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Quickie Launches Commercial Cleaning Products
CINNAMINSON, NJ -- Quickie Manufacturing Corp., maker of push brooms, has launched a line of Quickie Commercial Products made specifically for the professional and commercial user. Read More...

Johnson Controls Partners with DHS for Secure, Smart Buildings
MILWAUKEE -- In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a provider of integrated solutions and building controls, has reached a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help secure the nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent. Read More...

Sofidel’s Lazzareschi in Running for CEO of Year
FORT WASHINGTON, PA -- Sofidel, a global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, has announced that its CEO, Luigi Lazzareschi, is a finalist for the Global CEO of the Year for the 2016 Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards. Read More...

C Diff Foundation Ready to Begin Awareness Campaign
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- C Diff Foundation, a non-profit patient advocacy organization, has announced scheduled events and launching of the 4th annual November C. diff. Awareness global campaign, the first month long awareness campaign of its kind in the healthcare industry. Read More...

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...

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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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