Health Archive

  • Each year, millions of school days are lost due to illness. While this includes many things that are outside of the school’s control, nonetheless there are numerous opportunities for the custodial staff to reduce unintentional […]

    A Green Handbook to Student Health

    Each year, millions of school days are lost due to illness. While this includes many things that are outside of the school’s control, nonetheless there are numerous opportunities for the custodial staff to reduce unintentional […]
  • In preparation for this article, I was doing some online research. If you could see me at work, you would see my face is resting against the palm of my left hand as I look […]

    Face It…with a Rhyme

    In preparation for this article, I was doing some online research. If you could see me at work, you would see my face is resting against the palm of my left hand as I look […]
  • You can’t always control what germs come into your facility, but you can keep from spreading them around. For example, if your custodial staff is using the same cloth to clean both a bathroom and […]

    Video: Controlling the Spread of Germs

    You can’t always control what germs come into your facility, but you can keep from spreading them around. For example, if your custodial staff is using the same cloth to clean both a bathroom and […]
  • There was so much going on at this year’s ISSA tradeshow in Chicago that at times it was hard to keep up. Among the many events was ISSA’s introduction of the DEAL program, developed with […]

    Follow Up on the ISSA Show….and advocating increased face washing for children

    There was so much going on at this year’s ISSA tradeshow in Chicago that at times it was hard to keep up. Among the many events was ISSA’s introduction of the DEAL program, developed with […]
  • A few months ago, we ran a news story focusing on everyday sustainability issues, and it appears to have struck a chord. Reading the story, several people apparently were surprised that the little things, and […]

    Sustainability Starts in the Home

    A few months ago, we ran a news story focusing on everyday sustainability issues, and it appears to have struck a chord. Reading the story, several people apparently were surprised that the little things, and […]
  • And the Children Shall Lead in Energy Conservation Bloomington, IN – A recent study in the journal Nature Energy reported that when children are taught to turn off power strips at night and wash clothes […]

    Study: Children Pass on Energy Conversation to Parents

    And the Children Shall Lead in Energy Conservation Bloomington, IN – A recent study in the journal Nature Energy reported that when children are taught to turn off power strips at night and wash clothes […]
  • From the New York Times, September 2, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of soaps containing certain antibacterial chemicals on Friday, saying industry had failed to prove they were safe to use […]

    Why Are Some Antimicrobial Soaps Now Banned?

    From the New York Times, September 2, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of soaps containing certain antibacterial chemicals on Friday, saying industry had failed to prove they were safe to use […]