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On Aug. 1, the Injury Tracking Application will allow employers to electronically submit the required injury and illness data from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A.

House Bill 3279 was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives to protect janitorial subcontractors in Oregon from wage theft and sexual assault. This bill follows a similar bill passed in California in 2016.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Diversified Maintenance System, LLC., for having an “ongoing pattern” of denying African-American applicants employment based on their race, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

OSHA has proposed a delay in the date for the compliance rule requiring employers to submit electronic reports for injury and illness from July 1 to Dec. 1. The delay will give OSHA an opportunity to give the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule further review.

The Waco City Council is preparing to start outsourcing its janitorial services beginning as early as this fall. Officials for this Texan city have suggested outsourcing as a way to reduce the city’s $1 million janitorial budget by one-third, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

From developing systems to continuing education, the Entrepreneur.com has 13 ways for you to create and keep a successful cleaning business.

A viral news story helped ABC7 newsroom janitor Keanon Kyles gain the confidence to take an opportunity to apply for an opera in Scotland. He was offered a part in the Clyde Opera Group’s production of La Boheme and was flown to Glasgow last summer. Now, he’s been offered a lead performance with the company.

The heat illness prevention campaign is aiming to educate employers and workers on how to stay healthy and hydrated while working in that summer sun.

Monday, 26 June 2017 15:07

Amazon Designs Robo-Janitor

In an effort to keep automated warehouses clean, Amazon has laid out diagrams for a robot that could monitor stations and alert a central control system if there is an out-of-place object. The patent suggests that the robot could even carry an automated squeegee or brush for floor cleaning.

Three BART janitors made a combined $365,000 in overtime pay in the last year through their work on some of the dirtiest stations in downtown San Francisco.

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