National Certifications

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Customer Service Certification Award
Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Disease Certification
Chemical Hazards Certification
Medical Cleaning V.4 and Bloodborne Pathogens V.23 Cleaning Certification
Carpet Cleaning Certification
Mold Inspection and Remediation Certification
Biohazard Cleaning V.7 and OSHA HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3) Certification
Friendly, courteous and convenient customer service is necessary for cleaning service owners to be effective and profitable. Expectations are increasing. Companies must be able to meet these expectations and serve customers effectively.
The Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard was published in 1991. It was designed to reduce and minimize the potential for occupational exposure to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or more commonly referred to HIV, the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and other human Bloodborne pathogens. This involves the precautions must be taken to eliminate the risk of infectious diseases that can be contracted through exposure and the proper methods of handling potential contaminants. See Less
Most chemicals used in the workplace have some hazard potential. This includes both process chemicals and cleaning chemicals. Employees have both a need and a legal right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to and employers have the responsibility to identify the potential hazards of chemicals, train their employees, and provide proper PPE.
The IJCSA Medical Cleaning Certification (MCC) teaches its Members how to maintain a safe infection free environment. This certification course is specifically designed for medical facilities, surgical centers, doctor and dentist offices. This certification program is a comprehensive disinfection and healthcare cleaning program that focuses on infection prevention & safety.

IJCSA Members and Companies undergo extensive training and testing to become Certified Medical Cleaning Service Providers. The MCC certification teaches Members to clean and disinfect in strict observance of the guidelines set down by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

For the most effective-possible medical office cleaning services, IJCSA Members comply with the most stringent industry standards in the 15 key areas:

Universal Precautions
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards
OSHA Cleaning Contaminated Work Environment
OSHA Potentially Infectious Material
OPIM Contaminated Equipment
CDC Principles Of Cleaning & Disinfection
CDC Environmental Infection Control
Clean & Disinfect High Touch Areas
Clean Patient | Resident Room
Clean Patient | Resident Room (Discharged)
Clean Patient | Resident Room (Isolation)
PPE
Documentation And Incident Reports
Implement Medical Cleaning Certification Standards Into Daily Non-Medical Facility Cleaning
-Identifying different types of carpets.
-Professional soil prevention measures for carpeting and rugs.
-Systems and general techniques to clean carpets and rugs.
-Mastering spot removal, what works on different types of carpets.
-Remove and prevent re-occurring spots on carpeting.
-Cleaning difficult dirty carpet situations.
-Different carpet cleaning methods and solutions.
-Industry standards on cleaning carpets and rugs.
-Specific cleaning solutions for different types of carpets.
Green cleaning carpet cleaning methods & techniques.
-Understanding cleaning methods of carpets.
-Carpet Cleaning Chemistry & Spot Removal Techniques.
-Avoiding Major Mistakes When Cleaning Carpets.
The IJCSA Certified Mold Inspector & Remediation Services Certification (MIRS) provides members the ability to identify and correct potential mold infestation in a residential home or commercial building. Fundamental knowledge about fungi and the potential health risks of toxic mold. Knowledge of the different ways to inspect for, control, and remediate mold infestation, while ensuring your safety during the process.
This IJCSA Online Mold Certification provides the required 80 hours of training that is needed for certification in the United States and Canada.

The current average charge for cleaning up mold is $150 per square foot. (We definitely do not charge this much)

For each area of a house or building we can inspect for, how to access it, how to identify different types of molds, and the required cleaning and treatments needed if mold is found. We understand in detail the testing procedures and legal requirements used by a AIHA certified laboratory, along with chemicals and treatments needed for professional mold abatement.
Now Certified for Biohazard, Infectious Diseases, Crime Scene, and Osha Hazwaper Cleaning

Detailed OSHA Standards Information Including full HAZWOPER training:

1910.120(a)(1)

Scope. This section covers the following operations, unless the employer can demonstrate that the operation does not involve employee exposure or the reasonable possibility for employee exposure to safety or health hazards:

1910.120(a)(1)(i)

Clean-up operations required by a governmental body, whether Federal, state local or other involving hazardous substances that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites (including, but not limited to, the EPA’s National Priority Site List (NPL), state priority site lists, sites recommended for the EPA NPL, and initial investigations of government identified sites which are conducted before the presence or absence of hazardous substances has been ascertained);

1910.120(a)(1)(ii)

Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq);

1910.120(a)(1)(iii)

Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by Federal, state, local or other governmental bodies as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;

1910.120(a)(1)(iv)

Operations involving hazardous waste that are conducted at treatment, storage, disposal (TSD) facilities regulated by 40 CFR Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA; or by agencies under agreement with U.S.E.P.A. to implement RCRA regulations; and

1910.120(a)(1)(v)

Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.

