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  • 22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM | Christoff Neely

    Have you ever wondered about the health and welfare of others? How about your loved ones that sleep under your roof? Is it such a big deal if I use the same chemicals that I grew up using? If you ever thought of any of those things, then keep reading.

    In today's environment, we are more self aware and educated in terms of the chemicals we use and the effects that it can have on your overall health. IJCSA has an array of certified professionals that can help educate you on a variety of green products that can clean your space without the harmful and harsh effects. No more toxic scents invading the sanctity of your personal space.

    Contact your nearest IJCSA green cleaning professional today found below for more consultation.

       Green Cleaning Service Directory.


  • 22 Sep 2020 7:08 PM | Christoff Neely

    Cleaning Green has become a common staple in the cleaning industry nowadays. In the world today, many customers are understandably concerned about the Coronavirus and it's impending impact on our everyday lives and in turn the chemicals used in the fight against it and it's effects on the environment.  

    Green Products can be very beneficial to your business; hence even your bottom line. These products overall are not harsh to our environments. Also using these products show your customers and staff that you truly care for their well being as well as for the environment. 

    Caring about your own health is reason enough to choose green to keep our land staying clean, green and pristine!

  • 22 Sep 2020 7:02 PM | Duchene Joseph

    There are two main reasons as to why janitorial work and the people who do that for a living are just as important as any other working human being.

    Firstly, janitors and custodians work to serve others. They do their job in order to meet the needs of others. This aspect of their job is the basis of every other job out there, regardless of products or services being sold. Every public facility, public restrooms, work offices, hospitals and hotels, and restaurants to name a few, need janitorial services. Without them, there would be a lot of disgusting buildings and mad people around. There is a need for this type of work just like any other, so why look down upon the people doing it for you.

    Secondly, by performing janitorial services on a facility, a partnership is created between the service and the company they are cleaning for in order to serve the customers. The janitorial service is needed in order to keep customers or visitors happy. Take for instance a hospital. These doctors and nurses are giving high-quality care to patients. They rely on the cleanliness of their hospital to keep things sanitized and keeping patients feeling welcomed and not grossed out. Many people are coming in and out of hospitals so janitorial services are critical for their practice. Every time someone cleans for a company building, they are partnering with that specific company with is a great opportunity to keep both ends of the partnership valuable.  

    Don’t be sucked into the culture where these people are below you because they’re just as important as you. Not one person’s job is more important than another. Janitors and custodians deserve to be treated with respect and not looked down upon. If it weren’t for them, there would be a lot of places you visit that you would not return to. A job that serves people well is a meaningful one.  

    https://www.ijcsa.org/Janitorial-Service-Directory-Find-A-Janitorial-Service-JanitorialServices

  • 22 Sep 2020 6:08 PM | Blayne Casler

    OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard is a federal OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.1030) that prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risk from this exposure. Health hazards include but are not limited to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Malaria, Brucellosis, Syphilis, West Nile Virus, etc.

    Knowledge of bloodborne pathogens is important because, when applied correctly, it reduces risk potential to threats of viruses. The training guidelines of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard teaches us that all bodily fluids should be treated as if they are contaminated. To eliminate exposure in the workplace, continuing and annual education should be applied to all employees and employers.

    Bloodborne Pathogen standards and application of these standards should be prioritized by all workers that come into contact with potential bodily fluid contact. labeling or color-coding is sufficient enough to let all employees know that compliance with the Universal Precautions is required. A knowledgeable and confident team will increase the value of your services to your customers while creating a great working environment for your team. 




  • 22 Sep 2020 5:46 PM | David Ryder

    Cleaning up bloodborne pathogens is the right way is essential to keeping your employees safe. Showing them how to properly will help prevent them from getting sick on contacting anything. They have to know that you have to take seriously when cleaning up. 

    Show your employees the proper PPE to use when cleaning bloodborne pathogens up. Show them how to use SHARP containers. Also show them how to dispose of them everything afterwards.

    Bloodborne cleanup is more common then most people think. Being safe and making sure everything is cleaned up is important. If is the cleanup is to much for you to handle contact your supervisor and they will figure out how to clean it up.

