10 ways distributors can promote worker safety

AFFLINK, a leading sales and marketing organization, with more than 300 members throughout the U.S., offers the following "Ten Ways Administrators can Promote Worker Safety" at distribution locations.

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace.Effective January 1, 2018, Oregon amended its labor contracting law to require those organizations that employ workers for the purpose of providing janitorial or cleaning services to other parties (i.e., building service contractors, residential cleaning service providers) to: Be licensed as a Property Services Contractor by [...]

Reclassifying hospital floors as “critical” areas when it comes to cleaning

"Floors do harbor dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting" Hamilton, OH - For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting. However, [...]

By |2018-08-12T14:48:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|Cleaning Science, Hotel/Housekeeping, Safety and Health|

Four things to look for when selecting a high-performance floor pad

Selecting a quality, high-performance pad can make your floorcare job easier, faster, far less labor intensive, and more profitable Toledo, OH - You always need the right tools for the cleaning job at hand, and one tool that is often overlooked in floorcare - as to its importance - is the floor pad. Many people [...]

Checklist for success

5 ways to gauge how effectively you’re managing your cleaning business There are literally thousands of successful janitorial companies.  But not everyone has a successful business. Many people struggle on a day-to-day basis, and there are business owners who think their business is doing great but don’t realize they are treading water at best. [...]

ProTeam introduces new ProBlade floor tools and wand

Available for both carpet and hard surfaces, the ProBlade floor tool distributes suction evenly across its width for more efficient debris pickup. (ST. LOUIS, MO.) ProTeam® introduces a new backpack vacuum accessory kit - the ProBlade™ floor tools and straight telescoping wand. Intuitive and easy to use, the new kit simplifies setup and training [...]

Don't forget the floor pads

3 things to look for when selecting pads for floorcareAs more housekeeping professionals venture into commercial cleaning, one of the tasks they will likely need to perform is floorcare.  When selecting floorcare equipment, cleaning professionals typically put their greatest emphasis on the machines, tools, and procedures used to perform the floor care tasks, such as [...]

By |2017-01-21T00:05:46+00:00January 21st, 2017|Hotel/Housekeeping, Office Cleaning|

Hotel cleaners receive $1.9M payout

Aussie company hit with massive payout judgement The United States is not the only place dealing with controversy about the status of employees vs independent contractors. Oaks Hotels and Resorts, an Australian hotel chain has been ordered to pay almost $2Million to 1500 cleaners, after improperly classifying them as independent contractors. Source: skynews.com

By |2016-11-29T20:33:50+00:00November 29th, 2016|Hotel/Housekeeping, News, Staff Management|

Thank Your Cleaner Day!

Express your gratitude to workplace cleaners with these materials. Thank Your Cleaner Day is today, Wednesday, Oct. 19. Sick and injured employees cost businesses billions of dollars a year, and dedicated professional cleaners play a key role in combatting the spread of germs and these illnesses. This is why Kärcher, the Building Services Contractors Association [...]

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