Jancast was started in 2004, and we won the ISSA Innovation Award! Jancast is the first and longest-running podcast dedicated to the Jan/San industry. We have had thousands and thousands of downloads over all of those years. We started as an audio podcast and moved to video about ten years ago.

For previous Jancast Episodes, go to our YouTube channel- Click here

Jancast #171 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
How science has shaped our current methods of pathogen control and what we think is safe.

In this episode, we discuss Jancast’s history (it started in 2004) and our recent fascination with the science behind cleaning and pathogen control. This topic has been on the Jancast agenda for a long time; it just has more impact today. We also look at recent regulatory changes that may impact your business, from LEED v5 to the California Janitorial Workloading Bill, WELL Buildings, and new EU regulations.

Jancast #170 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
Breathe Easy: Your IAQ just got tested and what that means to your health

Special Guest- Dinesh Wadhwani, CEO of ThinkLite Air

In this episode we continue our discussions with industry experts about science based data that is shaping how we deal with pathogens in a post pandemic time. What did we learn for spraying vegtables, safe distancing, masking etc?

Dinesh Wadhwani talks about how indoor air quality is the next step in understanding infections and pathogen control.


Jancast #169 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
Just the Pathofacts Ma’am
In this week’s Jancast episode, Mark and I cover all of the fact-based science we have been discussing with various guests over the past three to four shows.

In each episode, we delve into the latest research, innovative strategies, and practical solutions for tackling pathogens in various environments. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a cleaning industry expert, or simply passionate about public health, Jancast offers valuable insights and expert interviews to keep you informed and ahead of the curve.  

We went an extra step and created a page on the Bullen site called Patho-Facts. This is an ongoing page that will list all of the secret pathogen tips to keep you safe and healthy,

Jancast #168 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world

Is it safe to go to the bathroom and other science-based concerns?

On this week’s episode, we have Dr. Charles Gerba, who is a professor of virology in the Dept of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. We cover a lot of scary and enlightening facts about the life of viruses. Listen to the show right away so you know what to watch out for when you go to the bathroom.

If you would like to watch Dr. Gerba’s Ted talk CLICK HERE

Jancast #167 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world

Is the bathroom at your home safer than at work?

Mark and I have finished traveling and settled in back at the home office. In this episode, we discuss all of Mark’s training work and my product development research while on the road.

Mark just finished a new ISSA Webcast – Myths vs. Science Webcast with Dr. Charles Gerba that we shared during the Jancast. We talk about things like where to leave your toothbrush in a bathroom, what happens when you walk on carpet, and whether you should go to the bathroom at home or at work.

To see Dr- Gerba’s Ted talk click here

Jancast #166 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
The Future of ISSA

In this episode, we have a special guest: Matthew J. Schenk, President and CEO of Midlab and current president of the ISSA. Mark and I worked and served with Matt on the board. Matt just got done the initial start of strategic planning for ISSA and the next six years. We talked about some of those plans as well as the show now located in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center for the next five years.

Jancast #165 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
The future of trade shows?

Mark and I return from our travels and have a special guest, Mikel R. Gabrialson, National Sales Manager with Forum Media Group. We discuss the recent NFMT Clean Buildings Conference in Baltimore that Bullen exhibited at and whether this is a new format for future trade shows. Now that it is spring, we talk about the key areas that should get spring cleaning attention.

Jancast #164 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world
The truth about ATP Meters and much more

On this week’s show, we do a deep dive into ATP meters, and like our previous shows on electrostatic sprayers, there are a lot of misconceptions and incorrect info on the proper use of these devices and what they can actually do.

We have a special guest- Bob Ferguson, who is President of Strategic Consulting, Inc. (www.strategic-consult.com) and has more than 40 years of experience in microbiology, industrial hygiene, and indoor environments in commercial buildings. Here are a few of the things we cover-

  1. What is an ATP meter, and how do they work?
  2. Are they all the same or are they all different?
  3. What issues do you see with people not using the ATP meter correctly?


Jancast #163 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world

Super Bowl Commercials show, how much does it cost to go to the bathroom?

In this episode Mark and I discuss the 2024 Super Bowl and the commercials. Did they hit the four points for a successful $7,000,000 promo?
 1. Understand Your Audience, 2. Craft a Compelling Narrative, 3. Highlight Unique Value Proposition and 4. Make It Shareable.

We close out by discussing the new rules that went into place at the newly constructed Allegiant Stadium and how many bathrooms they added.

Jancast #162 -Podcasting to a cleaner & healthier world

The Just the Facts Ma’am Show
In this episode we do a follow-up to our last Jancast’s covering electrostatic sprayers. We had a great response to those shows based on the downloads and feedback you have sent. That was a deep dive into the technology, why some units (almost all) don’t work, and why some do. If you missed them, watch/ listen to #160 & 161; just scroll down.
Mark and I discuss the protocol EPA has established for adding electrostatic use to labels. We also look out into the future with the testing requirements now set for getting approval on a residual disinfectant. During the early days of the pandemic, companies were making false claims about the residual activity of their products when there was not even a process to make such a statement. The big question will be who gets approved first.

Links for the EPA protocol are below the video

EL Spray process for approval- https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/instructions-adding-electrostatic-spray-application-directions-use

Residual process approval

Jancast #161 -Podcasting to a cleaner & Healthier world

After the last Jancast (#160), where we talked about electrostatic sprayers, we were contacted by Steve Cooper of ByoPlanet, who has been working with these devices since the 80’s.. We chatted with him and learned a lot, so we decided he would be a great guest for our Jancast audience. Thanks to Steve, we now know why most of the units out there do not work. Self-serving plug, our products work well through their units.

Their website- https://byoplanet.com
Steve Cooper– scooper@byoplanet.com

Here is the link to the discussion concerning the use of fragrance deodorizers>
RX-420 OSHA and Joint Commission Information

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