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HIV, HEPATITIS B, HEPATITIS C! Are you and your staff prepared? IJCSA BIOHAZARD CERTIFICATION provides you the knowledge you need to keep yourself and staff safe. The Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard was published in 1991. It was  designed to reduce and minimize the potential for occupational exposure to the Human  Immunodeficiency Virus, or more commonly referred to HIV, the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and  other human Bloodborne pathogens. This audio/visual training program combines  photographs, animation and voice over text to make retention of the material easier. The course will inform you about precautions you must take to eliminate the risk of infectious diseases that can be contracted through exposure and the proper methods of handling potential contaminants. Don`t be a statistic.  Sign up for the certification here>>


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  • 25 Sep 2017 10:41 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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    For San Antonio residents, there’s a new weapon: The Trash Can Cleaners, a mobile automated and self-contained cart cleaning service that comes to the curb following trash service and cleans and sanitizes carts. A majority female-owned business, The Trash Can Cleaners began as idea tossed around by Brannon Fowler. Previously, Fowler had run a pressure washer business that specialized in cleaning oil drilling rigs. Eventually, he started making biodegradable soaps that washed the oil rigs with an environmentally safe cleaner.

    More at source: Waste 360

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  • 19 Sep 2017 11:55 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against the digital on-demand platform Handy Technologies Inc., alleging that workers who provide its home cleaning services are employees despite the company’s claims to the contrary.

    The case is one of the first in which the agency is directly addressing under what circumstances a sharing-economy company’s control over its workers makes it their legal employer –- an issue on which its approach could soon change under Republican leadership.

    The complaint, issued last Monday by the agency’s Boston-based regional director and provided to Bloomberg by the workers’ attorney, alleges that Handy “has misclassified its cleaners as ‘independent contractors,’ while they are in fact statutory employees” who are entitled to the protections of federal labor law.

    More at source: Insurance Journal

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  • 18 Sep 2017 10:19 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Certification Courses

    Now you can get certified right from the comfort of your home and/or office, anytime day or night. Online Certification Courses and classes from the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association are an excellent way for you to expand your knowledge and continue your education. 


    All of our cleaning and janitorial certification programs and course materials are included with membership at NO EXTRA CHARGE!  

    Members should certify at their own pace.

    IJCSA Master Certification (IMC) - The most comprehensive in depth online cleaning and janitorial certification program available today. 250+ questions w/ 110 written essay questions. Verbal oral exam. Average test certification time 4 hours. Average course study time 20 hours. All course materials available online.


    Bloodborne Certification (BPC)  Bloodborne Pathogens Certification OSHA I And OSHA II Approved. Are you at risk of exposure? Stay OSHA compliant. As someone who may come in contact with blood, you are required by OSHA to be trained in bloodborne pathogens. OSHA fines for non-compliance can be as high as $70,000. Avoid fines and stay compliant with effective training that will help keep you safe and up to date. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 2 hours. All course materials available online.

    Carpet Cleaning Certification (CCC) This IJCSA Carpet Cleaning Certification course covers basic to advanced carpet cleaning techniques and will enable you to be confident on every job no matter what the customer asks you or what carpet cleaning challenges are encountered. Training is focused on the green cleaning process along with standard carpet cleaning practices. Covered in this course is how to remove stubborn stains, how to prevent stains from returning, and the techniques to clean all carpet, upholstery & rugs. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 10-12 hours. All course materials available online

    Mold Inspection & Remediation Services (MIRS)-  Provides members the ability to identify and correct potential mold infestation in a residential home or commercial building. This IJCSA course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge about fungi and the potential health risks of toxic mold. 80 hours as required by law. All course materials available online. 

    Green Cleaning Company Certification (GCC)- Residential and commercial consumers are no longer satisfied with services saying they are green companies. In some commercial situations a certification is required for you to clean their building, so they stay current with their own certification process. Green cleaning is now the most popular choice for service providers based on health and environmental reasons. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 5-6 hours. All course materials available online.


    Chemical Hazards Certification  (CHC) Improve your understanding of the underlying health and environmental impacts of chemical hazards by reviewing the toxic effects of materials and the basic mechanism of MSDS. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 3 hours. All course materials available online.

    Customer Service Certification (CSC) A company's reputation is only as good as the customer service it provides. Please a customer, and your client base will swell with relatives and neighbors who catch wind of your top-notch service. But upset one, and brace yourself for disaster. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 1 hour. All course materials available online.


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  • 14 Sep 2017 2:48 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    We know that cleanliness is important, but at what price? It’s bad enough that antibacterial soap is contributing to the growing drug-resistant bacteria dilemma, but now new research suggests that using too much bleach may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious and often deadly lung condition.

