July 2020

BSM July 20

Inside the July 2020 Issue

 

 

EPA Adds ACI-Nominated
Ingredients to ‘Safe List’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice program
has approved eight cleaning product ingredients submitted
by the American Cleaning Institute for inclusion on the Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL).

The decision marks the first time Safer Choice has approved a
SCIL submission by a non-manufacturer. The SCIL is a list of chemical ingredients that are evaluated by the Safer Choice program, and it is designed to help manufacturers find safer chemical alternatives that meet the program’s criteria.

ACI worked with environmental and risk sciences consulting
firm Gradient – a certified Third Party Profiler (TPP) for the Safer Choice program that performed the associated chemical assessments – in compiling the necessary data for review by EPA.

“Adding chemicals to the SCIL encourages innovation and
growth in safer products, increases markets for manufacturers and helps protect people and the environment,” said Kathleen Stanton, ACI associate vice president, Technical & International Affairs, who led ACI’s work on the submissions. “The SCIL has a rigorous review process undertaken by both EPA and third parties to ensure the chemicals meet the Safer Choice Surfactant Criteria.”

The following surfactants were added to the SCIL on May 13,
2020:
• Octadecanoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester (CASRN 22047-49-0)

Full story »


The NFPA has developed a new tip sheet to help building owners, authorities having jurisdictions (AHJs), installers, facility managers, and contractors safely prepare and execute
demobilization efforts in buildings under construction, alteration or demolition in the wake of COVID-19.

The new at-a-glance-guidance is designed to help parties implement the appropriate steps to safeguard sites and comply with local requirements that are in effect now and could possibly apply during future emergencies.

Buildings under construction, alteration, or demolition are facing a new challenge in 2020: How do owners safely prepare and execute demobilization efforts when required by a jurisdiction in the wake of COVID-19 or any other emergency?

Full story »

 

 

today's news

Tennant Names Winner of Custodians are Key Contest

BSM Staff | 07.02.20

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company, a manufacturer of solutions to reinvent how the world cleans, has announced the grand prize winner chosen in the company’s inaugural Custodians Are Key contest.
The 8-month recognition program rewards the great work K-12 custodians are doing in schools around the country and honors them and their school with a $15,000 prize package. 

Full article »

Waxie Promotes Longtime Employee Nourian to VP of Procurement

BSM Staff | 07.01.20

SAN DIEGO -- WAXIE Sanitary Supply announced the promotion of Sandy Nourian to Vice President of Procurement, effective April 13, 2020.

Full article »

Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

BSM Staff | 07.01.20

NEW YORK -- In a sweeping show of support for public health and well-being, mayors from around the country have approved a healthy buildings resolution to better position buildings in the fight against COVID-19, underscoring the role buildings and indoor spaces play in charting a path to healthier communities.

Full article »

ISSA Launches New Fund for Cleaning Industry Advocacy

BSM Staff | 06.30.20

NORTHBROOK, IL -- ISSA has launched a new ISSA Advocacy Fund (IAF) to help ensure that the association has the resources necessary to effectively advocate on behalf of the cleaning industry now, during this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for years to come.

Full article »

Roll Tide: IREM Names Alabama Senior Student of the Year

BSM Staff | 06.30.20

CHICAGO -- The Institute of Real Estate Management has named Allison Grube, who will soon graduate from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business with a degree in Commerce and College Administration, its 2020 Student of the Year.

Full article »