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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane

We all know the janitorial industry is getting much more high-tech. At recent cleaning tradeshows, we have seen examples of floor scrubbers that remembered where and how to scrub floors in certain areas of a facility – no driver needed. For distributors, there were examples of dashboard systems that allowed them and their clients (including cleaning contractors) to make more effective product-buying decisions by allowing for a close comparison of products.

Everyone’s first priority when natural disasters and severe weather strikes is safety. Safety is the number one concern before, during and after catastrophic events. In the past several months, the U.S. and its territories have been hit by three major hurricanes, causing significant damage in the South. In this issue of SERVICES Magazine, we are going to look at the impact hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria had on the southern U.S. and aggregate some of the best tips to help you deal with work in the aftermath.

Establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300.

Gail Evans, the global chief information officer at Mercer, dropped out of college to support her family with a custodian job. Evans reflects on how working in the janitorial industry taught her lessons that set her up for continued success.

After the two disasters rocked Texas and Florida, jobs in the BSC arena increased dramatically for a short period of time as everyone pitched in to help recovery and relief efforts.

After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma rocked the southern U.S., OSHA has released its preparedness guide and response resources for dealing with hurricanes and their aftermath.

Over the past decade or more, we have heard the word “outsourcing” used quite a bit. It often refers to the outsourcing of work from North American factories, for instance, to factories in other parts of the world.

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