Environmental Services - February 2017

Parkland Hospital combines laundry tech with human touch

Advanced processes back up one skilled seamstress


Report: Growing healthcare sector will boost demand for industrial cleaning services

The global industrial cleaning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of close to 5%


Free hazard communication webinar planned to help protect cleaners

The webinar will focus on how OSHA can help staffing firms and host employers better understand their responsibilities for ensuring the safety of temporary workers.


Automated UV-C disinfection: Finding the system that meets your facility’s needs

Despite the fact that the fundamental technology might be the same, no two commercially available automated UV-C systems are identical


Cleaners can harm plastic surfaces over time

Use of some cleaning products could harm medical devices


Study explores environmental cleaning for containing MRSA

Research examines the efficacy of different approaches for cleaning environmental surfaces


Tips to reduce the spread of norovirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests five steps


Environmental services' morale sometimes suffers on the job

Lifting staff morale goes a long way toward improving productivity


Hospital enhances patient safety with germ-zapping robots

The Christ Hospital Health Network is the first healthcare system in the Cincinnati region to use the technology


Study links superbug to antibiotic overuse rather than dirty hospitals

Scientists have found overuse of the drugs was the main cause of a serious stomach bug outbreak that spread through NHS hospitals


Ontario hospital workers warn about hospital-acquired infections

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is urging the government to reduce hospital-acquired infections by increasing funding for hospital housekeeping



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