Lincolnwood, IL, USA-ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and alliance partner the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) will work together to increase public awareness of the importance of workplace safety and health by jointly supporting North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week, May 3-9, 2009.

NAOSH Week is presented by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Alliance. The NAOSH Week kickoff event will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., on May 3. NAOSH Week is aimed at increasing the focus of employers, employees, and the general public on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

ISSA and BSCAI will partner to share information about workplace-safety and health issues with their respective memberships during NAOSH Week and will encourage member companies to review practices that reduce occupational injury and illness.

“ISSA is proud to once again be an active supporter of the North American Occupational Safety & Health Week, and we are happy to work with BSCAI to spread awareness of workplace-safety resources among our members,” said ISSA President Bob Stahurski. “This remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to work together to do whatever it takes to reduce the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses in our industry.”

Supporting NAOSH Week is the latest example of how the BSCAI/ISSA alliance is working together to create increased value for both memberships.

“We’re delighted to join the coalition of organizations supporting NAOSH Week,” said BSCAI President Elect Stan Doobin. “Workplace-safety and health issues are extremely important to our member firms and their respective employees.”