ISSA: Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Adds Wow!
Get ready! ISSA is adding a number of elements to this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN Las Vegas show that are guaranteed to make you say “Wow!”
- Experience the ISSA Zone, including an Internet cafe, deli, and sports bar right on the show floor. A daily buffet area will offer a hot-lunch option and plenty of seating for quick meetings while a host of other food and beverage locations including “themed” eateries will be scattered throughout the show floor. And exhibitors can now offer food and beverages in their booths another first!
- Looking for a fast, fun way to identify the latest developments in the cleaning industry? Attend the ISSA Product Innovation Fashion Show. Held hourly Wednesday and Thursday during the show-floor hours, the “fashion” show will feature real models displaying the latest innovations submitted by exhibitors. Be sure to vote for your favorites to earn a chance to win a paid trip to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Chicago 2006! Winners of the ISSA Product Innovation Awards will be announced Thursday at 3 p.m.
- Yet another first: The ISSA Roll Out the Red Carpet Happy Hour will be held right on the show floor, assuring the perfect setting to mix and mingle with the industry’s leaders and top suppliers. Attendees will receive two free drink tickets and free hors d’oeuvres.
These are just a few of the new and exciting events in store for you at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Las Vegas. To register, call toll-free, 800-225-4772,
or visit issa.com/show, and get
ready for “Wow!”
Proper Trainer Training
Nowhere is training more vital than in the labor-intensive contract-cleaning business. Yet how well your employees are trained still comes down to the abilities of those teaching them.
EPA to Launch Labeling Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forming a partnership among EPA, cleaning product manufacturers, and other interested parties to develop a voluntary environmental labeling program for chemical cleaning products.
The program is expected to model an “environmental scorecard” that allows companies to present factual information on several environmental attributes.
The EPA intends to kick off this effort with a Sept. 1, 2005, public meeting at the EPA’s campus in North Carolina with presentations from the EPA, the cleaning products industry, the Federal Trade Commission, and the environmental community.
The September meeting will culminate in the formation of a joint industry, government and public work group that will undertake development of the program. In addition, several “subgroups” will be formed that will address specific issues, such as various product attributes, marketing, verification and other related topics.
Mold Legislation Vetoed
Florida Governor Jeb Bush has vetoed HB 315, legislation that would have established various regulations for home inspectors, mold assessors, and mold remediators.
Bush stated that he supports efforts to protect the public from “unscrupulous business practices,” but indicated that he is concerned that HB 315 would have unintended consequences, including putting some legitimate and responsible employers out of business. Specifically, Bush noted that the bill would harm employees and companies that cannot complete the bill’s education and training requirements by the January 1, 2006, deadline.
Bush also criticized HB 315 as being ambiguous and without clear guidance to the regulated community, noting, for example, that the bill does not establish clear educational and examination requirements and noted that the bill arbitrarily requires high school and college degrees.
Bush has directed the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to work with various stakeholders to develop mold legislation for consideration in the next legislative session.
For more information, please contact Bill Balek at 800-225-4772.
Welcome New ISSA Members!
|ABS Janitorial Service, LLC Dallas, TX
Advance Management, Inc. (AMI) Harmon, GU
All Brite Janitor Service, Inc. Georgetown, ON
ARC Imperial Plaza, Inc. Richmond, VA
BCI Business Clean, Inc. St. Charles, IL
BG Service Solutions Kansas City, MO
BG Service Solutions, A Div. of BGM Industries, Inc. Columbia, MO
The Boeing Co. Seattle, WA
Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
Centre d’Entretien Dupont Montreal, QC
City of Lenexa Lenexa, KS
Commercial Property Maintenance Phoenix, AZ
East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie, LA
W.F. Harrah College of Hotel Admin.-UNLV Las Vegas, NV
Hi-Vac Janitorial Orlando, FL
Johnson Controls Plano, TX
Jordan School District Sandy, UT
Kellermeyer Building Services, LLC Maumee, OH
Kinzler’s Janitorial Joliet, IL
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Las Vegas, NV
Les 1001 Travaux d’Entretien Boisbriand, QC
Manitowoc City Public Works Manitowoc, WI
MBM Building Maintenance, Inc. Vaughan, ON
McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, NV
Miami University Oxford, OH
New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) Albany, NY
NISH Vienna, VA
|Ohio University Athens, OH
Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL
P&R Enterprises, Inc. Falls Church, VA
Penn State University University Park, PA
Pine Crest Nursing Home Merrill, WI
PJS of Texas Austin, TX
Porter Industries, Inc. Loveland, CO
Rockwood School District Grover, MO
Safeguard Services, Inc. Pembroke Pines, FL
Somerset Medical Center Westfield, NJ
St. Luke’s Hospital Chesterfield, MO
State Farm Insurance Bloomington, IL
Swartz Cleaning Service Lansdale, PA
United Center Chicago, IL
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
Williams College Williamstown, MA
Individual ISP Members
Peter Ritchie, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Toronto, ON
Edward Smith III, Huntsville City Schools Huntsville, AL
Scott Vreeman, Olmsted County Facilities Rochester, MN
Steve Johnston, Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Ottumwa, IA
Brenda Sue Davidson, Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH
John Morgan, Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball, TX
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