETIME – March 2008
Helping Out Ohio Mothers




MARKET PULSE – February 2008
Floor Care: Cleaning Stone And Porcelain Tile
As more facilities switch to stone and porcelain flooring in their entryways and lobbies, proper chemical selection and daily maintenance will be critical

COVER STORY – February 2008
Knocking Down Barriers
Language doesn't have to be a management obstacle. How to communicate effectively with a bilingual workforce


FEATURE – February 2008
Green Labeling
Third-party organizations are expanding certification programs to help in-house cleaning managers achieve sustainable goals


FREETIME – January 2008
The Yoga Master


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Touch-free Restroom Maintenance


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Green Cleaning In Educational Facilities


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
The Basics Of Daily Floor Care


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Maintaining Floor-care Machines


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Understanding Vacuum Maintenance


FEATURE – December 2007
2008 Customer Forecast
In-house service providers and building service contractors' challenges and expectations for the new year

SAFETY – November 2007
Improving Worker Safety
Efforts by BSCs to train and communicate with employees about worker safety can yield significant improvements

EDITOR'S NOTE – November 2007
Do You Have The Right People In Place?




COVER STORY – October 2007
Business Without The Boomers
Handing off knowledge from one generation to the next


CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – October 2007
Using Failure To Breed Success
Analysis of failure is like an autopsy. It helps identify the root cause and how it could have been prevented



CLEANING OPERATIONS: CLEANERS & DISINFECTANTS – September 2007
Shopping for Cleaners and Disinfectants
Tips on how to make the right choices

MARKET BY MARKET: RETAIL – September 2007
Focusing on Sustainability Issues
Large retailers throughout the United States are answering consumer demands for greener initiatives


COVER STORY – August 2007
The Merits of Safety
Do you want better worker morale, lower absenteeism and improved productivity? It all starts with safety.

FEATURE – August 2007
Cleaning for Health
Preventing cross-contamination starts with the right products and proper training

CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – August 2007
Who Is Generation Y?
Outnumbering baby boomers by 1.3 million, Gen Y will have a social impact on the business world

OPERATIONSLOG: INDOOR AIR QUALITY – August 2007
Improving IAQ Takes Education And Investment
Think of a building as an ecosystem that is impacted by many different components


COVER STORY – July 2007
In Their Own Words
Front-line workers speak their minds on industry topics of interest

WASTE MANAGEMENT – July 2007
A Liquid Lesson
How BSCs servicing airports responded to and aided with enforcement of the liquids ban


– 5/18/2007
Practice Makes Perfect






OPERATIONSLOG: VACUUMS – May 2007
Proper Maintenance Tips To Extend Your Vacuum’s Life
People think they can use vacuums to pick up anything on the floor, from cigar butts to sugar packs — but they’re not designed for that




EDITOR’S NOTE – April 2007
Two Certainties In Life: Budgets And Spam Mail


MARKET PULSE: CARPET CARE – April 2007
Vacuum Cleaners' Role In Cleaning For Health
Choosing the right vacuum cleaner can help rid a facility of indoor air pollutants. Distributors provide insight on everyday maintenance methods that will improve vacuum performance






CLEANING OPERATIONS: RESTROOM CARE – February 2007
Restroom: Not a 'One-Size-Fits-All' Proposition
Training, budget and the environment determine the best approach to restroom cleaning







GREENGUIDE – November 2006
Green-Dusting Methods Mean Better IAQ
Removing contaminants at entryways cuts subsequent dusting and vacuuming in half



CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – October 2006
Want Good Employees? Stop Hiring ‘Bodies’
Resist the urge to fill vacancies with the first applicant. Focus on finding the right fit for the company






BUSINESSCENTER – September 2006
A Five-Step Approach To Effective Training


OPERATIONSLOG: MATTING – September 2006
Prevent Dirt By Building Better Matting Systems
Most people do not wipe their feet, so mats need to be extra long to enable enough walk surface to remove maximum soil



RESTROOM MAINTENANCE – July 2006
Restroom Maintenance's Total Package
A comprehensive approach to restroom cleaning yields the best results: less smell, more sparkle


CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – April 2006
Properly Maintaining Floor Care Machines
Extending the life of floor care machines through preventative maintenance tasks

CLEANING OPERATIONS - FLOOR CARE – February 2006
Anatomy of a Thorough Hard Floor Care Program
From cleaning routine “do’s and don’ts” to using the right equipment and chemicals

MARKET PULSE: WASHROOM CARE – January 2006
Touch-Free Washroom Maintenance
Even the most self-sufficient of restrooms — those with touchless fixtures — need TLC. How to help customers get the most out of their investment

TRAINING – November 2005
A degree in clean
Higher education meets the cleaning profession; a preview of Illinois Central College’s associate degree program

EDITORS NOTE – November 2005
NOVEMEBER 2005


COVER STORY – September 2005
Higher Education: A Degree in Clean
Higher education meets the cleaning profession: A preview of Illinios Central College's associate degree program


INDUSTRY BUZZ: BENCHMARKS – September 2005
IFMA: Green Building Practices Growing


COVER STORY – September 2005
Risky Business
The fifth-most-injured workers in the U.S.? Professional cleaners. How to avoid becoming a statistic

COVER STORY – August 2005
Working With Age
What you can do to help ensure your over-65 staff works productively and safely

BSCAI 2005 SHOW PREVIEW – March 2005
BSCAI cleaning convention: Take Charge In Orlando
Also: a sneak peek of show and city highlights, seminar schedule and exhibitor list


COVER STORY – February 2005
Promoted from within
How organizations meet the challenge of transitioning workers into supervisors

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – February 2005
A Guide to Cleaning Speciality Surfaces
Experts provide tips on preventative and long-term care

BUSINESS BUILDER – February 2005
The Power Of Training And Recognition


EVERY ISSUE – February 2005
News Briefs: BSCAI Joins OSHA Alliance



CLEANING OPERATIONS: VACUUMS – September 2004
Draw More Dirt from Vacuums
Machines that meet performance criteria and fit your facility needs will achieve the best results — if they are maintained properly


CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – July 2004
Drive Equipment Safety with Precautionary Steps
Ongoing training and mentoring programs for automated floor-care equipment

INDUSTRY BUZZ: BENCHMARKS – March 2004
Schools Classify Chemicals
School district’s training supervisor develops icon system for managing and mixing chemicals safely

FACILITY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE – March 2004
Taking the Lead of the Followers
An organization’s best followers are the leaders of the future


BSCAI 2004 SHOW PREVIEW – February 2004
Clean Up In Las Vegas


BUSINESS BUILDER – February 2004
"I Don't Understand Why It's So Difficult"


EVERY ISSUE – February 2004
News Briefs