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Footwear Cleaning, Sanitization Necessary for Food Processors
NEVADA CITY, CA -- Cross-contamination from footwear can come from inside or outside a processing plant, making it necessary for food processors to implement a footwear program in their facilities. To help, Best Sanitizers, Inc., a provider of soaps, sanitizers, cleaners and dispensers, has developed a complete footwear cleaning and sanitation program to help improve food safety measures. Read More...

Smart Cities Webinar to Discuss USGBC’s LEED for Cities
WASHINGTON – ANSI’s Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities will feature a presentation on the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities program in its monthly webinar Dec. 21, led by Vatsal Bhatt, Ph.D., USGBC’s director of cities and neighborhood developments. Read More...

Workrite Uniform Sets Five Trends for FR in 2017
OXNARD, CA -- When it comes to protective clothing, each new year brings a variety of innovations and improvements. Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) workwear manufacturer, predicts the following Top 5 trends it says will guide the FR clothing industry in 2017. Read More...

Hill Int’l to Provide FM Services for Abu Dhabi Oil Company
PHILADELPHIA -- Hill International, a construction risk manager, has received a contract from the General Services Unit of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to provide facilities management services for the entire portfolio of ADNOC facilities for a three-year period worth an estimated $15.5 million to Hill. Read More...

Workers Want Sick Colleagues to Stay at Home
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Trying to avoid cold and flu in the workplace has reached desperate levels, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they would give up a vacation day to a sick worker to ensure they don’t come to work sick, according to the seventh annual cold and flu season survey from Staples. Read More...

Green Seal Plans Changes to Cleaning Product Standards
WASHINGTON -- Green Seal, a third-party environmental certification organization, is inviting comment on proposed revisions to nine cleaning product standards. Read More...

With IMCO, RedDot Brings Custom Dispensers to Healthcare
REEDSBURG, WI -- RedDot Brands, a manufacturer of custom, roll-towel and toilet tissue dispensers, and paper products, has signed a marketing, sales, and distribution agreement with Independent Medical Co-Op, Inc. (IMCO), an association of independent medical distributors. Read More...

ARCSI’s Inaugural Award goes to Maid Bright
STERLING, VA -- Maid Bright has been named the recipient of the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International’s (ARCSI) 2016 Teresa Ward Community Service Award. Read More...

Schneider PreFabs Data Centers at New Facility
ANDOVER, MA -- Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, has developed new prefabricated data center solutions and capabilities that enhance its ability to drive the benefits of the IoT in a more connected world. Read More...

IBM Joins EnOcean Alliance for Self-Powered, Building-Sensor Solutions
SAN RAMON, CA -- The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of more than 400 companies that standardize and develop intelligent building solutions, has expanded its program in building automation and the Internet of Things with IBM joining as a Promoter Member. Read More...

Industry News
Proper Wear & Removal
Keep Infectious Pathogens Away from Protective Eye Gear
BY DENNIS KNAPP

As tragic as the 2014 Ebola crisis was, many infectious disease and care specialists now report that we learned quite a bit caring for its victims. One very important issue that came to light is that when workers are wearing protective gear, such as goggles, face shields, gloves, and gowns, they must be very careful about how they remove these items.

What was demonstrated in West Africa, according to a senior epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins Health System, is that workers are at risk “if the removal of protective clothing that is contaminated with infectious bodily fluids is not done in a proper manner that prevents exposure.”

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