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  • 02 Oct 2023 11:23 AM | Brandon Lanford

    Have flood damage, and you're not sure who to call to rescue the mess? Look no further than than the IJCSA flood damage restoration database, located at Simply search for a provider located near you, and take comfort in the fact that you'll have the most qualified group coming to restore the damaged property.

  • 02 Oct 2023 9:55 AM | Cameron Smith

    Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are in human blood and has the potential to cause various disease if exposed. These diseases may include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, malaria, and syphilis. The CDC reported that approximately 5.6 million healthcare and janitorial service workers are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Therefore, we must maintain gaining knowledge of bloodborne pathogens.

    It's important to have knowledge of bloodborne pathogens because when knowledge is applied correctly it reduces the potential of a threat. Continually educating yourself on OSHA guidelines keeps the employer and their employees safe, also eliminates exposure in the workplace. With the training and guidelines of OSHA, it teaches us that we should treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated since there is no way to differentiate between infected fluids and non-infected fluids.

    In conclusion, educating ourselves about bloodborne pathogens should remain our priority. Annually educating ourselves and employees on the proper clean up of bodily fluids will continue to ensure workplace safety. Taking the initiative to meet OSHA guidelines will help you and others around you by limiting exposure.

  • 02 Oct 2023 8:38 AM | Johnny Perlata

    Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms that can be present in human blood and bodily fluids, posing a serious health risk to those who come into contact with them. In environments such as hospitals, clinics, and even commercial spaces, cleaning employees and staff play a crucial role in maintaining cleanliness and preventing the spread of diseases. It is essential for these individuals to have a thorough understanding of bloodborne pathogens and proper protocols to ensure their own safety and that of others.

    First and foremost, knowledge about bloodborne pathogens equips cleaning employees and staff with the necessary information to handle potentially hazardous situations with caution. They learn about the various pathogens, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and how these diseases can be transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. By understanding the risks involved, they can take appropriate measures to protect themselves, such as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves, masks, and gowns. This knowledge empowers them to be proactive in preventing accidental exposure and subsequent infections.

    Secondly, cleaning employees who are well-informed about bloodborne pathogens can implement proper cleaning and disinfection protocols to ensure the safety of the environment they work in. They learn about the importance of using appropriate disinfectants that are effective against bloodborne pathogens and how to properly handle and dispose of contaminated materials. These employees are trained to identify potential areas of contamination and take swift action to clean and sanitize them, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination and the spread of infectious diseases. Their expertise plays a significant role in creating and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for both staff and visitors.

    Lastly, knowledge of bloodborne pathogens allows cleaning employees and staff to educate others and raise awareness about the importance of infection control. They can effectively communicate the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens to coworkers, patients, and visitors, promoting a culture of safety and responsibility. By sharing information on proper hand hygiene, safe disposal of sharps, and general infection prevention practices, they contribute to a healthier and more secure workplace for everyone.

    In conclusion, understanding bloodborne pathogens is of utmost importance for cleaning employees and staff. It enables them to protect themselves from potential infections, implement effective cleaning and disinfection protocols, and educate others on infection control. By equipping these individuals with the necessary knowledge and training, we can create a safer and healthier environment, reducing the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens and ensuring the well-being of all.
  • 02 Oct 2023 8:07 AM | Blanca Arroyo

    Are you seeking a reliable and trustworthy home cleaning service? Look no further! The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (IJCSA) is your go-to resource for finding top-notch residential cleaning providers. With a directory of IJCSA Members dedicated to delivering exceptional cleaning services, you can trust that your home will receive the care and attention it deserves.

    When it comes to maintaining a clean and healthy living space, IJCSA Members excel in providing professional home cleaning services. Whether you need a one-time deep clean, regular maintenance, or specialized cleaning solutions, the IJCSA directory offers a convenient search feature to help you find the perfect cleaning provider near you. Simply visit and explore the wide range of cleaning professionals available.

    By choosing an IJCSA Member, you can expect a team of experienced and trained professionals who prioritize customer satisfaction. These experts understand the unique cleaning needs of residential settings and utilize industry-leading techniques and equipment to ensure a thorough and effective clean. From dusting and vacuuming to kitchen and bathroom sanitation, their services cover all aspects of home cleaning.

    Experience the difference that IJCSA Members bring to residential cleaning. Visit the IJCSA directory today at to find a cleaning provider near you. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a sparkling clean home, courtesy of professionals who take pride in their work. Your home deserves the best, and IJCSA Members are here to deliver exceptional home cleaning services tailored to your needs.

  • 02 Oct 2023 7:16 AM | Samantha Otstot


    Just how important are janitors and janitorial staff to our daily lives? Think about this, in every place of business there is a need for cleanliness, and in most places, sanitation. Effective janitorial services have the knowledge to properly clean each area. 

    Janitors and janitorial staff are the backbone of a clean space. We are there to ensure each of you have a clean space to work, eat, and use the restroom. This is an important role, and responsibility for each of us! We are important because we bring the knowledge, and passion to your daily lives! 

    Along with the clean spaces we provide, we also ensure that you have the supplies that you'll need to do your part in helping maintain a sanitary environment. Such as toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, hand soap and more! Can you picture a restroom with no toilet paper? Yuck! 

    Here with the IJSCA, we take pride in our skills and knowledge. Certified help is a priceless piece of mind!  Here is a link to our directory!

