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OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down campaign encourages workers to take a moment to discus safety topics, view safety demonstrations and to set aside time for training in hazard recognition and fall prevention from May 8-12. These stand-downs are an effort to provide an opportunity for employers to talk about hazards, company safety policies as well as goals and expectations with their employees.

The Minneapolis Cleaning Company Two Bettys has been recognized by the US Small Business Administration.

With the continual development of high-rise projects occurring, KHON2 in Hawaii said that the demand for commercial window washers is at an all time high.

Former Marine Edward Burns. Jr and his company, Valor Cleaning Services, are being recognized by the Washington Department of Employment Security’s Hire-A-Vet program.

Owners of Good Neighbor Services, a company that provided housekeepers and janitors for luxury hotels, have pled guilty to what is being described as the largest fraud case of its kind for San Diego County.

Monday, 24 April 2017 14:30

OSHA Delays Crystalline Silica Standard

If you or your employees are working at a construction site, it is important to know that exposure to respirable crystalline silica can lead to serious health hazards such as silicosis, lung cancer, repository and kidney diseases. OSHA’s crystalline silica standard will begin on Sept. 23, 2017.

One janitor has received a $12,500 settlement after a suit claiming that an attempt to replace him for taking longer to clean the women’s restrooms was discriminatory based on sex, as he would pause cleaning to leave the restroom when a woman entered and resume once she left.

With the demand for professional cleaning on the rise, some janitorial companies say that their busiest time is March and April, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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