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Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in the classroom has been shown to have a dramatic effect on student health and performance, resulting in higher attendance numbers, better test scores, and improved long-term outcomes.

Indoor Air Quality in the Classroom
Indoor air pollution is an under-researched challenge that likely poses significant long and short-term health risks to our nation's children.

International Infection Prevention Week 2019

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place on October 13-19, 2019, and, due to the dramatic rise in measles cases, this year’s theme is Vaccines Are Everybody’s Business.

Infection Prevention is Everyone's Business
Infection prevention and control is everyone's responsibility--from individuals in the community to doctors and nurses in medical facilities.

Global Handwashing Day 2019

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated October 15th of every year, is the perfect time to promote hand hygiene practices for students and workers to stay safe and healthy all year long.

Promoting Global Handwashing Day 2019
The first Global Handwashing Day (GHD), originally founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP), began October 2008 in Stockholm, Sweeden and included more than 120 million children from more than 70 different countries.

World Unprepared for Global Pandemic

According to recent reports release by the World Health Organization (WHO), the world is at increased and growing risk for a global pandemic on par with the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak.

What Does a Global Pandemic Look Like?
The 1918 influenza (H1N1) pandemic, commonly referred to as the Spanish Flu, lasted from approximately January 1918 to December 1920.

Due to inadequate data and suppressed reporting, the full scale of the pandemic will likely never be known.

Touchless Technologies

As recurrence of flu epidemics and the concern of global pandemics increases around the world, businesses are responding with new technological innovations that take a new approach to infection prevention, including touchless technologies.

Touch and the Spread of Infectious Disease
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 80% of commonly acquired illness is transmitted as a result of direct contact with a contaminated person or surface, leading to rising concerns regarding the cleanliness of facilities where we work, learn, and eat.

Cleanliness Motivates Workers

Workplace cleanliness and hygiene, the quality of cleaning products, and the absence of environmental pollutants and illness-causing germs are top priorities for today's workforce.

A Clean Office Leads to Happier Workers
You've likely come across the statistic that humans spend approximately ninety percent of their time indoors.

Video Game Arcade Cleaning

Video game arcades are popular getaway spots for families all year long, but due to the ever-present issue of high-contact surfaces and cross-contamination, cleaning and disinfection is an ongoing challenge.

Cleaning Challenges in Video Game Arcades
Video game arcades serve as a popular attraction point at theme parks in the warmer seasons and typically function as the sole attraction during the winter when outdoor rides are closed down.

A New Year A New Flu Season

It seems like last year's flu season just ended, but with a new flu season upon us, it is time for schools and businesses to address gaps in their infection prevention and control measures to combat the human and financial cost of influenza.

Preparing Your Facility for the 2019-2020 Flu Season
As bad as the 2018-2019 flu season was, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked it as moderate and less severe than the previous year.

Veterinarian Office Cleaning Checklist

Veterinarian offices are complex facilities that require a multi-faceted approach to cleaning to ensure the health of all occupants and patients, as well as the hygiene of the facility.

Cleaning Checklist for Veterinarian Offices and Hospitals
Veterinarian facilities have several spaces that are routinely trafficked by pets, owners, and staff that must be sanitized in a manner conducive to a healthy and productive environment, not unlike a doctor or surgical office, including:

Waiting rooms.