Industry Links

ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
ISSA is a trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, with a membership that includes 5,800 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC)
The WFBSC is dedicated to achieving universal recognition for the building service contracting industry and to improving the awareness, knowledge and professional competence of its worldwide membership and should compliment regional and national aims. BSCAI is proud to be United States association representative.

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA)
BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.  BOMA International's members are building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, medical office building managers, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and the providers of the products and services needed to operate commercial properties.

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,500 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an international community of real estate managers across all property types dedicated to ethical business practices and maximizing the value of investment real estate. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, IREM has been a trusted source for knowledge, advocacy and networking for the real estate management community for more than 77 years.

CCIM Institute
CCIM is the global leader in commercial and investment real estate education and services. The association gives commercial real estate practitioners an opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities. 

Pacific Association of Building Service Contractors (PABSCO)
The Pacific Association of Building Service Contractors (PABSCO) was formed in 1996 by a group of California Building Service Contractors. It was then, as is now, a very difficult time for janitorial contractors due to the high cost of insurance and janitorial supplies. The idea was that as a unit we could join together and do group purchasing that would lead to better pricing for all of the participating contractors.

Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI)
The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) was created to raise awareness of the importance of cleaning through scientific research. Our goal is to identify, catalog & expand on existing industry research to help members be more effective, improve people’s understanding of the importance of cleaning, and influence the development of public policy.

USGBC: U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Green Seal
Green Seal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.  Click here to learn more about Green Seal certification programs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel.  CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.

United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
View the Outlook Occupational Handbook, 2008-09 Edition to learn more about training, employement, earnings and projection in the Building Cleaning Workers Industry.

United States Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.

    SBA 8(a) Sources
    The comprehensive source for current information on federally-certified minority and woman-owned businesses.

National Cleaninghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF)
Created in 1997 by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) provides information on planning, designing, funding, building, improving, and maintaining safe, healthy, high performance schools.

Australian Cleaning Contractors Association (ACCA)
The ACCA provides information and advisory services to cleaning contractors with small or medium sized businesses.

Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI)
ARCSI is a trade association exclusively for residential cleaners.

British Cleaning Council (BCC)
The British Cleaning Council is the voice of the UK cleaning industry.

Soap and Detergent Association (SDA)
The SDA represent manufacturers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products.

VetJobs
VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members.