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Monday, 07 November 2016 16:33

New OSHA Restrictions Delayed Until Dec. 1

OSHA’s newly written anti-retaliation provisions, that included restrictions on subjective post-accident drug testing, have been delayed until December 1.

The commercial cleaning industry is one of many industries that are renovating how they provide employees with training material and continuing educational opportunities, according to the Harvard Business Review.
Monday, 24 October 2016 16:51

The Pros and Cons of Automated Vacuums

While still mainly a tool of residential cleaning, one author at Forbes takes a look at the overall pros and cons of owning an automated vacuum cleaner.
The first law in the U.S. that is specifically aimed toward eliminating sexual harassment in the janitorial industry was signed in September in California, according to the Bloomberg BNA.

OSHA published their final rules on how to handle whistle-blower complaints under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

A college-educated janitor answers questions on what it is like to go from the white-collar industry to a blue-collar job. In the Atlantic, Ciro Gutierrez, a cleaner at the University of Connecticut, talks about how working in this industry has become a rewarding career path.

Every year on Oct. 2, custodial workers and business service contractors are recognized for the hard work they do to keep offices, schools, hospitals and other commercial locations in top shape. At Fullerton College in California, students took the day as a chance to highlight the importance of the work done by these men and women.

In Boston, a potential janitors strike that would have affected several thousand office buildings has been avoided thanks to a tentative 4-year agreement that will have over 9,000 janitors earning $20 an hour at the end of the contract. The union, which represents an estimated 13,000 janitors, pushed for wage increases and more full-time job opportunities to allow workers access to employer-paid health care, according to an article in the Boston Globe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have outlined the risks and debunked the myths of workers’ safety during flood cleanup and restoration.

Now that the storm has passed, government workers and private contractors are uniting to begin cleaning up the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Federal money has been allocated to help affected states repair damaged infrastructure, according to Reuters

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