It was the kind of year in which BSCs see great promise for the years to come. The industry has endured the recession well and has even used it to its advantage, as budget challenges force more facilities—from school districts to hospitals—to switch from in-house cleaning and maintenance to contracting.
Many people do not realize just how serious the issue of secondary infections is in health care facilities. Variously known as nosocomial infections, health care acquired infections (HCAI), or hospital acquired infections, these mostly preventable health problems are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
One of the most common questions I have received over the years regarding equipment is how to make it last longer. It seems everyone is looking for a magical formula to solve their maintenance issues and allow their equipment to run for years on end.
It’s a rare occurrence that the first experience someone gets in an industry is as president of a company—but this was the case for 2012 BSCAI President Taylor Bruce, CBSE. After 27 years in the manufacturing sector, he decided to make a change and move to the building service contracting industry, where he has been for 15 years.