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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.

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.

In an effort to combat the ongoing problem of harassment and wage theft in the cleaning industry, a new California law, the Property Service Workers Protection Act, is cracking down on sexual harassment and requiring employers to keep wage records for three years.

Falls Facility Services, a commercial cleaning and facility management company, talks about their clients, their employees and how they manage the ever-changing tide of the commercial cleaning industry.

Ensuring employers and workers are aware of the risks, have the necessary equipment and are knowledgeable about the situation is one way to ensure your cleaning company is prepared for dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters and other emergencies.

One of the newest campaigns launched by OSHA is asking employers to review their safety and health programs. 

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