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Facilities in all sectors are tackling COVID-19 and other infectious agents by demonstrating capability and compliance with 20 key program elements of this Global Biorisk Advisory Council program.


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Facilities in all sectors are tackling COVID-19 and other infectious agents by demonstrating capability and compliance with 20 key program elements of this Global Biorisk Advisory Council program.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Cleaning articles below.


Kansas City Chiefs’ Stadium Earns GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

Facilities in all sectors are tackling COVID-19 and other infectious agents by demonstrating capability and compliance with 20 key program elements of this Global Biorisk Advisory Council program.

Schools, Universities Urged To Use EPA-Approved Products, Disinfectants

Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.

Garland Provides D7 Disinfectant For Missouri School Reopening

Garland’s subscription plan provides monthly deliveries of D7 materials, ensuring customers will never be without critical disinfection products and allowing for the frequent use of D7.

Massachusetts Coalition To Safely Reopen Schools Cites Concerns

Due to lack of appropriate planning, funding, testing, PPE, environmental safeguards, and staff education, coalition calls for phased approach, with no in-person learning at this time.

Hygiene360 Tackles Spread of Germs

Hygiene360 is a suite of full-service solutions that tackle the spread of germs on surfaces, person-to-person, and in the air.

Intelligent UVC Disinfection Products From Safe Space Technologies

Safe Space Technologies uses UVC disinfection and a GPS-enabled robotic device to provide effective solutions for safer environments in less time.

Five Tips For Hygienic Restrooms

Public spaces are scrutinized more than ever for cleanliness, and commercial restrooms are a big focus.

Hand Dryers For Restroom Hygiene

Excel Dryer provides a touchless hand drying solution to help prevent potential cross-contamination between restroom surfaces and wet hands.

Assessing Slip And Fall Risks In Facilities

Take the time to walk through your facility and find out where the potential for slips and falls may have increased as a result of COVID-19.

Welcome Back: The New Hotel Stay

Returning joy to the hotel guest experience can be achieved with a variety of design elements.

The New Normal For Hospitality

Hospitality facilities are busy incorporating COVID-19 protocols to welcome back guests with safety and comfort.

Eight Questions To Ask Before You Choose A Disinfection Provider

Outsourcing is a strategic win during COVID-19 (but only if you choose a reputable provider).

Lighting Industry Leaders Team Up To Offer UVC Light Safety Guidance

American Lighting Association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and UL bring ultraviolet-C light application risks to the forefront with new position paper.

Larson Electronics Far-UV Sanitation Portal

The IND-DWG-FUVC-5X-R1-MS-120V-25C Far-UV Sanitation Portal can disinfect 99% of viruses, bacteria, mold, and spores at entry/exit points and in high traffic areas.

Reopening Fitness & Recreation Centers

Safety policies and protocols for reopening public spaces such as fitness and recreation centers will need to be implemented to keep these environments safe for all staff and facility users.

Retain Corporate Tenants With Cleaning They Can See

When the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping the world, clean office spaces were already important to employees. But now, workers are even more likely to expect and value clean workplaces.

JLL Announces Two Programs For Safer, Healthier Workplaces

As people return to workplaces, the real estate services firm is working with LabCorp and SGS for employee wellness screenings and measuring cleaning.

New Facilities Achieve Gold Standard Of Cleanliness

GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations.

Measuring Cleaning In A Pandemic, And Beyond

One way to identify cleaning performance is through measurement, and a commonly used tool is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Testing.

Reopening Drives Need For Safe Sanitizer, Disinfectant Refilling Solutions

As demand for disinfectant and hand sanitizer surges, properly engineered refilling stations with pumps capable of safely transferring flammable materials should be utilized.

CertainTeed Launches Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall

Designed for the rigors of everyday maintenance, Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall is the only acoustic wall panel that satisfies FGI guidelines for use in restricted areas in healthcare spaces.

Five Changes On The Horizon For Parking Facilities

Look beyond the short-term impact of COVID-19 on parking management.

Tips For Touch-Free Plumbing Retrofits

Touch-free plumbing fixtures provide a more sanitary option for facilities of any size and provide a quality option to improve public health

Aerosol Disinfection In A Pandemic World

COVID-19 has emphasized the need for health-based cleaning, particularly for high contact touch points.

Healthcare Facilities Design After COVID-19

Healthcare facilities designers have a leading role in creating safer spaces in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are five areas of focus to address when rethinking facility layout.

BuildingReports Adds Feature To SafetyScan® For Disinfection Reporting

To assist facilities in upholding strict safety measures, the company's ScanSeries® suite now features the capability to track disinfection actions, PPE levels, and more.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

Planned Companies Introduces COVID-19 Disinfecting Service Program

Materials include commercial and residential reopening and rapid response guidelines, and a disinfecting procedure booklet.

New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.

Alabama Automakers Adopt COVID-19 Safety Measures

In Alabama, automakers have been ramping up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings

As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first.

USGBC Emergency Pilot Credit Addresses Green Cleaning And COVID-19

USGBC has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system to support facilities as they work to respond to COVID-19 through sustainable, healthy practices.

Perdue Farms Shares CDC Report Following Virginia Facility Tours

Perdue Farms recently gave the CDC a tour of its Accomac, VA poultry processing facility to share the safety measures the company implemented to protect its workers from COVID-19.

GP PRO Introduces KOLO Hygiene For Smart Restrooms

This new feature of its KOLO™ Smart Monitoring System is designed to help facilities manage heightened cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting practices.

Cleaning Industry Research Institute Issues Guidance For COVID-19 Decontamination

The technical document outlines best practices for COVID-19 decontamination, including cleaning, disinfection, worker safety, and post cleaning measurement.

Five Restroom Upgrades To Improve Hand Washing, Minimize Germs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are several considerations for keeping restrooms clean, maintained, well-equipped and prepared for a healthy hand washing experience.

COVID-19: How To Disinfect Your Buildings According To CDC and EPA Guidelines

Cleaning procedures can reassure occupants that your spaces have been properly disinfected to eliminate COVID-19 and other contagions. Here’s the easiest way to standardize your organization’s cleaning processes and enable a safer return for everyone in your facilities.

Establishing A Sustainable Carpet Care Program

Establishing a sustainable carpet care program can reassure building occupants that facility managers are working toward a sustainable present and future.

U.S. Employers Making Plans To Get Workers Back To Work Safely

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions survey of more than 200 employers found 88% have a COVID-19 return-to-work task force in place.

Hilton Defines New Standard Of Hotel Cleanliness

Working with RB/Lysol and Mayo Clinic, starting next month Hilton will elevate hygiene practices from check-in to check-out.

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