sick, absenteeism, illness
March 13, 2023 Joshua Schwartz

Keeping Your Workers Healthy

Health and Safety

Employee absenteeism, often caused by health challenges, costs U.S employers a staggering $575 billion per year. The proper use of cleaning products can help reduce employee absences and boost productivity.

EPA Safer Choice
March 2, 2023

The EPA Safer Choice Program and the Cleaning Industry: The Next Big Move

Health and Safety

In this episode of Straight Talk!, ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross chats with Jennie Romer, EPA deputy assistant administrator for pollution prevention, and David Widawsky, division director for the EPA’s office of chemical safety and pollution prevention, regarding the EPA Safer Choice program.

Facility Audits
February 15, 2023

The Three Types of Facility Audits You Need to Know

Facility Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross interviews Randy Burke, founder and CEO of DCS Global, regarding the importance of conducting three different types of facility audits.

Increase Your Knowledge, Improve Your Cleaning
February 13, 2023 Patricia LaCroix

Increase Your Knowledge, Improve Your Cleaning


Knowing the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing will help you and your cleaning crew get the most out of your cleaning products.

BioTalk 02.09.23
February 9, 2023

Sanitary Lessons Learned From an Innocent Fridge Handle

In this episode of BioTalk, GBAC Executive Director Patty Olinger and Jeannie Henderson, CEO at Jeannie Cleaning, discuss how ATP testing can shed light on the need for greater cleaning vigilance throughout your living and working environments, including areas you might not have considered—until now.

Drone flying above city skyscrapers
February 8, 2023 Adam Camhi & Andrew Ashur

Reach New Heights in Cleaning

Technology and Trends

Spraying drones can more effectively and efficiently clean higher, extremely hard-to-reach places, while saving money and eliminating risks to workers.

Shiny floors
February 2, 2023 HCPA Floor Care Products Division

Focus on the Finish

Hard Floors

Your facility’s flooring is a reflection of your facility’s overall image. If your floors look dingy, worn-out, and stained, that can impact how people view your facility. But by focusing on the flooring’s finish, you can improve its appearance as well as its safety.

Straight Talk! Cleaning for a Reason
January 26, 2023

The Intersection of Cleaning for a Reason and Caring for Cancer Patients

For many, a clean home also equals a peaceful environment. That equation becomes even more important if a person living in that home is battling cancer. In this episode of Straight Talk!, Debbie Sardone, founder of Cleaning for a Reason, an ISSA Charities™ signature program, talks about the nonprofit’s mission of helping cancer patients by cleaning their homes, free of charge.

ARCSI - Straight Talk!
January 26, 2023

The ARCSI Chronicles

ISSA has many facets, one of them being the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International, better known by its acronym, ARCSI. In this episode of Straight Talk!, two founding members of ISSA's ARCSI division talk about its history and what ARCSI is doing today for residential cleaning professionals.

Straight Talk Mike Sawchuk
January 19, 2023

How Cleaning Operations Assessments Empower BSCs and Facilities

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Mike Sawchuk of Sawchuk Consulting talks about the importance of cleaning operations assessments, how they differ from benchmarking, what a proper assessment looks like, and how the whole process works.

BioTalk Hotel Hygiene
January 18, 2023

Health, Hygiene, and Hotels: What Are Some Baseline Expectations?

In this episode of BioTalk, GBAC Executive Director Patty Olinger discuses the need for all facilities, including hotels, to remain vigilant with the hygiene protocols developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

environmental services, EVS
January 3, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

Consider the Human Factor in Environmental Cleaning

Infection Control

Analyzing human factors among environmental services staff can reveal gaps in cleaning processes in health care facilities.