Clean


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It’s easier than you think to clean your home in a nontoxic, environmentally responsible way! Conceptualized and designed by legendary publishing visionary Joost Elffers—the force behind such bestsellers as Play With Your Food and The 48 Laws of Power—this wonderful guide will help get your house shipshape without hurting the environment or your health. Inspirational cleaning guru Michael de Jong writes with humor and a Zen-like spirit as he presents five safe, all-natural products that take care of just about anything: Baking Soda, Borax, Lemon, Salt, and White Vinegar. Each one gets a chapter featuring dozens of clever tips, while a handy alphabetized directory, organized by category, makes it easy to locate the information you need. With its graphically stunning and easy-to-use design, Clean helps you find your spic-and-span center.




CLEAN BY DESIGN


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A practical how-to guide on setting up an EVS program for a medical facility. Many of the policies can also apply to commercial, industrial, and office settings. It contains amazing feats, secrets, charts, and tables to help the reader make significant improvements in their programs. These are supported by real-life stories and examples that show readers what to do and more importantly what not to do. The book's policies will help provide an operations manual that even the most cynical of insurance companies will like. What is wrong with saving money on liability insurance premiums?




Sweet and Clean?


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Sweet and Clean? challenges the widely held beliefs on bathing and cleanliness in the past. For over thirty years, the work of the French historian, George Vigarello, has been hugely influential on early modern European social history, describing an aversion to water and bathing, and the use of linen underwear as the sole cleaning agent for the body. However, these concepts do not apply to early modern England. Sweet and Clean? analyses etiquette and medical literature, revealing repeated recommendations to wash or bathe in order to clean the skin. Clean linen was essential for propriety but advice from medical experts was contradictory. Many doctors were convinced that it prevented the spread of contagious diseases, but others recommended flannel for undergarments, and a few thought changing a fever patient's linens was dangerous. The methodology of material culture helps determine if and how this advice was practiced. Evidence from inventories, household accounts and manuals, and surviving linen garments tracks underwear through its life-cycle of production, making, wearing, laundering, and final recycling. Although the material culture of washing bodies is much sparser, other sources, such as the Old Bailey records, paint a more accurate picture of cleanliness in early modern England than has been previously described. The contrasting analyses of linen and bodies reveal what histories material culture best serves. Finally, what of the diseases-plague, smallpox, and typhus-that cleanliness of body and clothes were thought to prevent? Did following early modern medical advice protect people from these illnesses?




Clean Air Act implementation


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Breathing Clean: Indoor Air Quality


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Welcome to "Breathing Clean: A Journey into Indoor Air Quality." In the modern era, we spend a significant portion of our lives indoors, whether it's at home, work, or in various public spaces. It is within these indoor environments that we expect safety, comfort, and well-being. However, there is an invisible factor that profoundly impacts our lives—indoor air quality (IAQ). This book sets out on a compelling exploration of IAQ, delving into the intricacies of what constitutes clean and healthy air within our indoor spaces. It aims to empower readers with knowledge, insights, and practical solutions to enhance their understanding and take meaningful action to improve the air they breathe. Throughout these pages, we will unravel the mysteries surrounding IAQ, dissecting the sources, pollutants, and potential health effects that can arise from poor air quality. We will explore the science behind IAQ, helping you comprehend the complex interplay between indoor environments and the air we inhale. With a keen focus on education, we will navigate the different aspects of IAQ assessment, providing guidance on how to identify potential risks and understand measurement techniques. We will shed light on the significance of monitoring and how it can shape our decisions and actions to ensure the air we breathe is healthy and safe. While exploring the book, you will encounter various chapters dedicated to the common indoor pollutants that plague our indoor spaces. We will uncover the secrets behind volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, mold, radon, and other pollutants that can silently compromise our health and well-being. Moreover, we will examine their sources and equip you with the tools to mitigate and control them. Our journey will continue by focusing on the strategies and technologies available to improve IAQ. From effective ventilation systems to advanced air filtration and purification methods, we will explore a myriad of solutions that can transform the quality of the air we breathe. We will delve into design considerations, sustainability practices, and regulations that shape the IAQ landscape. As we progress through the book, we will highlight the importance of awareness and education in cultivating a culture of healthy indoor environments. We will emphasize the role each individual can play in advocating for clean air and fostering positive change. This book is a call to action, urging you to be proactive in safeguarding your health and the well-being of those around you. It is an invitation to embark on a journey that unveils the importance of breathing clean air and empowers you to take control of your indoor environment. Together, let us embrace the mission of breathing clean, cultivating indoor spaces that prioritize health, and advocating for improved IAQ on a global scale. By the end of this book, it is our hope that you will be armed with the knowledge, motivation, and determination to champion the cause of indoor air quality for a healthier future. So, take a deep breath, join us on this enlightening journey, and let us embark on a quest to breathe clean. Sincerely, Charles Nehme