1910.120(a)(2)(i)

All requirements of Part 1910 and Part 1926 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations apply pursuant to their terms to hazardous waste and emergency response operations whether covered by this section or not. If there is a conflict or overlap, the provision more protective of employee safety and health shall apply without regard to 29 CFR 1910.5(c)(1).

1910.120(a)(2)(ii)

Hazardous substance clean-up operations within the scope of paragraphs (a)(1)(i) through (a)(1)(iii) of this section must comply with all paragraphs of this section except paragraphs (p) and (q).

1910.120(a)(2)(iii)

Operations within the scope of paragraph (a)(1)(iv) of this section must comply only with the requirements of paragraph (p) of this section.

Notes and Exceptions:

1910.120(a)(2)(iii)(A)

All provisions of paragraph (p) of this section cover any treatment, storage or disposal (TSD) operation regulated by 40 CFR parts 264 and 265 or by state law authorized under RCRA, and required to have a permit or interim status from EPA pursuant to 40 CFR 270.1 or from a state agency pursuant to RCRA.

1910.120(a)(2)(iii)(B)

Employers who are not required to have a permit or interim status because they are conditionally exempt small quantity generators under 40 CFR 261.5 or are generators who qualify under 40 CFR 262.34 for exemptions from regulation under 40 CFR parts 264, 265 and 270 (“excepted employers”) are not covered by paragraphs (p)(1) through (p)(7) of this section. Excepted employers who are required by the EPA or state agency to have their employees engage in emergency response or who direct their employees to engage in emergency response are covered by paragraph (p)(8) of this section, and cannot be exempted by (p)(8)(i) of this section.

1910.120(a)(2)(iii)(C)

If an area is used primarily for treatment, storage or disposal, any emergency response operations in that area shall comply with paragraph (p) (8) of this section. In other areas not used primarily for treatment, storage, or disposal, any emergency response operations shall comply with paragraph (q) of this section. Compliance with the requirements of paragraph (q) of this section shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraph (p)(8) of this section.

1910.120(a)(2)(iv)

Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances which are not covered by paragraphs (a)(1)(i) through (a)(1)(iv) of this section must only comply with the requirements of paragraph (q) of this section.

Key Elements of the Standard – OSHA Standards Explained In Detail

Regulatory Definitions – An approach to prevention of Bloodborne Pathogen transmissions that involves: Blood, Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), Human Body Fluid, OPIM in detail.

Occupational Exposure – Explanation of Occupational Exposure defined; Exposure Determination & Methods of Compliance. Engineering Controls, Etc.

Methods of Compliance – Universal Precautions, Work Practices, Engineering Controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Housekeeping Procedures (Regulated Medical Waste Disposal, HBV Vaccination, Post-Exposure Follow Up, Hazard Communicating and Training.

Disinfection – Autoclaving, Chemical Disinfection, Aseptic Technique, Chemical Use

Epidemiology – HBV and Exposure Routes, Hepatitis B Virus, Risk of Infection, HBV Incubation Period, HBV Signs and Symptoms, Hepatitis B Vaccination OSHA Standard, Hepatitis C and Exposure Routes, Occupational Exposures to HCV, Same categories as HBV. HIV – Same subcategories as HBV & HCV. HIV, Immunodeficiency and AIDS, ARC (Aids Related Complex) Symptoms, AIDS Symptoms, Exposure Incidents

Biohazard Precautions – Warning Labels, Biohazard Signs, Biohazard Cleaning Procedures

Personal Protective Equipment: Purpose and Types – Gloves, Goggles, Masks, Face Shields, Respirators, Personal Protective Clothing.