Environmental Services

Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

Environmental services work-related injuries usually involve either exposure to harmful contaminants or musculoskeletal disorders

6/14/2019


N.J. seeks new infection protections for healthcare facilities

Viral outbreak at a Wanaque pediatric facility contributed to 11 deaths and some three dozen illnesses

6/13/2019


Improving EVS management and technology can improve workflow

Productivity can suffer if staff are not identifying solutions on how to accomplish their tasks

6/13/2019


Hospital salaries: From environmental services to the CEO

There are 73,250 janitors and cleaners employed in hospitals

6/6/2019


A greener environmental services department can have a wide impact

Green practices can increase environmental sustainability and improve patient care

6/5/2019


Cancer patient's room infested with bed bugs at Detroit Hospital

Hospital said the bugs were from someone's infested clothing left behind

6/4/2019


Outsourcing EVS for rural hospitals

Cost, staffing, process integration, compliance, reporting… all were concerns as they explored outsourcing options

6/4/2019


NYU student goes from janitor to nursing school grad

Baez's goal is to become a critical care nurse in the intensive care unit

6/4/2019


Environmental services' morale sometimes suffers on the job

Lifting staff morale goes a long way toward improving productivity

6/3/2019


Are cleaners sanitizing and disinfecting too much?

Doctor says routine cleaning and maintenance of large water systems are key to preventing patients from falling ill

4/30/2019


Best practices for cleaning, disinfection

Cleaning, disinfecting critical to prevention of hospital-acquired infections

4/29/2019



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