ICS Magazine

ISSA and OSHA Create New Cleaning Industry Web Page

January 10, 2008

Lincolnwood, IL, USA-A new Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) Web page, developed with the support and assistance of ISSA, will help employers in the cleaning industry protect the safety and health of their most valuable asset-their employees.

The new Safety and Health Topics page, “OSHA Assistance for the Cleaning Industry,” provides information on potential hazards, such as bloodborne pathogens and slips, trips, and falls, as well as information on OSHA standards and links to free resources from both OSHA and ISSA. The Web page is a product of the ISSA/OSHA Alliance.

“Through the alliance with OSHA, ISSA has positioned itself as the leading resource on safety and health issues for employers and employees in the cleaning industry,” said ISSA Legislative Affairs Director Bill Balek. “This new Safety and Health Topics page is yet another example of ISSA’s commitment to assist employers and their workers in identifying and preventing workplace hazards in the cleaning industry.”

ISSA and OSHA established a formal alliance in August 2005 to enhance the safety and health of workers throughout the cleaning industry. Under the alliance, ISSA and OSHA have worked together to communicate to the cleaning industry ways to improve the safety and health of their employees and otherwise protect them from workplace hazards.

Under the alliance, ISSA and OSHA have worked together to provide more than 77,000 ISSA members and other cleaning industry professionals with valuable information and training resources.

One of the many tools produced under this alliance is the ISSA Safety and Health Portal, a one-of-a-kind Web network dedicated exclusively to the protection of the health and safety of workers in the cleaning industry. The site at www.issa.com/osha offers five focused topic pages: Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Cleaning Chemicals in the Workplace (Hazard Communication); Injury & Illness Recordkeeping; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace.