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CMC completes more
than 130 safety audits
CMC has completed more than 130 safety audits in the past year in an effort to review and
train staff on preventative safety measures.
Alexandra Faull, manager – people services and quality, CMC Property Services, told
INCLEAN CMC facilitates six, bi-monthly, safety training campaigns each year.
“The program was developed to ensure that all staff across our business understand and
contribute to the importance of health and safety in the workplace,” Faull said.
The campaigns cover a range of topics including chemicals, electrical awareness, manual
handling, safety documentation (SWMS/SWP’s), incident management and health and
wellbeing, and are tailored to include trending topics within the sector.
“These safety campaigns form part of our overall commitment to health, safety and well-being
for our staff, however most importantly it ensures that safety is embedded into everything we do.”
Faull said the most recent campaign on chemical management discussed three central
themes: Global Harmonised System (GHS) of classification and labeling, safety data sheets
(SDS) and storage and handling.
ISSA hosts first Oceania Council meeting
ISSA hosted the first-ever meeting of its Oceania Council in February in Sydney, Australia.
Senior cleaning industry executives and key ISSA staffers met for a packed program that
was geared towards networking and learning more about each other.
The meeting was led by Dianna Steinbach, ISSA director of EMEA and Oceania Services,
and Kim Taranto, ISSA Oceania manager. The eight newly elected members of the ISSA
Oceania Council were also in attendance.
Steinbach outlined ISSA’s strengths, providing key benefits to its more than 7000 members
composed of cleaning industry manufacturers, distributors, facility service providers and
other associated professionals.
“ISSA represents its industry, facilitates commerce, improves public health and hygiene, and
increases professionalism in the industry. It is able to offer relevant and timely resources to its
member base,” Steinbach said.
Council members were also brought up to date with the latest global and regional ISSA
developments, including the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2017, which takes place 9 to 10
May 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
“I was pleased to attend the very first ISSA Oceania Advisory Council meeting and am
impressed with the great excitement and feeling that came out of that meeting,” said Stuart
Nicol, ISSA Oceania Council chairman.
“I have been part of the negotiations to bring ISSA to our shores for nearly two years,
and finally to be part of its launch is very exciting. We are now officially part of a global
association that specialises in the development and promotion of the cleaning and hygiene
industry and improving its standards all over the world.”
The next meeting of the ISSA Oceania Council will take place following the ISSA Cleaning &
Hygiene Expo 2017.
Spotless chairman Margaret Jackson has
announced her retirement from the Spotless
board, effective immediately.
Following recent episodes of ill health,
Jackson has advised the board that
she wishes to scale back her corporate
commitments so that she can focus more
fully on her recovery.
Jackson will be succeeded as chairman by
Garry Hounsell, effective immediately.
Hounsell has been a Spotless non-
executive director and chairman of the
Audit, Business Risk and Compliance
Committee since March 2014 and also
hold current non-executive directorships
with Dulux Group Limited, Treasury
Wine Estates limited and Integral
Diagnostics Limited. He is also chairman
of Helloworld Limited.
Spotless said Jackson, who has served
as chairman since March 2014, led the
company in its return to the ASX via the
2014 IPO and has since played a key role
in overseeing the company’s strategy reset
and key leadership changes.
“It is with regret that I have advised the
company of my retirement,” said Jackson.
“It has been a privilege to serve as chairman
of this great company and to work closely
with an outstanding board and senior
management team. The company is in
excellent hands going forward. I thank my
fellow directors and the rest of the Spotless
team for their incredible support over my
time at the company.”
Incoming chairman Hounsell paid tribute
to Jackson’s efforts: “Margaret has made
an outstanding contribution to Spotless,
providing great leadership through what has
been an exciting and challenging three years
for the company.
“On behalf of the board and management
team, I extend thanks to Margaret for her
leadership, commitment and support and
wish her well for the future.”
Retiring Spotless chairman
Christopher Mundschenk has joined the Restoration
Industry Association (RIA) as executive director in
the US. Chicago-based Mundschenk has held similar
roles previously at the Building Service Contractors
Association International (BSCAI), Product Development
& Management Association (PDMA) and Wallcoverings
RIA appoints executive director
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