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This model is composed of 7 interventions aimed to enhance the principles of  efficiency and good procurement management within Facility Management
Scuola Nazionale Servizi
Language: Italian (whole document) English (brief description)
2015 Italy

This model is composed of 7 interventions aimed to enhance the principles of  efficiency and good procurement management within Facility Management:

1. Exact definition of needs (required)
2. (Contractual) Spending review of the contract
3. Contract Flexibility (Modification)
4. Monitoring of the contract and reward/incentive system
5. Benchmark
6. Active labour market policies correlated to the contract
7. Responsible and qualified entities and professionals

This model offers  the opportunity to:
- get a rational spending reduction, without sacrificing the quality of services;
- allow  the public administration to highlight good management practices that can be used as a study reference.
The continuing economic difficulties have prompted Public Administrations to deeply reform the Facility Management services procurement (cleanings, integrated logistics, maintenance etc.) according to the principles of greater/better rationality and effectiveness.
Administrations and companies ought to identify and apply the best operating solutions to get the necessary savings needed to contain public spending, while ensuring high quality services to citizens and, as far as possible, uniformity throughout the country.

The Study of Scrubber Drier Capacity Adequacy by Means of the GPS Positioning
Mikkola Jaana, Tampere University of Applied Scineces
Language: finnish
2014 Finland

The subject of this thesis was to find out by the means of GPS positioning whether the capacity of scrubber drier machines is sufficient regardless of the increased workload. The site of this study is a schoolhouse in which two additional extensions have been built within a short period of time. Another aim was to find out the actual operating hours of these machines. An additional purpose was to find out a possible need for a new scrubber drier. A survey was conducted from May to October in 2014 and it was accomplished by GPS-position devices and manual working records kept by cleaners.

Occupational asthma in professional cleaning work: a clinical study
R. Makela ; P. Kauppi ; K. Suuronen ; M. Tuppurainen ; T. Hannu. Departments of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology
Institute of Clinical Medicine
Language: english
2011 Finland and Journal Occupational medicine (Oxford)

Several epidemiological studies have reported an increased risk of asthma among professional cleaners. To date, however, no analysis of large patient series from clinic of occupational medicine has been published.

Reykjavik has decided to green its cleaning
Language: english
2012 Iceland

There were two program to reduce the cost, and make a greener cleaning. a) the new city building contract, b) 63 kindergar. Both were successfull. The costs were cut in the half (with green labelled chemicals, and cleaning during the office hours, less plastic bags.) It means 770.000 $ annual saving.An other resault: the ecolabbeled  companies numbers are increased.

In the healthcare sector define a system which gave a healtihier,  greener cleaning strategy.
HealthCare Without harm/University
Language: english
2009 USA

Why important is the infection prevention? In 2002, US hospitals reported about 1,7 million healtcare-associated infection! An other point is the increasing number of  multi-drug resistant organisms.On the other side-the cleaning products has a lot of  effects  for the health and the environment. The authors recomend to develop  systematic definition of green cleaning,  and further studies abot the green cleaning products  health effects.

Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in cleaners from Northern Europe
Euopean Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) - including centres: Bergen (Norway), Reykjavik (Iceland), Århus (Denmark), Umeå, Uppsala, Gøteborg (Sweden), Tartu (Estonia)                 

Aim: to assess airway sympthoms and obstructive lung diseases in relation to years having worked as cleaner. Results: Respiratory sympthoms, asthma and doctor's diagnosed COPD were significantly increased for those who worked with cleaning more than one year. Increased asthma risk among cleaners was confirmed in general populations from Nothern Europe. Risk of COPD also appears to be higher among cleaners (due to exposure to cleaning products)