    A recent study found that nurses who used disinfectants to clean surfaces at least once a week had a 24-percent to 32-percent increased risk of developing COPD over the course of eight years compared to nurses who used these products less frequently. This link remained even after researchers made adjustments for other COPD risk factors such as age, smoking status, body mass index, and ethnicity.


    "Our findings provide further evidence of the effects of exposure to disinfectants on respiratory problems, and highlight the urgency of integrating occupational health considerations into guidelines for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings such as hospitals,” explained study author Orianne Dumas, a pulmonologist at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research,...

    More at source: Newsweek

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  • 11 Sep 2017 7:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    PERRY, Ga. — Tree crews from around the country were still arriving at the Georgia National Fairgrounds late Sunday in preparation for Hurricane Irma cleanup to the south.

    Hundreds of bucket trucks had parked in straight lines and were ready for deployment, likely after the storm has passed on Tuesday.

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    One crew had used duct tape to send the storm a message: "Irma, here we come."

    "It's amazing what they have done in the last 48 hours," said Philip Gentry Jr., agricultural director for the fairgrounds. "It's a mini city over there."

    Perry is a city about 30 minutes south of Macon and near the center of Georgia and two hour's drive from the Florida line.

    Gentry's team set up a temporary lounge in the goat and sheep lounge for the tree crews, complete with big-screen TVs.

    More at source: Greenville Online

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  • 07 Sep 2017 11:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.

    For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the early 1980s. For Ms. Ramos, that means cleaning at Apple`s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in the present day.

    In the 35 years between their jobs as janitors, corporations across America have flocked to a new management theory: Focus on core competence and outsource the rest. The approach has made companies more nimble and more productive, and delivered huge profits for shareholders. It has also fueled inequality and helps explain why many working-class Americans are struggling even in an ostensibly healthy economy.

    More At Source: NY Times

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  • 05 Sep 2017 6:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Panda Express employee Yasmin Fernandez, center, speaks to workers during the SEIU rally and protest for higher wages at McDonald's in San Jose, California, on Monday, September 4, 2017. Bay Area workers are joining the national 'Fight for $15' protest and are part of a nationwide union organized Labor Day action. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

    Outside a McDonald’s restaurant on North First Street in San Jose, protesters agitated for $15 minimum wage, then stormed through the restaurant, banging drums and calling on bullhorns for better pay — to the bewilderment of Opening Manager Chris Sin.

    Marching on San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail next to Dell, demonstrators scolded the tech giant for dumping janitorial contractors last year after workers won the right to unionize, and for replacing them with lower-paid, part-time workers. At at the Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, they demanded speedier contract negotiations for workers who unionized two years ago.

    Despite the resurgent national economy, soaring local housing costs and stagnant wages have squeezed the lowest-paid workers.

    “Workers in the service industry and child-care sector who are the backbone of our tech economy have not seen any of those economic gains and have been left behind,” said Riko Mendez, Local 521’s chief elected officer.

    More At Source: Mercury News

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  • 30 Aug 2017 9:26 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The disaster that is Tropical Storm Harvey is still ongoing. It will be some time before the waters recede and the effect on Houston can be fully assessed. But it is already clear the damage to property is immense. Tens of thousands of structures were impacted by floodwaters. Eventually, Houston will require massive cleanup, demolition, and reconstruction of individual homes, large buildings, and infrastructure.

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    The first concern will be the financial resources necessary: Will insurance companies cover all the losses, and how much of them? How will the federal government’s heavily indebted flood insurance program come up with the cash to pay claims? And how much additional assistance will the federal government provide?

    There’s another problem: a lack of human resources. It takes a lot of labor to remove debris after a storm and then reinstall Sheetrock and drywall, rebuild floors, and fix electrical and plumbing systems. The work is resistant to automation. And it is but one way in which Houston, which was poorly situated to deal with a hurricane, may also be poorly situated to recover from it.

    More at source: Slate.com

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  • 28 Aug 2017 9:37 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A workers union plans to protest the new owners of a downtown Portland office building, saying the owners have changed janitorial service companies to save cost and cut longtime union jobs. 


    The Service Employees International Union Local 49 said it expected hundreds to to protest Chicago-based Zeller Realty at the Umpqua Bank Plaza

    More at source: KGW.com 

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  • 25 Aug 2017 11:19 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A federal lawsuit against the Detroit school district is officially over.

    U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith signed off on the dismissal of the lawsuit today, more than a week after the district's board of education approved a $28-million settlement with Sodexo Management, the janitorial services company.


    The board on Aug. 15 approved the settlement that would pay the company over two years, with the first payment of $16 million coming this month. Additional payments would be made of $2 million in February, $2 million in April and $8 million in August 2018.

    More at source: Detroit Free Press

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