The Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) represents the leading cleaning contractors across North America and internationally. This alliance gives ISSA members access to BSCAI’s more than 1,800 members, as well as member pricing on BSCAI’s many educational tools and events. Since 2010, the association has co-located its annual convention with ISSA Show North America, bringing the top BSCs together with ISSA members during the same week.
BSCAI’s CBSE and RBSM certifications signify that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in the building services profession. These designations also help contractors achieve elements of the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Certification Program.
For more information regarding BSCAI and its valuable programs, visit www.bscai.org.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) represents 19,500 facility management decision-makers from a cross-section of facility types in private, public, and government sectors across the globe. The association strongly supports the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and works with ISSA to generate increased awareness of the importance cleaning plays in the facility management arena.
ISSA and IFMA work together to offer member pricing on select products or programs of interest to both constituencies. ISSA also recently worked with the IFMA Foundation to create the publications The Business of Green Cleaning and The Sustainability Guide to Green Cleaning.
For more information on IFMA’s comprehensive resources, visit www.ifma.org.
NIOSH’s Total Worker Health Affiliate Program
Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The NIOSH Total Worker Health approach advocates for a holistic understanding of the factors that contribute to worker well-being. Scientific evidence now supports what many safety and health professionals, as well as workers themselves, have long suspected—that risk factors in the workplace can contribute to health problems previously considered unrelated to work.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a part of the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. ISSA’s participation in the NIOSH’s TWH program will help promote the value of clean in regard to worker safety, health, and productivity including cleaning for infection prevention and the prevention of slips, trips, and falls.
For more information about ISSA’s affiliation with NIOSH, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/affiliate.html.
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is an independent board that is accountable for the due process, outcomes, and ratification of the SASB Standards. SASB Standards guide the disclosure of financially material sustainability information by companies to their investors. Available for 77 industries, the Standards identify the subset of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues most relevant to financial performance in each industry.
ISSA’s Sustainability Council approved an alliance membership with Value Reporting Foundation Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards to directly assist with standards development for sustainability so that the voice of ISSA’s members will be heard. As part of the alliance membership, ISSA will work with Value Reporting Foundation to provide content, standards, and support related to the reporting of data points supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) that are relevant to the financial performance of the industry.
For more information about SASB, visit https://www.sasb.org.
ISSA’s alliance with SourceAmerica benefits their network of nonprofits agencies by offering resources and tools through membership, as well as training, certifications, and standards programs that create even more opportunity for people with disabilities. We are champions for employment choices and opportunities for people with disabilities. We advocate for a more accessible and inclusive future of work. We amplify the capabilities of the nonprofit agencies in our network that hire people with disabilities. We create jobs by building strong partnerships with the federal government and connecting our customers to industry-leading products and services.
For more information on ISSA’s affiliation with SourceAmerica, please contact the membership team.
Policy is a powerful tool to promote green cleaning in schools. ISSA and the Healthy Schools Campaign have helped enact changes to local and state legislation regarding green cleaning in schools in many states.
Additionally, the Healthy Schools Campaign and Green Seal® have partnered to create a verifiable program for healthy and sustainable facilities management procurement and practices for educational facilities nationwide. The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program combines HSC’s Green Schools program with Green Seal’s standards and certifications.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an ANSI-accredited standards-setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering, and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 certified firms and 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries.
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