  • 22 Sep 2020 4:52 PM | Anthony Blair

    Here at IJCSA, we have personnel specialized in residential and commercial Carpet and rug cleaning.

    Please browse the extensive list of IJCSA certified Carpet Cleaning Specialists. We have over ten year's, of industry leading practiced professionals. The benefits, of hiring a certified IJCSA Carpet Cleaning Specialist are, customer service, value, and exceptional quality service.

    All Graduates of IJCSA have studied, trained and been tested to earn your business. Choose IJCSA today for your carpet cleaning need's. If you need a Carpet Cleaning Specialist, please visit the link below. Thank you for choosing IJCSA for your Carpet Cleaning need's. Carpet Cleaning Directory

  • 22 Sep 2020 4:30 PM | Virginia Dickerson

    First impressions are key to a successful business, without over the top customer service skills you won't last a day, making it that much harder to keep the clients you have.

    Customer service is about satisfying our clients at all cost. Keeping an open line of communication is key to establishing great customer service skills, who wants to talk to a grump or get treated as if what you said had no relevence?

    Our teams specialize in great customer service, that is why we continue to evolve on a daily. Networking is something else we do here at IJCSA, while we are working hard at obtain a client base for our own companies we also lift one another and help promote each other.

    We work for you, that means you get it like Burger King, "you  can have it your way". Serving you is what we do, and if we do it to your wants, needs and liking there is no way to go wrong.

    We pride our selves in our work, our ability to tackle the job at hand with professionalism and friendly service is our specialty. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

    If you are from the 509 and need help packing check out these few differant companies for your every cleaning need. 

    1. From The Bottom 2 The Top LLC
    2. 509 Packing and Cleaning 
    3. The Cleaning Brothers LLC
    4. Lisa Brickman LLC
  • 22 Sep 2020 3:44 PM | Jonathan Dove

    Janitorial staff serve a fundamental need in our offices, communal workspaces, and learning facilities.  Maintaining a standard of cleanliness is incredibly important for the well being of the community. Ensuring the basic health of the community is the function of the janitorial professional, and understanding the standards and best practices of the janitorial profession is critical to delivering excellent service to our customers.

    We generally expect to walk into a business that is clean and in order, so from a business value perspective janitorial service is critical.  We serve as not only the cleaners of the establishment, but the experts that can consult on best practices and risk assessment of areas.

    In the government and educational space janitorial services play a critical role.  Ensuring the safety of our children in the spaces that they learn is an incredibly important responsibility.  Parents, students, teachers and faculty benefit from the janitorial service.

  • 22 Sep 2020 3:36 PM | Shevon Anatole

    Firstly the employee must know what is bloodborne Pathogens, they are organisms present in the blood that can cause diseases in humans. These Pathogens can be Hepatitis B, HIV- immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus etc. Which will eventually lead to the infected individual dead.

    These pathogens comes into contact with employees through their mucus membrane or their mouth. or if there is a break in the skin, bits, cuts. These pathogens can be found in body fluids such as blood, saliva, other body fluids. Know that these fluids are very infectious and must be handle carefully. At all times all body fluids and blood must be handle properly, using universal precautions. Personal protective gears must be worn at all times.

    To dispose of the contaminated items, they must be place is bags that are recommended for high infectious materials. While coming in contact or you have been exposed to any of the blood pathogen materials, you must notify your supervisor immediately, and then your health care provider.


  • 22 Sep 2020 1:56 PM | Dora Valencia

    As we all know, all of the sudden the changes has forced themselves up on us,  we must adjust and make changes in order to stay on top and move on. 

    The whole meaning of clean has totally changed for good, so for me as janitor doing house cleaning, this Coronavirus has forced me to take the concept of cleaning to the next level, so now it's not longer about general cleaning but is also much more disinfection. People want it and are demanding it, and I'm glad to provide a professional service that will help keep everyone safe. 

    They said with every crisis there comes an opportunity, not that I wanted it this way to happen, but it is here and somebody has to do the cleaning properly, --that's why I'm with IJCSA taking this highly accredited certification  

       

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