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IICRC, NFSI Partner to Increase Floor Safety Awareness

The IICRC and the NFSI will maintain a working relationship which will involve the constant exchange of industry knowledge between organization executives
May 29, 2013

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), according to a press release.


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AIHA, AIHA Registry Programs and IAQA Ink MOU to Develop Body of Knowledge and Registry

IAQA, AIHA, and AIHA Registry Programs, LLC, will define the skills and knowledge a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate in the area of indoor air quality practice
May 22, 2013

On Monday, May 20, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and AIHA Registry Programs, LLC, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will lead the way toward joint development of a registry for qualified indoor air quality (IAQ) practitioners, according to a press release. 


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Rug Summit VII Coming to Columbus, OH September 12-13

The two-day event will consist of learning, networking and mingling with others in the rug cleaning and washing community.
May 21, 2013

The Centrum-Force Rug Summit VII will take place September 12-13, 2013 in Columbus, OH.


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IICRC Notes 7 Strategies for Reducing Asthma Triggers

May is Asthma Awareness Month
May 20, 2013

As the most common chronic disease, asthma affects more than 35 million people, including 6 million children.


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Tips on Tackling Special Cleaning of Long-Term Care Facilities

The concept of “cleaning for health” takes on a far more important meaning in these settings.
May 15, 2013

Cleaning senior and long-term care (LTC) facilities can be more involved and require more detailed attention than cleaning other types of locations. The concept of “cleaning for health” takes on a far more important meaning in these settings.


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NADCA, IAQA Enter into Multi-Faceted Agreement

The two associations will work together to provide educational opportunities and resources to professionals in the industry.
May 9, 2013

According to a press release, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have entered into a multi-faceted agreement that marks the beginning of several long-term cooperative programs.


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Tips for Removing Gum and Adhesives from Carpets

Even when it appears that gum or adhesives have been removed, they sometimes reappear a few days later
May 6, 2013

Spring’s here, and that means many residential and commercial facilities will want their carpets cleaned. It also means that gum, adhesives, and similar soiling that found their way onto carpets now need to come out.


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Select Supplies, Sibo-Prodium Form Quebec Distribution Partnership

Both companies began their operations approximately 25 years ago and serve a similar clientele
May 2, 2013

Select Supplies, Montreal’s leading supplier of equipment and products used in specialized cleaning, owned by Mr. Vincent Bégin, has merged with Sibo-Prodium, the Quebec City leader in the industry, owned by Guy Simon.


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Chemical Safety Tips

April 30, 2013

When used properly, both conventional and green cleaning chemicals are relatively safe. Unfortunately, these products are not always properly handled, and accidents do happen.


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What Cleaners Should Know About Combustible Dust Explosions

April 29, 2013

Combustible dust explosions are more common and deadly than many people realize. But, according to a press release, there is a lot the professional cleaning industry can do to help prevent them.


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