What We Can Do to Help Stop Cross Contamination

Cross contamination is a fancy name for when bacteria moves from one surface to another via some form of direct contact.  For instance, in a commercial kitchen, it can occur when a knife used to skin a chicken is then used to cut meat.  Any bacteria in the chicken can now be transferred to the […]

What You Need to Know about UL410 Certified Floorcare Products

Earlier this year, Avmor announced that four of its most popular floorcare products had been UL410 Certified.  Those products are: Avmor’s EP80, a concentrated floor sealer/finish. EP82, an ultra-high-speed (UHS) floor finish that provides high-gloss retention. PREMIERE, a high-gloss floor finish designed for low to heavily trafficked areas. DISTANCE, a UHS floor finish designed for […]

The Power of Cleaning Can Help Protect Us from the Flu

The Power of Cleaning Can Help Protect Us from the Flu The flu season is fast approaching.  We likely won’t know for a couple of months how bad it will be this season, but none the less, it’s a good idea to start taking some cleaning steps now to keep people healthy. Yes, proper and […]

Five Questions and Answers about Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Five Questions and Answers about Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents Building managers and cleaning professionals are likely aware of the big slip and fall accident problem in North America.  In the U.S., it is estimated there are about three million emergency room visits each year due to slip and fall accidents. This costs about $31 […]

Why Did the FDA Ban 19 specific active ingredients, including Triclosan in Consumer Soap?

We all wash our hands throughout the day, and most of us have finally caught on to the fact that frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to protect our health. So, it’s logical to think that if handwashing helps keep us healthy, then adding antibacterial additives such as triclosan to soap – […]

“Green” Winter Floor Care

If you are a steadfast believer in the Farmer’s Almanac, get ready now for the coming winter. According to the 2018 Canadian Farmer’s Almanac, here is what you can expect: “Anticipate a return to a colder, more normal winter from Quebec east into the Maritimes, with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation. From the Great Lakes […]

People are Falling – Statistics are NOT

This is the eye catching title of a 2015 article posted in Canada’s Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. According to the article, more than 40,000 Canadian workers are injured on the job due to a slip and fall accident. Along with the personal suffering, this costs employers and the government millions of dollars annually as […]

Rubber Floor Conditioner, Cleaner and Care

We don’t hear a lot about the care of rubber floors or rubber flooring tiles for a variety of reasons. First, while these floors are becoming more popular, they are typically just used in “utility” areas of a facility. In other words, the glossy stone floors proudly on display in the facility’s lobby get all the […]

Stop Snow in its Tracks

It’s possible to safeguard floors from seasonal damage by taking steps to restore, protect and maintain hard surfaces before, during and after harsh weather arrives. A cleaning solutions expert explains how North Americans spend more than $1 billion annually on hard-surface floor care products. And if facility managers don’t take preventive measures, especially before and […]

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

Snow and ice removal practices to prevent slip-and-falls and preserve flooring Wednesday, February 15, 2017 By Robert Kravitz With seasonal elements such as powerful blizzards and record-breaking snowfalls, ice melt should be applied to key walkways around facilities as part of a complete snow removal plan. According to a report released by the Toronto Public […]

Keeping Senior Living Facilities Healthy and Clean

Keeping Senior Living Facilities Healthy and Clean Canadians are living increasingly longer lives which means that senior living facilities are welcoming larger numbers of seniors into their buildings. Operating a healthy senior living facility is therefore not only beneficial for your business but helps optimize health care workers who are flooded with patients who acquire […]

Benefits of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Study indicates the benefits of healthy indoor air quality in improving cognitive functioning by reducing VOCs and CO2.   A study published in 2015 from Harvard University about the benefit of healthy indoor air quality appears to say it all. According to the study, “people who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor […]

Focusing on Indoor Air Quality

School administrators have known for years that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have a negative impact on the health and performance of students, teachers, and all other staff. And, according to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan (AIM), which is designed to help educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about the negative impacts of poor […]

5 reasons to welcome the New SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

The new SDS is here as most of our dealers, sales representatives, and end-customers know. As of 2016, Avmor is officially transferring from the old MSDS, used for decades, to the new SDS, or safety data sheet. While this change has created some confusion, overall the new SDS is a step forward, especially for users of professional […]

How to Reduce Custodial Injuries

Understanding SDS is one of the foremost important things to increase workplace safety and prevent custodial injuries. A Hispanic cleaning worker in North America had her own special way of identifying cleaning solutions. Because English was a second language for her—making it difficult for her to read labels and virtually impossible to read material safety […]

Reduce Germs this Summer with a Proper Handwashing Routine

Summer vacation is already well underway, and with it comes exciting activities, family vacations, summer camp, sports, swimming… you name it! While the heat brings lots of fun and a much needed rest from the school year’s everyday routine, it is very important not to neglect hand hygiene. It might seem like the chances of […]

Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy

Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy Using Sustainable Products Food safety is a restaurant owner’s first priority as it enables the business to function according to the Restaurant Food and Safety Inspection Standards and preserves the health and safety of customers. However, food safety and a clean, healthy environment is not solely beneficial for the customer. […]

Shaking Things up for Spring

Shaking Things Up for Spring If you look up the origins of the term “spring cleaning,” you’ll find that it actually dates back thousands of years and is shared by major religions that all honored the tradition at about the same time each year. In what is now March and April, these faiths instructed their […]

Protecting yourself against the Flu

Protecting your facility against the flu requires implementation of the right cleaning and disinfection procedures as well as clear and effective training programs. Healthy employees are conducive to a healthier and more productive work environment. While employees frequent your facility, make sure to communicate with employees about the importance of flu vaccines and daily steps […]

Top 7 Countdown to Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

When snow starts falling and jingles start playing, it is important to take the right steps to make sure the holiday cheer is the only contagious thing going around. Keeping everyone happy, safe, and healthy during the holidays should not be overlooked. Follow a seven day countdown to help keep you and your facility healthy […]

Norovirus Prevention – Be Prepared!

Commonly referred to as norovirus or viral gastroenteritis, Norwalk is an infectious virus that is transferred through infected people, contaminated food or water, or by coming in contact with contaminated surfaces, the more knowledge that one has regarding norovirus, the more likely they are to take the proper steps to protect themselves and others from […]

Salt and Calcium Removal to Prepare for the Winter Season

Winter is here! Rather than dreading the winter weather that can wreck our facility floors, taking a proactive approach and preparing for inevitable salt and calcium stains can go a long way in facilitating the cleaning process. Conquer the winter challenges effectively. Be sure NOT to overlook the following areas: FLOORS To combat the build-up […]