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“Cleaning for Health”- A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Cleaning for health is a proven best practice, and widely-accepted cleaning approach that protects public health, without adversely affecting the health of staff, building occupants, or the environment and it considers all aspects of a facility's cleaning program.  On any given day, one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to… Continue reading “Cleaning for Health”- A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

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IEHA Launches Health Care Initiative at ISSA Show North America 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISSA News Westerville, OH, USA—September 25, 2018—IEHA, a Division of ISSA, proudly announces a new program initiative geared specifically to cleaning and maintenance professionals in healthcare facilities. Making its debut at IEHA’s 52nd Annual Conference and Convention—which is part of ISSA Show North America 2018, held October 29–November 1 in Dallas, TX—this… Continue reading IEHA Launches Health Care Initiative at ISSA Show North America 2018

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5 Ways to Reduce Workers Compensation Costs in Your Cleaning Company

5 Ways to Reduce Workers Compensation Costs in Your Cleaning Company -by Jean Hanson Janitors and cleaners have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries, and the average workers' compensation lost-time claims are more than $23,000. Those are scary numbers for BSCs, who must also contend with price increases for and decreased the availability… Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Workers Compensation Costs in Your Cleaning Company

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ISSA › News IEHA Celebrates International Housekeepers Week

Yesterday marked the start of International Housekeepers Week (IHW), which takes place September 9-15. IEHA, a division of ISSA, has served as the official sponsor of IHW since it was first established in 1981. The event, celebrated annually during the second full week of September, is a terrific opportunity to pause and honor the hard-working… Continue reading ISSA › News IEHA Celebrates International Housekeepers Week

Leadership

NAMI SOC Youth Leadership Training

I had the honor of speaking at the 2018 SOC Youth Leadership Training for National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) Mississippi Chapter on August 4, 2018. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Started in 1979, today boasts hundreds… Continue reading NAMI SOC Youth Leadership Training

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Succession Planning: A Bold Investment

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.”- Ecclesiastes 4:9 The concept of teamwork has been around for ages as referenced in this passage of Ecclesiastes. However, for the reward to be realized, a leader must ask, What am I doing to develop Myself What am I doing to… Continue reading Succession Planning: A Bold Investment

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Sentinel Event: Not Just a Healthcare Issue

During my time in the federal health care sector, I became acquainted with the term sentinel event. A sentinel event, according to Joint Commission, is any unanticipated event in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient's… Continue reading Sentinel Event: Not Just a Healthcare Issue

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Lunch & Learns: A Path to Employee Engagement

Having trouble finding the time to get a training session up and running? Try a lunch and learn. A lunch & learn program is a great way to foster community and continuous learning in your organization as well as to demonstrate your commitment to the ongoing growth and development of your employees. It is a… Continue reading Lunch & Learns: A Path to Employee Engagement

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IEHA Regional Meeting-Atlanta GA

Atlanta, GA-Here We Come! IEHA, A Division of ISSA, has announced its partnership with The Experience Show. The Experience is the world's largest cleaning and restoration expo. The 2018, Experience Conference and Exhibition delivers the industry’s finest classroom education AND the industry’s best expo for cleaning and restoration equipment, tools, and products ... All at a… Continue reading IEHA Regional Meeting-Atlanta GA