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You Should Start Preparing for the Next Pandemic Now

Throughout the pandemic, our news feeds were inundated with headlines and articles telling tales of cleaning workers were on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom were ill-equipped for the task. Custodians were “nervous as hell,” said one headline.  “No Bleach, Dirty Rags: How Some Janitors Are Asked to Keep You Virus-Free” told […]

What Makes a School Dirty?

Should we care about dirty schools? Well, the short answer is yes, but probably not for the reasons you think. While visible dirt may keep students and staff from feeling positive about their environment (known as topophilia), a growing body of evidence has found that dirty schools may pose larger challenges— resulting in things like […]

Want to Work for an (OS1) Team?

Why work for any custodial operation when you can work for an (OS1) team? Recently, we’ve heard stories of custodial workers moving across the country just so they can work for an (OS1) facility. Why? Because it gives them the assurance that the program values their work, has the systems in place to ensure a […]

Our Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts of 2020

2020: A year that will go down in the history books. That couldn’t be more true for custodial professionals who suddenly were thrust onto the public stage as a pandemic took hold throughout the world. The same goes for most of us in the cleaning industry—while manufacturers battled unprecedented demands on the supply chain, others […]

New Workbook Provides a Blueprint for the Proper Handling of Cleaning Chemicals in the Workplace

With easy-to-follow instructions and engaging visuals, the resource guide is designed for anyone who responsible for cleaning or its management SALT LAKE CITY—Oct. 21, 2020—In an effort to reduce worker injuries resulting from improper chemical handling, ManageMen, a business management consulting firm for the professional cleaning industry, has partnered with WCF Insurance and WAXIE Sanitary […]