Articles | Cleaning for Health


Two Weapons to Conquer Cold & Flu this Season: Hand Hygiene and Facility Cleaning New!
Julia Messinger | January 24, 2023

Hand hygiene combined with thorough facility cleaning can significantly reduce the spread of infectious disease.

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Avoid the Blindside New!
John M. Poole | January 18, 2023

ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) helps you establish a balanced, structured business model.

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Randy Burke | November 16, 2022

No one wants to hear the phrase, “We’re being audited.” It ranks up there with “I’ve booked your root canal appointment.” We’re...read more


Job Training vs. Workforce Development
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | November 14, 2022

The “skills gap” in the cleaning industry is serious. Cleaning professionals use tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and products with active ingredients....read more


RSV Cleaning and Prevention
Stefan Wagener | October 28, 2022

There’s another virus that can causes a lot of problems, especially in very young kids. It’s called respiratory syncytial virus but no...read more


Healthy Buildings: Helping Drive Better Outcomes for Business & Public Health
Shannon Forsythe | October 26, 2022

Of the many lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, one is unquestionably our heightened attention to the health and safety of public...read more


Protect Your Team with a PPE Program
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | September 29, 2022

Hazards exist everywhere we work, and protecting workers is essential. Injuries are preventable. Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used by all...read more


The Law of Gravity
Mike Sawchuk | September 21, 2022

The law of gravity tells us what is airborne must fall—which turns flooring and all other horizontal surfaces into pathogen landing pads....read more


Antimicrobial Technologies
Eric Blaeser | August 10, 2022

Hospitals are busy, bustling environments, especially emergency departments that see hundreds of visitors around the clock every day of the year. If...read more


Killing Germs…
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | August 3, 2022

Microbiological (germs) and epidemiological evidence (disease detectives) show that contaminated surfaces can contribute to the transmission of infectious disease-causing germs and allergens...read more