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Advocating For Healthy Workplaces New!
John Nothdurft | July 22, 2022

More than 5,000 messages from 836 cleaning industry advocates means our voices have been heard by Congress.

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

Part 6 of the ongoing interview series with NFSI founder Russ Kendzior examines how cleaning standards are developed and implemented. 

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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


ISSA Updates Summary of VOC Limits
Bill Balek | February 16, 2022

ISSA has updated its popular resource, “Summary of State and Federal VOC Limits for Institutional and Consumer Products,” which is now freely...read more


Looking Back on 2021 and Ahead to 2022
John Nothdurft and Stacy Seiden | December 13, 2021

Thank you to all of those who participated in the myriad of advocacy activities as part of the ISSA Show North America...read more


The Essential Worker
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | December 1, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, every day we heard the government and the media using the term “essential workers.” But who exactly are...read more