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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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  • 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.”

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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.

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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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  • 19 Feb 2019 8:05 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    As part of his scheme, and to ensure that his fraudulent invoices were accepted, Bleicher paid a contractor working in the facilities department of Company 1 who was responsible for the janitorial supplies.

    Once that contractor left, Bleicher continued his fraudulent activity with the contractor’s replacement and rewarded him by buying him expensive dinners, taking him to professional sports games like the Philadelphia 76ers, and providing him with expensive wines.

    Later, Bleicher recruited an employee of Company 1 and gave her the fraudulent invoices to submit for payment.

    Bleicher admitted that he used the money he got from the scheme – $1,917,381,00 – on numerous personal expenditures, such as Rolex watches, two Rolls Royce automobiles, two Subaru automobiles, motorcycles, home renovations and college tuition for his children.

    More at source: NJ Today

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  • 17 Feb 2019 8:32 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    WARNING! - This is a biohazard cleaning situation. Any member, employee, or cleaning service that is cleaning any facility that processes or handles any deer, elk, or moose meat or anything that is related to wild game processing OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Standards should be followed. 

    CNN - Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.

    The disease affects the central nervous system and animals can show signs of drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and listlessness. It can make them more aggressive and less afraid of human contact, the center says.

    It's in the same family of disease as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which the CDC describes as "a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurodegenerative disorder."

    In Tennessee, cases of CWD as of Jan. 2019 include: 

    1. Fayette County
    2. Hardeman County

    In Virginia, the cases include: 

    1. Frederick
    2. Shenandoah

    The center says scientists believe the contagious disease is passed between animals through bodily fluids.

    More at source: WJHL

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