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/INTERCLEAN 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.
IEHA represents in-house decision-makers responsible for housekeeping, environmental services, and janitorial services spanning health care, hospitality, education, governmental, and many other facility sectors. IEHA and ISSA are celebrating 10 years of convention co-location this year, as well as 10 years of a trusted partnership on education, certification, and other key initiatives.
In addition to the access this relationship provides to IEHA's more than 3,500 members, the two associations offer a joint membership for in-house service providers and BSCs.
IEHA's REH and CEH certifications recognize individuals for completing comprehensive coursework and management experience in cleaning, pest control, waste management, security, laundry and linen supervision. These designations also help organizations to achieve elements of the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). IEHA officially endorses CIMS and provides many business and training tools that can help organizations meet various elements of the standard.
For more information regarding IEHA and its valuable resources, visit www.ieha.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 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.
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