IICRC to Develop New Fire and Smoke Damage Standards March 20, 2018
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of three new fire and smoke damage...
OSHA Renews Partnership With IWCA February 16, 2018
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA).
As part of the five-year agreement, OSHA and IWCA...
APPA Releases New Standard for Facility Cost Assessment January 30, 2018
APPA has released a new standard for detailing the total cost of ownership (TCO) principles in built environments.
The standard, APPA 1000-1, defines the elements required to implement TCO...
OSHA Increases Penalty Amounts For Violations January 11, 2018
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased the maximum penalty amounts for violations of its standards and regulations.
OSHA revised the fines for civil penalties...
New Oregon Law Requires Cleaners to be Licensed January 5, 2018
Effective January 1, Oregon has amended its labor laws to require employers that provide janitorial or cleaning services to other parties be licensed as a Property Services Contractor by the Oregon...