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  • 13 Sep 2019 8:04 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A badge issued to some Leadec Industrial Services workers at General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Leadec workers have been told to cross the picket line if GM hourly workers strike.

    A badge issued to some Leadec Industrial Services workers at General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Leadec workers have been told to cross the picket line if GM hourly workers strike. (Photo: Leadec Industrial Services employee)

    A local UAW leader has told janitorial workers at General Motors' manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to cross the picket line if GM hourly workers strike there.

    Leadec Industrial Services workers are caught in the middle as the clock winds down to the midnight Saturday deadline for GM and the UAW to reach a tentative agreement for a new contract.

    If the UAW does not reach an agreement with GM by deadline, the union can ask for an extension of the current contract and keep negotiating or order a strike against GM.

    More at source: Detroit Free Press

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  • 03 Sep 2019 8:13 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority held a special meeting on Wednesday to ensure that its janitorial employees are paid fairly and that Hollywood Burbank Airport has the best services.

    Authority members voted unanimously to cancel the airport’s conditional janitorial-services contract and office-lease agreement with a new company , United Maintenance Co. Inc. and instead awarded the contract and agreement to Diverse Facility Solutions Inc., known as DFS — the company that had held the contract previously.

    The Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Airport officials had awarded a contract to United Maintenance in July.

    The new three-year contract will be at a fixed total price of roughly $4.645 million..

    More at source: LA Times

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  • 27 Aug 2019 6:25 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    Certification Courses


    Now it is easy and affordable for you to get certified right from the comfort of your home 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. Since 2004 all of our cleaning certification programs have been included with membership at NO EXTRA CHARGE which are the very best certification courses available online today!  

    Certification is more than just a piece of paper - it shows commitment to your career, personal growth, safety, current business trends, and a dedication to business & industry. Members should never stop learning and certify at their own pace. 

    Becoming A Member Of IJCSA Is The Best Way To Gain All Your Training And Cleaning Certifications At The Most Affordable Price!

    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. Must pass all IJCSA Certification Courses prior to taking master certification course. 

    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 1 hour. All course materials available online.

    Biohazard Cleaning Certification (BCC)- The IJCSA Biohazard Cleaning Certification course is an advanced course for people seeking crime scene death cleanup training so they can start their own company, work for an existing company, or add this service onto an existing janitorial, cleaning, carpet cleaning, or flood damage restoration company. Average test certification time 4 hours. Average course study time 25 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. 40 hours as required by law. Average test 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 5-10 hours. All course materials available online.

    Green Cleaning 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 1 hour. Average course study time 2-4 hours. All course materials available online.

    Green Cleaning Masters Certification (GCMC)- Take your green cleaning service to the next level! The IJCSA Green Masters Certification provides critical skills and expert knowledge necessary for service owners and employees to successfully understand and perform green natural cleaning in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The course uses the most effective freeware and open-source tools in the industry today and provides an in-depth understanding of natural green cleaning. This green cleaning master certification course is critical for any serious green cleaning provider. Over 150 exam questions (75 Essay Format) will completely test your knowledge and understanding of current green cleaning situations and concerns affecting the janitorial and cleaning industry.  The most advanced green cleaning course available online today! Not for amateurs or green washersMust pass GCC (3 hours) and CHC (3 hours) prior to taking this certification course. Average test certification time 3 hours. Average course study time 12-15 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 1 hour. Average course study time 2-4 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 1/2 hour. Average course study time 1 hour. All course materials available online.



  • 27 Aug 2019 8:30 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson had intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids, and ordered it to pay the state $572 million in the first trial of a drug manufacturer for the destruction wrought by prescription painkillers.


    The amount fell far short of the $17 billion judgment that Oklahoma had sought to pay for addiction treatment, drug courts and other services it said it would need over the next 20 years to repair the damage done by the opioid epidemic.

    Prepare for your J&J cleaning and home products to be increased in price to cover this lawsuit. -Matt

    More at source: New York Times

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  • 19 Aug 2019 8:13 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — Dale Reich frequents cemeteries. But the graves he visits are those of people he's never met, and in lieu of flowers, he brings a bucket, scrub brush and bottle of Dawn.

    The 72-year-old Vietnam veteran has made it his mission in retirement to clean the headstones of veterans across Jefferson County and beyond. He's surpassed the 1,150 mark and recently completed nearly 200 at Fort Atkinson's Evergreen Cemetery.


    "I love these guys, the veterans here, and the wives who suffered along with them when they got back home again or maybe suffered because they didn't get back home again," Reich said as he washed the inscription of "Edward G. Hausen," a veteran of the Spanish-American War. 

    More at source: Star Tribune

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