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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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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Quick Tips on Maintaining Ceramic Tile

This month's Powr-Flite troubleshooter focuses on the proper care of ceramic tiles
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Floor-covering trends come and go, but according to ISSA's Value of Cleaning white paper, ceramic flooring is becoming more and more popular in the United States.


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