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The Internet of Things In the past decade, we have witnessed a number of technological advances that have had direct influence on the professional cleaning industry. While many of these involved the cleaning tools and equipment we use, what I am referencing here are advances in technology that have impacted communication between our customers, cleaning contractors, and their staff. Technologies are now coming online that will allow the very buildings we clean and maintain to connect and communicate with us directly.
Robots: From Fairytale to Fairly Close

While substantially artificially intelligent robots are still far off in our future, the cleaning industry is seeing an increasing diversification of the availability of automated machines that can efficiently perform tasks. Automated vacuums and floor scrubbers, for example, have begun growing in popular discussion in the industrial cleaning industry. We did some investigating and gathered a list of pros and cons to consider as the age of the all-automatic begins to dawn.

The machine will be able to clean without a human driver, according to KPBS news.

Monday, 07 November 2016 16:41

University Janitors Rally for Wage Increases

Janitorial unions at two major universities seek wage increases.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) janitor made over $150,000 in overtime pay last year, according to Time Magazine.

Monday, 07 November 2016 16:33

New OSHA Restrictions Delayed Until Dec. 1

OSHA’s newly written anti-retaliation provisions, that included restrictions on subjective post-accident drug testing, have been delayed until December 1.

A college-educated janitor answers questions on what it is like to go from the white-collar industry to a blue-collar job. In the Atlantic, Ciro Gutierrez, a cleaner at the University of Connecticut, talks about how working in this industry has become a rewarding career path.

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