From hot deserts and dry valleys to mild climates and mountainous terrain, providing janitorial services in the western U.S. comes with its own set of unique challenges. With clients’ needs vastly dependent on their location, this edition of SERVICES takes a look at some of the issues affecting BSCs in the west including: technological development, outsourcing, marketing, OSHA updates and tips on how to add lawn care and landscaping services to your existing business model.
Francisco Rodriguez has been jailed at the Suffolk County House of Corrections after being detained by ICE on July 13. Dozens of people have gathered at the jail to protest his detainment. Rodriguez belonged to the SEIU as a janitor at MIT.Services
Over 50 Janitors at St. Louis Lambert International Airport are joining the Service Employees International Union Local 1. Contract negotiations begin in the fall. This news comes only two months after a Chicago firm pulled a $15 million janitorial contract that was suppose to begin July 1.Services
The online form has been revised to better help users file a workplace complaint with the appropriate agency. The form now provides another option for submitting retaliation complaints to OSHA.Services
Hashtags are an inexpensive and effective form of word-of-mouth marketing. Take a look at how to use hashtags on social media to create the buzz for your janitorial business.Services
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.Services