  • 01 Oct 2023 11:42 PM | William Green

    How Important Are Janitors & Janitorial Staff To Our Daily Lives

    Janitors are extremely important to our day to day lives. Just think without janitors, going to the hospitals with bodily fluids and trash everywhere. I can tell you now that you would probably walk out. Or what about going to the grocery store and seeing trash and old food all over the floor, again you would probably walk out.

    Janitors make up the back ground of the world but without janitors the world would be a complete mess. Mostly every company in the world that allows customer access to their facility should understand that customer service starts with a clean waiting area.  If you agree, you are at the right place. Please see IJCSA's Janitorial Service Directory- for all your janitorial needs.

    Before I let you go, you should understand when go to the bank, gym, store, or even events that it take a lot of effort from great men and women to have cleaned up the place so you could enjoy the best experiences of your lives.   Please see a janitor, thank a janitor.

  • 01 Oct 2023 9:13 PM | Anonymous

    Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood and other bodily fluids. Such pathogens can cause diseases like hepatitis B and C, HIV, and other infections. For cleaning employees and staff, it's essential to understand the risks associated with exposure to bloodborne pathogens and take necessary precautions to prevent infection.

    Firstly, cleaning employees are at high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in their line of work. They come in contact with blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids while cleaning surfaces, bathrooms, and restrooms. It's important for them to understand the risks and how to protect themselves from infection. They need to use proper personal protective equipment such as gloves, face masks, and eye protection when cleaning, to reduce the risk of infection.

    Secondly, cleaning employees need to know the correct procedures for handling and disposing of contaminated items. This includes understanding the correct methods for cleaning, decontaminating, and disposing of biohazardous waste. If not disposed of properly, these materials can potentially spread bloodborne pathogens and pose a risk to the public.

    Thirdly, cleaning staff need to be trained on how to respond to exposure incidents. In the event of an exposure, employees should immediately report the incident to their supervisor and seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will help reduce the risk of infection and ensure that employees receive the necessary medical care and support.

    Finally, it's essential for cleaning employees to have a comprehensive understanding of the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard. This standard outlines specific requirements for employers to protect their employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Employers must provide proper training, personal protective equipment, and other safeguards to prevent the spread of infection.

    In conclusion, cleaning employees and staff must have a comprehensive understanding of bloodborne pathogens and the measures required to prevent infection. Proper training, protective equipment, and procedures for handling bio hazardous waste are critical for ensuring the safety of employees, as well as the general public. By providing the necessary education and support, employers can help their cleaning employees and staff stay safe and healthy in the workplace.

  • 01 Oct 2023 8:27 PM | Fatima Escalante

    It is important for cleaning employees to be aware of bloodborne pathogens and the risks that come from them. But first we need to understand what they are. Bloodborne pathogens are disease-causing microorganisms in human blood which include HBV and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    It's essential for employers to have knowledge on the procedures that are used to be cautious to help prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens. One way could be by taking special training classes to increase their knowledge on precautions they can take. Without these training classes the employees could be at risk of getting infected if the proper measures aren't taken.

    In conclusion following the right steps when dealing with body fluids/ blood could prevent life threatening diseases in the workplace. 

  • 01 Oct 2023 6:39 PM | Anthony Epps

    When it comes to cleaning healthcare facilities, know-how and what to use to properly clean the hospital and maintain a clean environment for the patient and staff. For cleaning company to clean a hospital, they should be certification in cleaning and healthcare location. OSHA has set up good practices to follow.

    Following the polices from OSHA can ensure the cleaning services is properly being used. PPE use can help prevent cross containment. Cleaning to top to bottom and clockwise cleaning a room. Disinfection solution to wipe down hard surfaces and soft surfaces. Gloves should be changed every three-patient room. Washing hands is important to reduce the risk of diseases, such as HBV, HCV, HIV. 

    For more information on this topic Janitorial Service Directory.  In addition to practices the CDC guidelines for are healthcare environments. Medical cleaning certification is essential in the upkeep of a clean hospital.

  • 01 Oct 2023 4:58 PM | Anonymous member

    Medical cleaning practices are very strict in the sense that there are rules to follow when it comes to the cleaning. Since medical facilities need to be properly clean to avoid patient getting sick medical cleaning practices can benefit residential and commercial places. The majority of people won’t be familiar with some of the rules and proper methods went dealing with cleaning chemical.

    Some of those standards can help other residential and commercial situations in the sense that if they can implement a higher standard of cleaning there would be less people getting sick. There would be a lower number of people calling in sick to work and to school. Medical cleaning practices implementation at home can also help you avoid going to the doctor because of bacteria’s or virus that could have been avoidable if we were to do a deeper cleaning with the right cleaning chemicals. 

    A good idea to implement is to have a higher standardard level of cleaning for all types of situations, for homes and work places. By implementing medical cleaning practices across the board we can have a better control when it comes to people getting sick. According to the CDC, cleaning alone effectively reduces the number of microorganisms on contaminated equipment. Now imagine having the knowledge to use the correct chemicals it can really impact us in a good way.

    Now, that we are in a pandemic cleaning is crucial and knowing and implementing the high standards of medical cleaning can keep a better control of the spread. For example, knowing that we should clean with color rags that way we are not cross contaminating areas and knowing about how to correctly use chemical that can kill harmful virus and germs. Check out find a certified company that can help you in the process.

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