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Results You Can See: Understanding Residual Sanitization and Disinfection

September 30, 2021 / by Kimberly-Clark Professional posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

In any facility, infection prevention begins and ends with the reduction or elimination of human exposure to harmful germs. Effective surface hygiene is critical to helping achieve this goal. To ensure proper surface sanitization and disinfection, Kimberly-Clark Professional shares valuable information to help participants of OMNIA Partners understand the different methods, effectiveness, and factors that can impact performance. 

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Beyond the Pandemic: Crucial Athletic Facilities Hygiene Practices

September 14, 2021 / by GOJO® posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education

Proper hygiene and disinfection have never been more crucial to maintaining a clean and safe athletics facility than they have been during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic training facilities, with close quarters, closed spaces, shared equipment, varying personal hygiene practices, and high levels of contamination, face many challenges related to environmental hygiene and infection control. These conditions make athletes highly vulnerable to readily transmissible diseases, not only to COVID-19 but also to skin infections and disease.

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School Ventilation Must Knows: How to Help Improve Air Quality

September 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, K-12 Education

With students and staff back in the classroom for in-person learning, an administrator's priority is to ensure that each child and teacher is protected from COVID-19 and other health risks.

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How AI Drone Roofing Assessments Save Time, Money, and Mitigate Risk

September 8, 2021 / by National Roofing Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

National Roofing Partners (NRP) provides participants of OMNIA Partners with a centralized database that features inventory and deficiency reports, giving school facility managers the ability to prioritize and group maintenance projects. The result? Streamlined processes--from reactive emergency repairs to proactive strategies--without sacrificing time, budget, or risk.

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How to Optimize the Acoustics in Your Space

September 7, 2021 / by Milliken posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Furniture, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education

Loud spaces can negatively impact concentration, memory, productivity, comprehension, and lower morale. Long-term exposure to noise can even increase heart rates and quicken breathing, leading to higher levels of stress hormones. In educational environments, common ambient noise levels decrease intelligibility significantly — in some cases by as much as half. Continue reading to discover the positive impact a quiet environment can have on your organization and a few steps to help optimize the acoustics in your space.

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International Airport Saves Big on Vertical Transportation

July 29, 2021 / by KONE posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

An airport serving more than 22 million passengers per year—including 1 million traveling to nine foreign countries—is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world. In that high-volume environment, efficient vertical transportation is the key to customer satisfaction. Elevators and escalators there must be reliable, dependable and deliver maximum uptime.

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Three Questions to Help Your Supply Chain Work through a Disaster

June 25, 2021 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

If a hurricane is just off the coast, it’s a bit late to wonder how your supply chain will weather the storm. If landfall can happen in your area, proactively put a plan in place to ensure supplies are there when you need them most. Wildfires, tropical storms, flooding: Regardless of the type of disaster, knowing your supply chain can adjust to situations is more than just peace of mind. With the right supplies where you need them, you can better serve those who rely on you.

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Improving School Zone Safety: 9 Cost-Effective Solutions

June 11, 2021 / by Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

The importance of school zone safety cannot be overstated. With so many lives at stake, school officials and transportation professionals have a responsibility to protect students – as well as teachers, staff and parents – in school zones using the best methods available.

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Where You Should be Placing Hygiene Products in Schools

June 1, 2021 / by GOJO® posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

Having a ready stock of hand soap, hand sanitizer, surface disinfectants, and body fluid spill kits can be a challenge, but so can knowing where to place these products throughout a school. Research shows that placing products in the right place increases use and decreases germs found in a facility. Participants of OMNIA Partners have the opportunity to utilize cooperative contracts to save time and money on various sanitation products like these listed above. Below you’ll find guidance from GOJO on where to place products throughout your school and what makes each of these solutions important.

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Preparing to Open: Do you Have Everything on the Janitorial Products Checklist?

April 13, 2021 / by Network Services Company posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

As many schools reimagine their operations beyond COVID-19, they will need to address a new set of concerns and needs. Students, teachers, staff and parents have returned with a heightened sensitivity to cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. This “new normal” raises expectations that could determine the success and reputation for facilities moving forward.

To help you respond to these new expectations, NETWORK® has compiled information and potential solutions to help navigate these new challenges. Download the Reopening Checklist for Janitorial Supplies to identify materials to use when cleaning and disinfecting various areas within your facility.  

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