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  • 18 Mar 2019 8:07 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It’s the last weekend of winter and on Wednesday we’ll be welcoming spring.

    With warmer temperatures on the way, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While scrubbing, dusting and mopping, it’s important to stay healthy.

    First, check the labels. The American Lung Association suggests choosing products that have no, or low amounts of things called VOC’s, volatile organic compounds. Many cleaning products, such as aerosol sprays and chlorine bleach, release these dangerous chemicals. The gases can irritate your eyes, nose and throat, make you nauseous and can even damage your central nervous system.

    Tips to stay safe during spring cleaning

    Also, make sure the room or space you are cleaning is ventilated. If you're using harsher cleaners like bleach, wear gloves or other protective clothing to avoid contact with your skin.

    More at source: Wave 3 News

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  • 14 Mar 2019 7:19 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Attention Members: 

    We are launching the New IJCSA Buyers Guide and need your help. If you purchased any service or product that you are extremely happy with please forward this email to your supplier. They can claim a free listing in the new buyers guide. 

    The type of companies we want: Website design services, janitorial suppliers, tax accountants, payroll companies, specialty service companies, or special product distributors, travel companies, natural green cleaning product suppliers, attorneys, business software solutions.. etc...  pretty much any company that you would recommend that gave you outstanding service and would give good service to other members. 

    - You can also use this advertising opportunity for them as a special thank you to them for giving you great service. 

    Thank You, Matt | IJCSA

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    New! Launching the IJCSA Buyers Guide and seeking companies that would like to offer our members specials & deals on their products or services. Do you have a service or product that may be beneficial to our 4300+ members? Create your free account here: https://www.ijcsa.org/2019-Buyers-Guide-Listing/

  • 12 Mar 2019 10:28 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    CDC Reports Second Wave Of Severe Flu Cases

     (KCCI) – Flu activity is still high across the U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control says the season may not have peaked yet but there’s a second wave of severe infections impacting some states.

    According to the latest weekly report, between October 1st and March 2nd, there were as many as 26.3 million flu illnesses.


    But hospitalization rates are a lot lower than last season.

    Health experts advise everyone six months and older to get their flu shot.

    More at source: WLTZ & CDC

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  • 08 Mar 2019 6:16 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Over 1000+ ABM cabin cleaning, janitorial workers getting laid off at Atlanta airport

    The official notice states "This action is expected to be a permanent action for ABM, and we understand that DGS [Delta Global Services] will be assuming this contract effective April 12, 2019," according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.


    1,121 Atlanta employees will be laid off this time around.

    "Delta Air Lines is transitioning the cabin cleaning and janitorial services contract at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to another supplier, DGS, effective April 12," ABM spokesperson Jennifer Miller said in an email to Atlanta Business Chronicle...

    More At Source: 11 Alive NBC

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  • 05 Mar 2019 10:01 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    More and more cleaning services adding on personalized services that clients need & want. Will this shoe cleaning service catch on in the US? -Matt 

    Ireland’s first runner cleaning company wants your dirty sneakers

    Ireland’s first professional sneaker care company is called Kultur.

    Grubby sneakers can let you down, but it’s a chore trying to clean them. Now two Dubliners have set up Ireland’s first professional sneaker care company called Kultur doing away with that tedious and messy task. Tony O Brien and Ben Mulligan have between them clocked up more than a decade working with global brands including Vodafone and Jameson and have a sharp understanding of customer service.

    More at source: Irish Times

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  • 28 Feb 2019 12:31 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    There’s a lot for concern there, but depending on who you ask, the uncertainty of a disinfected hotel room can easily top the list. No matter how much a housekeeper dusts, vacuums and scrubs, there will always be pesky microbes and allergens left in a room’s air. 


    Enter the ever-innovative Danes, and their new Hotel Ottilia, in recently revamped Carlsberg City. Each of the boutique’s 155 rooms utilizes a technology called “CleanCoat,” which breaks down bacteria, makes housekeepers’ lives easier and helps you sleep better. 

    It’s an invisible, odorless, antibacterial spray with an active ingredient of titanium dioxide (normally found in sunscreen and food additives) that removes contaminants from a room.

    More At Source: Real Clear Life

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  • 26 Feb 2019 12:10 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Cincinnati, names the Bengals, Hamilton County and Aramark Business Facilities, the company that provides janitorial services at the stadium.

    Scott Poston, of Fort Thomas, attended the Oct. 14, 2018 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with his son. He says he's been a season ticket holder for more than 20 years.


    Poston said he slipped when he was walking into the bathroom in Section 149.

    According to the lawsuit, here’s what caused him to fall:

    Someone vomited inside a stall, and stadium personnel tried to clean it up using a substance, called “D-Vour.”

    More at source: Cincinnati.com 

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  • 25 Feb 2019 8:54 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A store manager who claimed that an on-the-job fall was to blame for spinal injuries necessitating surgery was paid a $1.5 million settlement on Jan. 7 in his Monmouth County suit against the company tasked with cleaning the store, Giannone v. Professional Janitorial Maid Services.


    On the early morning of May 30, 2014, Frank Giannone, then 57, was at the Marshalls store on Central Avenue in Clark, opening up the store for employees to enter and begin working. As he walked from the front doors back to his office, he slipped and fell on a wet floor, he claimed in his suit, which named as a defendant Professional Janitorial Maid Services LLC of Eatontown, which provided cleaning services for the store.

    More at source: Law.com

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    Slip and fall, lawsuit, slip & fall cleaning service, janitorial insurance for slip and fall 



  • 22 Feb 2019 8:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    With the recent polar vortex and all the cold weather still hanging around much of the nation, spring cleaning might be the last thing on your mind. And that's fine, for now.


    But before you know it, the sun will be shining bright, birds will be chirping relentlessly and flowers will be budding. You'll definitely want to open the windows, get some fresh air and scrub away all the grimy remnants from the long cold winter. 

    More at source: Kim Komando

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