The Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) represents the leading cleaning contractors across North America and internationally. This alliance gives ISSA members access to BSCAI’s more than 1,800 members, as well as member pricing on BSCAI’s many educational tools and events. Since 2010, the association has co-located its annual convention with ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America, bringing the top BSCs together with ISSA members during the same week.
BSCAI’s CBSE and RBSM certifications signify that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in the building services profession. These designations also help contractors achieve elements of the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Certification Program.
For more information regarding BSCAI and its valuable programs, visit www.bscai.org.
IEHA represents in-house decision-makers responsible for housekeeping, environmental services, and janitorial services spanning health care, hospitality, education, governmental, and many other facility sectors. IEHA and ISSA are celebrating 10 years of convention co-location this year, as well as 10 years of a trusted partnership on education, certification, and other key initiatives.
In addition to the access this relationship provides to IEHA's more than 3,500 members, the two associations offer a joint membership for in-house service providers and BSCs.
IEHA's REH and CEH certifications recognize individuals for completing comprehensive coursework and management experience in cleaning, pest control, waste management, security, laundry and linen supervision. These designations also help organizations to achieve elements of the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). IEHA officially endorses CIMS and provides many business and training tools that can help organizations meet various elements of the standard.
For more information regarding IEHA and its valuable resources, visit www.ieha.org.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) represents 19,500 facility management decision-makers from a cross-section of facility types in private, public, and government sectors across the globe. The association strongly supports the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and works with ISSA to generate increased awareness of the importance cleaning plays in the facility management arena.
ISSA and IFMA work together to offer member pricing on select products or programs of interest to both constituencies. ISSA also recently worked with the IFMA Foundation to create the publications The Business of Green Cleaning and The Sustainability Guide to Green Cleaning.
For more information on IFMA’s comprehensive resources, visit www.ifma.org.
The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) was established to assist residential cleaning service owners and professionals in starting, promoting, building, and expanding their businesses. ARCSI is committed to providing valuable information to ensure the growth and development of its members' businesses.
ARCSI's mission is to provide members with a network of knowledge and experience throughout the industry, whether you are a veteran business owner, starting a new cleaning business, buying an existing business, or purchasing a franchise. By forging these connections, members benefit from new perspectives while also helping to foster profitable growth in the industry.
For more information about ARCSI and its beneficial offerings, visit www.arcsi.org.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a part of the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. NIOSH research is key to these efforts and provides practical solutions to identified problems. The Institute’s work in this area protects the safety and health of the nation's 155 million workers. NIOSH provides the only dedicated federal investment for research required to help prevent the societal cost of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the United States, estimated in 2007 at US$250 billion in medical costs and productivity losses alone.
NIOSH has started the Total Worker Health™ program as a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. ISSA’s participation in the NIOSH’s TWH program will help promote the value of clean in regard to worker safety, health, and productivity including cleaning for infection prevention and the prevention of slips, trips, and falls. It’s a fact that very few employers offer a comprehensive workplace health promotion program, and ISSA, as a NIOSH TWH affiliate, aims to increase awareness of the issues at hand and offer solutions to address them.
For more information about ISSA’s affiliation with NIOSH, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/affiliate.html.
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