Health First – Cleaning for Health Versus Appearance and Smell

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Aug 06 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




ISSA Members: FREE
Nonmembers: FREE

As the industry advances in technology and innovation, the guiding principle of cleaning for health must remain in focus. A “health-first” approach ensures that building service contractors and in-house facility providers adopt cleaning strategies that protect building inhabitants.

Health First, a free webinar presented by Cleaning & Maintenance Management, will provide strategies for starting—or enhancing—a cleaning for health program.

During this fast-paced, one-hour interactive session, you will learn:
  • The real-world definition of “cleaning for health”
  • The scientific evidence that proves cleaning keeps building occupants healthy
  • Cleaning strategies that allow you to focus on health as a priority
  • The importance of including air quality improvement in your cleaning for health initiative
  • Tips for identifying and preventing frequent cleaning oversights
  • Methods for promoting cleaning for health concepts

Come prepared for a dedicated Q&A session, where you can ask the panelists your most challenging questions.

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The expert panel for this webinar includes:
  • Jeff Cross (moderator), ISSA Media Director 
  • John Poole, ISSA CIMS Assessor
  • Kathy Tarnaski, Unit Director, SSC Services for Education, Oakland University
  • Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC)
  • Tricia Holderman, President/CEO, Elite Facility Systems
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  • Tricia Holderman
    Tricia Holderman
    President and CEO, Elite Facility Systems

    As CEO of Elite Facility Systems, Tricia Holderman creates environments that allow people to work, meet, and live free from an overwhelming fear of germs. A 43-year veteran of the cleaning services industry, Holderman’s company has served NBA and NFL teams and arenas, offices, hospitals, and luxury homes across the U.S. and many countries.

    With a hands-on approach and a diverse team of experts, Holderman assists facilities and management to implement the necessary processes and protocols to achieve the disease mitigation outcomes needed for a safe environment. She has written GERMINATOR the germ girl’s guide to simple solutions in a germ filled world. Holderman has appeared frequently on many print media and television shows. She resides in Dallas, Texas.

  • Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner
    Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner
    Senior Director of Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)

    Certified Forensic Operator®️, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®️, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine

    Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner has more than 30 years of technical experience in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine and teaches three 15-week graduate courses on Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorist Emergencies. In 2014 he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BBC, Canada CTV, Australia ABC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise on High Consequence Pathogens such as Coronavirus, Ebola, Influenza, Measles, Cholera, Zika and other global health threats. He served 12-years as an Officer in the Australian and British militaries and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Global Health Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development in Washington DC.

  • Jeff Cross
    Jeff Cross
    ISSA Media Director

    Jeff Cross is the media director of ISSA, with flagship media brands that include Cleanfax, Cleaning and Maintenance Management, and ISSA Today magazines, and all related digital publications, multimedia products, and more. He is the previous owner of a successful cleaning and restoration firm. He also works as a trainer and consultant for business owners, managers, and frontline technicians, and is an IICRC-approved instructor. He can be reached at [email protected] or 740-973-4236.

  • John Poole
    John Poole
    ISSA CIMS Assessor
  • Kathy Tarnaski
    Kathy Tarnaski
    Unit Director, SSC Services for Education, Oakland University
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