The Cost of Clean Air


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Cleaning and Corporate Management


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This book provides a new way of understanding Japanese management by focusing on the relationship between Japanese companies and their social practices. Whereas previous studies have often concentrated on the uniqueness of Japanese companies' systems (e.g., lifetime employment, the seniority system, company-specific unions) or methods (e.g., bottom-up management, Toyota production methods), this book explains the uniqueness of Japanese companies’ activities and practices. It especially highlights the day-to-day cleaning activities that many companies have practiced for numbers of years, regardless of their size or industry. Activities that continue beyond a certain period of time are called social practices, and the book clarifies how this particular social practice has historically been formed in Japanese companies and then shows what it means to keep cherishing those cleaning practices. This study consists of two parts: historical research and theoretical research. The historical research sheds light on the relationship between Japanese companies and cleaning activities from a historical point of view. On the basis of old literature and in-house documents, the reader can understand how Japanese companies have positioned cleaning practices in the process of increasing their growth potential and competitiveness and in maintaining their businesses. The second part explains theoretically the relationship between cleaning and management with quantitative and qualitative data from Japanese companies today. Using survey results from Japanese companies, the book shows what kinds of organizations will be formed and human resources will be developed if companies have been focusing for many years on 5S activities—Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain— that include cleaning. This part of the book presents the distinctive problem-solving and strategy-creation processes of Japanese companies in contrast to the activities of European and American companies.




Statistical Data Cleaning with Applications in R


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A comprehensive guide to automated statistical data cleaning The production of clean data is a complex and time-consuming process that requires both technical know-how and statistical expertise. Statistical Data Cleaning brings together a wide range of techniques for cleaning textual, numeric or categorical data. This book examines technical data cleaning methods relating to data representation and data structure. A prominent role is given to statistical data validation, data cleaning based on predefined restrictions, and data cleaning strategy. Key features: Focuses on the automation of data cleaning methods, including both theory and applications written in R. Enables the reader to design data cleaning processes for either one-off analytical purposes or for setting up production systems that clean data on a regular basis. Explores statistical techniques for solving issues such as incompleteness, contradictions and outliers, integration of data cleaning components and quality monitoring. Supported by an accompanying website featuring data and R code. This book enables data scientists and statistical analysts working with data to deepen their understanding of data cleaning as well as to upgrade their practical data cleaning skills. It can also be used as material for a course in data cleaning and analyses.







Cleaning Up New York


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THE EAST VILLAGE, NYC, 1976. A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors. Bob knows one thing: the dirt will always win. Clients are a bit more unpredictable, he discovers, as he comes to terms with eccentric domestic habits and strange discoveries. When Bob becomes a weekly fixture in his clients’ lives, anything can happen, and does, including a memorable encounter with an obliging Hoover that ultimately proves unable to get the job done. Cleaning Up New York has been a cult classic since it was first published in 1976 in an edition of 750.