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YES Professional Development Workshop

Join us for an interactive and engaging workshop, June 6-7, 2017,at ISSA headquarters in Northbrook, IL. The sessions, presented by Dale Carnegie Training™, can help your young employees develop and achieve their personal vision for career success. PLUS: Attendees can participate in a networking event on June 6 and watch the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs!

Register now and invite your colleagues!


Reduce Costs and Green Your Business This Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches next week (April 22), take this opportunity to help position your company as an environmental leader—and save significant money in the process. Did you know that ISSA’s Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program can reduce your facility and fleet operating costs by 10-30 percent with reliable data gathering, analytics, learning, and awards at an affordable cost? Download this flyer to share with your organization. Sign up now for a complimentary, one-on-one demonstration.

Contact Jon Adkins at, or visit to learn more.

Boost Your Value with Certifications

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) ISSA Certification Expert (I.C.E.) and Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) and Accredited Certification Trainer (A.C.T.) workshops, are right around the corner! Join us on June 14-15, 2017, at ISSA headquarters in Northbrook, IL, so you can make a real difference to your customers’ business, and to your own organization. Register now to get these invaluable certifications!

‘Green Cleaning’ Guide for Facilities Managers Released

A “green cleaning” guide for facilities managers makes the business case for a green cleaning program, according to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), which published the guide. It examines green cleaning from a facility management perspective, providing the tools needed for facility management professionals to understand the benefits and make the business case for a green cleaning program.

Diversey Care Acquires Daylight Medical UVC Disinfection Portfolio

Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division today announced it has acquired the UVC disinfection portfolio of Cleveland-based Daylight Medical, a manufacturer of innovative medical devices.  The portfolio acquired includes UVC disinfectant technologies designed to disinfect rooms, surfaces, non-critical equipment and devices.

Citron Hygiene acquires Alberta’s Alpine Jan-San

Citron Hygiene has acquired Alpine Jan-San (Alpine), Alberta’s leading provider of commercial washroom hygiene services. “This acquisition supports our acquisitive corporate growth strategy and will significantly enhance our presence and density in the Alberta market on the heels of our Sani-Service acquisition completed in September 2016, our initial entry into this market,” says Citron Hygiene President and CEO Peter Farrell.

World Immunization Week 2017 Marks Halfway Point in Global Vaccine Action Plan

World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Today, there are still 19.4 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world.

Four bacteria hot spots in shopping centres

There are many areas in shopping malls where people are likely to catch viruses, such as E. coli, norovirus and influenza, to name a few. According to a recent article by Zuzana Bleha, marketing and communications manager at Deb Canada, 80 per cent of germs are spread by hands alone.

E-learning course targets moisture, humidity control

ASHRAE has added two new courses to its e-learning catalogue – School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings and Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer. The ASHRAE e-learning Centre was launched last year to promote more accessible and effective training for industry members.

CDC Offers 10 Ways to Avoid Getting an Infection When Receiving Medical Care

People receiving medical care sometimes develop infections so serious they may lead to sepsis or death. It can happen in any medical facility such as a hospital, outpatient clinic, dialysis center, or long-term care facility. These are called healthcare-associated infections – and are often associated with devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators.


Some Bed Bugs are Better Climbers Than Others

Not all bed bugs are created equal, and some of the leading bed bug traps used by pest management professionals are ineffective against species with better climbing abilities than others. In a study published last month in the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Economic Entomology, a research team led by Dae-Yun Kim at Universiti Sains Malaysia, has shown that the tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, can readily climb out of smooth-walled pitfall traps.

Green Cleaning without VOCs

Take a closer look at the “no VOCs” claim when evaluating Green Cleaning efforts. 

Pre-existing Immunity to Dengue and West Nile May Cause Increased Risk in Zika-Infected Persons

As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the globe, it might pose a particular risk to people previously infected with two related viruses, dengue and West Nile, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found. Their study, published in the journal Science, may help explain the severe manifestations of Zika virus infection observed in specific populations, including those in South America.

What's in Your Custodial Closet?

Today, there is an urgent call to action to make greener, healthier, and more sustainable choices for how we clean our facilities. In fact, for many building service contractors and facility managers, the implementation of green cleaning practices is not just an option; it’s an expectation.

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