Coalition Launches for a Healthy and Safe Workplace Tax Credit Campaign

March 9, 2021 Coalition Launches for a Healthy and Safe Workplace Tax Credit Campaign

ISSA, in coordination with its coalition partners, released a video ad and campaign in support of a healthy and safe workplace tax credit to help businesses cover the costs of essential cleaning and disinfecting solutions, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing measures, employee training and certification, and more.

On March 2, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (OH-R) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-D) introduced the Healthy Workplaces Act (S. 537) to create such a tax credit. To learn more and find out why Congress needs to pass this critical piece of legislation, visit

“The pandemic has led to a new standard of cleanliness as well as financial hardships for many organizations. Businesses and nonprofits shouldn’t have to choose between protecting staff and customers and closing their doors,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “A tax credit will help businesses of all sizes uphold cleanliness, protect employees, and restore the confidence of consumers.”

The healthy and safe workplace tax credit is a bipartisan supported proposal that has the support of more than 50 organizations. To help spread awareness of the tax credit, ISSA in coordination with its coalition partners launched a new video ad, infographic, and landing page to highlight the timeliness and importance of the tax credit, showcasing new expectations around cleanliness and the steps employers have taken to protect employees and customers.

“General dentists have implemented enhanced infection control measures to ensure they deliver care in a manner that provides the highest level of safety for patients and staff during the pandemic. Many have incurred substantial costs to create and maintain safe practices while still facing hard financial realities due to lower-than-average patient volumes. AGD strongly supports this tax credit as it will help keep small business dental offices open and allow us to continue to provide essential oral health care services,” said Bruce Cassis, D.D.S., MAGD, Academy of General Dentistry President.

“Leading retailers continue to make significant investments in order to keep their employees, customers, and communities safe. These investments in physical stores, distribution centers and retail operations have allowed American families to have access to the products necessary for their families to adapt to our new circumstances,” said Michael Hanson, senior executive vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Defraying some of these extensive costs recognizes the important role retailers play in the nation’s fight against COVID.

“We have the potential to enact real change for businesses, their employees, and their customers,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “By passing a healthy and safe workplace tax credit, we can ensure all facilities have the right tools and the necessary funds to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and protect public health and safety.”

For more information about the healthy and safe workplace tax credit, and to access the infographic and video, visit