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Apr 02, 2011

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Prep Room Maintenance

by Duncan Todd American Funeral Director, April 2011 Preventative maintenance on a regular schedule is an often neglected function, not only in our homes, but in our businesses. By creating a plan for routine maintenance and executing it faithfully, funeral home directors can realize a […]

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Apr 01, 2011

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For the Safety of the Embalmer

by Duncan Todd, A.I.A. Mortuary Management, April 2011 View Client Photo Gallery           View Client Testimonial Aside from skill and caring attention to the decedent, what can be more important in the preparation room than concern for the health, life and safety of the embalmer whose […]

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Feb 01, 2011

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The Art and Science of Designing a Modern Preparation Room

by Marjori and Duncan Todd ICCFA Magazine, February 2011 Many funeral homes have open houses and other functions to which the public is invited, but how often does the tour include the prep room? Maybe the funeral director figures people really don’t want to hear […]

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Jan 02, 2011

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Localized Exhaust Ventilation (LEV): A Need For Embalmer’s Safety

by Doris Todd The Embalmers Quarterly, January 2011 The NFDA has recently brought to the attention of the industry a need to provide embalmers with added protection from formaldehyde vapors in the preparation room.The NFDA landmark study and publication, Formaldehyde Vapor Reduction in the Funeral […]

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Jan 01, 2011

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Health and Safety in the Funeral Home

by Marjori Todd & Richard Best The Director, January 2011 Does your head spin with the alphabet soup of acronyms that are relevant to your professional life? Are you familiar with the requirements of the various agencies that have a level of jurisdiction over your […]

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Sep 01, 2010

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Fresh Air – Proper Ventilation For The Prep Room

by Marjori Todd American Funeral Director, September 2010 I watched an old movie some time back. You may have seen it. A family lived in the funeral home they operated. One scene took place at the kitchen table with the door open to the basement […]

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Apr 02, 2010

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A+ for Piedmont Students

by Doris Todd The Director, April 2010 View Client Photo Gallery           Read Client Testimonial With its recently completed embalming lab renovation, Piedmont Technical college in Greenwood, South Carolina, now offers its funeral service students an advanced, state-of-the-art learning environment and provides continuing-education opportunities for area […]

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Apr 01, 2010

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Is Your Funeral Home Protected From Your Preparation Room?

by Marjori Todd Mortuary Management, April 2010 You established your funeral home to serve your community. As an integral part of that mission, you built a preparation room within the building. Did you know, however, that an often overlooked element in construction can wreak havoc […]

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Dec 01, 2008

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Safety Equipment in the Prep Room

by Marjori Todd American Funeral Director, December, 2008 Concern for the safety of our embalmers, our staff and our family is a recurring theme that has been echoes by our clients over the 15 years Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. has been designing and outfitting preparation […]

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Jul 01, 2007

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A Perfect Fit: Essential Steps for Finding the Right Contractor

by Marjori & Duncan Todd American Funeral Director, July, 2007 Every day in your community, a general building contractor is heading out to a job, whether it be a commercial structure, a new residence or even a kitchen remodel. But not every day is that […]