July 12, 2006
ISSA has created a one-of-a-kind Web network dedicated exclusively to the protection of the health and safety of workers in the cleaning industry, the latest step in the association’s ongoing alliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The site at www.issa.com/osha offers five topic pages focusing on: Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Cleaning Chemicals in the Workplace (Hazard Communication); Injury & Illness Recordkeeping; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace.
Each page provides detailed information on regulatory compliance obligations, plus tips and resources for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for employees in that area. Additionally, there are direct links to various compliance resources such as regulatory summaries, white papers, sample programs and plans, frequently asked question documents, and checklists.
By working side-by-side with OSHA, ISSA is uniquely positioned to provide crucial safety information to employers in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Become a Partner in Safety and Health
ISSA members can help support the ISSA/OSHA alliance and gain recognition as an “Association Partner in Safety and Health” in numerous ways:
- Volunteer to act as editorial support for one of the OSHA topic pages on www.osha.gov.
- Provide appropriate content for the Web network, such as sample written hazard communication programs, bloodborne pathogen training outlines, etc.
- Share occupational safety and health training modules that have been developed.
- Submit articles for publication on safety and health issues that are germane to the cleaning industry.
- Share company stories or case studies highlighting new or novel methods that were used to successfully address workplace safety and health hazards.
Members who actively support the ISSA/OSHA alliance will be publicly recognized by ISSA as an Association Partner in Safety and Health via www.issa.com, association periodicals, during the annual tradeshow, and various other ways that reward participants for their active involvement and support. Interested members should contact ISSA at 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800; e-mail, Bill Balek, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Wagner, email@example.com.