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IICRC Names 2016-17 Board of Director Members
LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the election of five members to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors, including new members Jessika James and Robert Pettyjohn. Read More...

Cintas Earns 44th VPP Star; OSHA Updates Workplace Safety Guidelines
ERIE, PA -- A day after the release of a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers improve safety and health in the workplace, Cintas Corporation (CTAS) has announced its location in Erie, PA received Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from OSHA. Read More...

Can Restrooms be as Smart as the Rest of Your Building?
ROSWELL, GA -- Kimberly-Clark Professional is harnessing the machine-to-machine connectivity of the Internet of Things to bring distribution sales professionals and their customers a smart restroom management system called Onvation Technology. Read More...

Sealed Air to Spin Off Diversey Care, Hygiene Business
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Sealed Air Corporation has announced a plan to spin-off of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division, while the remaining Sealed Air business will continue as an independent public company. Read More...

Stepan Enjoys Record Nine Months, Sees 4Q Headwinds
NORTHFIELD, IL -- Stepan Company, a producer of surfactants used in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds, posted managed record net income for the first nine months on 2016, though it sees higher costs in the fourth quarter. Read More...

Chicago Holds Top Spot on Orkin’s ‘Rattiest’ Cities List
ATLANTA -- As fall rolls in, pest control leader Orkin reminds homeowners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list, and Chicago topped the list again, after previously ranking first in 2014. Read More...

ABB Clean Enlists Online SDS Database
HARTFORD, CT -- ABB Clean LLC, a commercial janitorial services provider in Olathe, Kansas, has become the newest small business to associate itself with MsdsdDigital.com. Read More...

Siemens Leads ‘Fast’ Asia-Pacific Building Tech Industry
SINGAPORE -- Siemens has been named the 2016 Asia-Pacific Building Technologies Company of the Year award by Frost & Sullivan at its Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards banquet this week. Read More...

Four Elements of Creating a Culture of Sustainability
BLOOMINGTON, IN -- Four things are necessary for a business to create "a culture of sustainability," says the CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a web-based system that helps facilities measure and monitor their consumption and use of natural resources. Read More...

Sanford to Market Triple S
BILLERICA, MA – Sanford Company, an Erie, Pa. based distributor of high-quality janitorial equipment and cleaning supplies, has recently joined the Triple S member-dealer network. Read More...

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Six Ways to Ensure Housekeeping Complies with GHS

Now that the deadlines for “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) label compliance have past, hotel, restaurant, bar, casino, and resort managers need to be aware that OSHA has some stiff fines for those not yet with the program.

About 50 percent of companies, in fact, do not meet all the GHS requirements outlined under OSHA’s 2012 revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), according to a recent study of environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals conducted by Actio Software Corp.

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