Articles | Regulatory


California Revises VOC Regulations
Bill Balek | August 23, 2022

On Monday, August 1, 2022, California finalized its amendments to its Regulations for Reducing VOC Emissions from Consumer Products that were approved...read more


Advocating For Healthy Workplaces
John Nothdurft | July 22, 2022

Since ISSA launched its Healthy and Safe Workplace Tax Credit advocacy campaign two years ago, the association has seen incredible advocacy engagement...read more


Straight Talk: The Value and Impact of Cleaning Industry Standards
Jeff Cross | July 18, 2022

Every cleaning professional is familiar with standards. These rules and regulations assist with the benchmarking of work, validating services, and allowing organizations...read more


Reinstated Superfund Excise Tax Imposed on Certain Chemical Substances
Bill Balek | June 22, 2022

Manufacturers and distributors of cleaning products may soon see surcharges related to the Superfund Excise Tax on invoices in the not-too-distant future....read more


SEC Proposed Rule Would Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
Bill Balek | June 10, 2022

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new rule that would require and standardize publicly traded companies’ climate-change disclosures to...read more


Straight Talk: Floor Testing for Safety
Jeff Cross | May 13, 2022

Facility managers and cleaning professionals have a duty to protect the public from injuries from slips, trips, and falls and their clients...read more


The Inside Story: IICRC’s New Consumer Resources for Certified Techs and Firms
Jeff Cross | April 13, 2022

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently launched a new IICRC Consumer Resources hub. These free resources are the latest...read more


Government Support for the Cleaning Industry
John Nothdurft | March 24, 2022

Since 2020, the United States federal government has appropriated more than US$4.5 trillion in COVID-19-related spending. The first round of spending included...read more