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DPA Buying Group welcomes new JanSan Distributors & Suppliers
DPA

The DPA Buying Group is pleased to welcome sixteen new distributor members to its janitorial products division. Click the arrow to read more!

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CaGBC launches zero carbon building standard
REMI NETWORK

In an effort to help meet Canada’s climate change commitments, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.

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ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value
ISSA

ISSA, organizers of the CleantexPulire exhibition, and e-squared publications (E2) have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance the established African cleaning and hygiene CleantexPulire exhibition, elevating it to the next level, as well as to expand the association’s local member benefits.

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International Executive Housekeepers Association votes to merge with ISSA
REMI NETWORK

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) has voted to merge with ISSA, a leading trade association for the global cleaning industry. An agreement to merge was previously supported among IEHA’s board of directors because they felt it was the best way to sustain the association for the long term.

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Top 10 germiest places
DEB

We all know by now that proper hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of bacteria; in fact 80% of germs are spread by hands alone! We do our very best to properly wash our hands after using the restroom, before and after we eat and multiple times in between. We also assume that others are doing the same thing.

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Hidden costs of custodial injuries
REMI NETWORK

Cleaning is considered a hazardous job in many parts of the world. Typically, the types of work-related injuries that cleaning workers experience fall into one of two key categories. The first is exposure to harmful contaminants, including blood-borne contaminants, either through direct touch or inhalation.

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How a refugee camp recycling project improves livelihoods
RELIEF WEB

In Nahr El Bared camp, a community-based recycling project is better for the environment and for scavengers like Ayman. Ayman’s typical day starts at 6 A.M. With his wagon in hand, he heads to the waste dumping sites of Nahr El Bared Palestinian refugee camp to search for recyclables.

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Paper or plastic? Canadian scientist at centre of grocery debate
GLOBE AND MAIL

In this case, the issue is not bags but boxes – specifically, the boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph professor, released a study late last month that raises concerns about the hygiene of boxes made out of plastic.

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Social media tips for cleaning companies
REMI NETWORK

Many cleaning companies remain skeptical of marketing their business on social media; others may have started to navigate platforms like Twitter, but question its so-called value — keeping the Twitter egg avatar in place of a professional photo or logo. In a highly competitive industry, networking on social media is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with clients, while engaging prospective customers.

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Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs during handwashing
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY

We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick; however, a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot.

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Twitter and building an audience
EUROPEAN CLEANING JOURNAL

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she offers tips on making the most of using Twitter.

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