Publication: CMM Online

First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Norovirus bug believed present at the Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland – The athletes’ village at the 2014 Commonwealth Games experienced an outbreak of what is believed to be the norovirus bug, the most common stomach bug in the UK, according to the Daily Mail.While no athletes have reported symptoms, ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Parent board resigns over custodian’s reinstatement

WEST DUNDEE, IL — To protest disciplinary action brought against a custodian concerning his use of social media while on the job, the entire Dundee Highlands Elementary School Parent Teacher Council’s executive board resigned, according to The Courie ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

School officials charged in custodian’s misconduct case

ST. PAUL, MN — Two St. Paul Public Schools administrators are charged with failing to report a longtime custodian's suspected misconduct to police, despite an internal investigation and warnings from other staff members, according to the St. Paul Pioneer ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Custodian makes dolls out of recycled trash

LAFAYETTE, LA — Made of tin-can body and plastic bottle arms, Blanche, named for "The Golden Girls" character, is just one of several recycled art dolls that University of Louisiana at Lafayette custodian James Gallien, 50, has created from items thrown ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Robots enlisted in fight against infections

MILFORD, MA — After beds are stripped and Milford Regional Medical Center employees have wiped down and disinfected all the surfaces they can reach, they turn the job over to Rosie and WALL-E, according to the Boston Globe.Rose and WALL-E are robots, ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

University teams work toward eliminating norovirus

LANSING, MI — A research team of more than 30 collaborators from academia, industry and government are studying the human noroviruses funded by a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s NIFA, according to Michigan State University ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

NYC comptroller: Schools failed in custodial supply bidding

NEW YORK — Comptroller Scott Stringer has found that the city school system could not prove it sought competitive bids for a more than $80 million custodial-supply contract, then failed to monitor whether it was overpaying for things like mops and cleaners, ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Elevator buttons are a secret source of bacteria

TORONTO — A new study has found that elevator buttons are more likely to be colonized by bacteria than toilet surfaces, according to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre."Elevators are a component of modern hospital care, and are used by multiple people ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

School plants garden in memory of janitor

GREENOCK, UK — Moving tributes have been paid to a beloved school janitor who sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, according to the Greenock Telegraph.Donald McAnespie spent 35 years of his life touching the hearts of kids and staff ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Couple demands refund for disaster cruise

VICTORIA, BC — A couple from Victoria are demanding a full refund after they endured what they say was a "nightmare vacation," according to the CBC.Last January, Wally and Diane King went on a week-long cruise from Newark, New Jersy, to the Caribbean, ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Announcing the next Critical Issues Webcast

LATHAM, NY — CMM will hold the next installment of the 2014 Critical Issues Webcast, , on July 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. EDT.This live event will cover different facets of effective carpet care programs, from inspection and stain identification to technical ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Getting To The Best Price

When we calculate a bid, we add up all our costs, add a percentage for profit and come up with a magic number that we hope will get us the job.Challenges include knowing what our costs are and being able to control those costs.In April, I attended the ... [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]

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"In any health and safety situation we always take it very, very seriously but it's an isolated incident, the residents at the village have not been affected and have been well briefed, but we'll continue to monitor the situation,” said Glasgow 2014 chief executive, David Grevemberg. "As with any global village of this sort we are reminding people to be diligent in terms of their hygiene and cleanliness.""
"Mandated reporters are required to file reports within 24 hours of their direct observations or indirect information they receive. The responsibility to make such a report to the appropriate law enforcement agency or social services agency is not excused by the belief a mandated reporter may have that such a report will be filed by someone else in the organization's hierarchy" said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom in a statement
"He has an artist's mind. It's a good quality to have in an employee" said Garland Rodriguez, assistant director of the UL Student Union
Rose and WALL-E are robots, made by Xenex Disinfection Services, that use "an intense flash of ultraviolet light to fight the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other micro-organisms that traditional cleaning methods can miss" the article stated

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Norovirus bug believed present at the Commonwea... [Published CMM Online - Jul 17 2014]
Parent board resigns over custodian’s reinstate... [Published CMM Online - Jul 16 2014]
School officials charged in custodian’s miscond... [Published CMM Online - Jul 15 2014]
Custodian makes dolls out of recycled trash [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
Robots enlisted in fight against infections [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
University teams work toward eliminating norovirus [Published CMM Online - Jul 14 2014]
NYC comptroller: Schools failed in custodial su... [Published CMM Online - Jul 11 2014]
School plants garden in memory of janitor [Published CMM Online - Jul 10 2014]
Elevator buttons are a secret source of bacteria [Published CMM Online - Jul 09 2014]
Announcing the next Critical Issues Webcast [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]
Couple demands refund for disaster cruise [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]
Getting To The Best Price [Published CMM Online - Jul 07 2014]
Giving And Taking Advice [Published CMM Online - Jul 06 2014]
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Searching for America’s hottest job [Published CMM Online - Jun 30 2014]
District makes room for Facilities Director [Published CMM Online - Jun 27 2014]
Students fundraise to help rebuild janitor’s house [Published CMM Online - Jun 26 2014]
Janitor(s) destroy artwork [Published CMM Online - Jun 25 2014]
CMI's Train the Trainer at The Ohio State Unive... [Published CMM Online - Jun 25 2014]
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Cruise passengers take legal action [Published CMM Online - Jun 23 2014]
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