In Focus

Elliott’s In Focus features means and methods to improve specific performance related deficiencies that have been observed and noted in our inspections, or are recurring deficiencies over time. While not submitted as the definitive ‘solutions’ for specific problems, In Focus provides a library of potentially useful strategies for addressing performance shortfalls.

EPA Safer Choice Program and the Cleaning Industry: The Next Big Move

In this 17-minute ISSA video, EPA representatives Jennie Romer (Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention) and David Widawsky (Division Director, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) discuss "the U.S. EPA's Safer Choice program and what it means to the cleaning industry."

Pro Tips on How to Care for and Maintain Hard Floors in Commercial Buildings

In this 13-minute ISSA video, Spartan Chemical representative Andrew Wolfe discusses "hard floor care best practices."

Q&A on UV Disinfection Technology

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to use UV disinfection units

Increase Your Knowledge, Improve Your Cleaning

"How to use your cleaning products to their fullest extent": Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the distinction between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting (and when and how to do them)

Odor Mitigation Strategies

This Cleanfax article discusses specific approaches for odor removal in the context of facility cleaning

Protecting Your Workers From Cold Stress

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to keep outdoor workers safe at low temperatures

Reducing Your Use of Rock Salt

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the negative aspects of relying on sodium chloride (NaCl) for deicing and possible approaches for reducing its usage

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Environments Safe and Clean

CleanLink article series on avoiding cross-contamination as a possible side effect of the cleaning process

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Your Facility

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the usage of heating fuels

3 Strategies for Water-Efficient Restrooms

FacilitiesNet report on how commercial facilities can reduce water usage in their restrooms (and the possible financial implications of doing so)

Sustainable Guidelines for Snow and Ice Management

FacilitiesNet article series on "sustainable winter management"

Get Ready for Back-to-School with a Facilities Management Score Card

In this guest article on FacilitiesNet, UG2 representative Matthew Randall discusses the strategies that colleges and universities can take to prepare their facilities for the Fall 2022 semester.
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