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New 3M Pad Simplifies Floor Maintenance by Reducing Steps
ST. PAUL, MN -- Floor care is one of the most time-consuming and costly cleaning tasks for facility managers, but it doesn’t have to be. For an effective option to expensive floor maintenance, 3M has introduced a two-sided, low-speed scrubber pad for daily cleaning and dustless polishing. Read More...

Bundy to Head Client Services for LCS
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- LCS Facility Group, a provider of commercial facilities solutions in the Hudson Valley, has named Brian Bundy Client Service Manager for its maintenance and janitorial business. Read More...

Women who Clean Face Decreased Lung Function
BERGEN, Norway -- Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home may experience a substantial decline in lung function over time than those who do not clean, according to research into the long-term effects of day-to-day exposure to cleaning chemicals. Read More...

Concrete Floor Slab Standard Update OKs Test at 24 Hours
ROGUE RIVER, OR -- ASTM International, an international standards organization, has revised ASTM F2170, reducing from 72 hours to 24 the mandatory wait period before obtaining official, documentable results from an in situ relative humidity (RH) moisture test performed in concrete floor slabs. Read More...

Bradley Finds More Money Spent at Businesses with Clean Restrooms
MENOMONEE FALL, WI -- Businesses that make a point to clean up their restrooms may also clean up in sales, according to new national research conducted by Bradley Corporation. Read More...

NFL’s Broncos to De-ice HQ with SynaTek’s Entry
SOUDERTON, PA -- SynaTek Solutions, a manufacturer of ice-melt solutions, has announced that the NFL’s Denver Broncos football team has selected its Entry deicing and anti-icing fluid for use at the team’s headquarters at The UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colo. Read More...

Stanford Awards Green, Janitorial Services Pact to UG2
PALO ALTO, CA -- UG2, a provider of integrated facilities services, has signed a multi-year agreement to provide comprehensive, green, janitorial and ancillary services at Stanford University. Read More...

NSC Gives ‘Stark Reminder’ of Costs of Mobility
ITASCA, IL – Do you have people on the road? If so, consider there were more than 40,000 motor vehicle deaths in 2017, according to the National Safety Council, which said “our complacency is killing us.” Read More...

Augmented Reality Visualizes Workplace Data in ‘Real World’
LONDON, UK -- Vantage Space, a data analytics provider, is prototyping an augmented reality analysis platform that overlays pertinent, objective workplace analytic data onto office spaces in real time as the user tours the building. Read More...

NSF Int’l Presents Complex Challenges of Legionella Prevention
ANN ARBOR, MI -- NSF International, a public health and safety organization, has announced plans to bring together experts from diverse fields of study to discuss proper management of building water systems for prevention of Legionella outbreaks. Read More...

Industry News
Concrete Maintenance
Capture and Control Silica Dust when Grinding, Drilling or Sanding
BY JOE NASVIK

If your concrete maintenance and repair work requires grinding, sanding, or drilling, compliance with the Department of Labor’s new ruling aimed at better protecting workers from respirable silica dust is necessary. Compliance with the new rule went into effect June 23, 2017, and enforcement began Sept. 23.

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