Post #4 of 10
Protocol for Measuring and Monitoring Cleaning Effectiveness:
Written Plan | Building Audit
- Initially upon implementation of the Clean Standard: K-12 to establish baseline conditions;
- Two times per year (once per semester) to be scheduled at the convenience of staff and performed consistently each year. The building audit should be performed while school is in session; and
- Whenever there is a significant change in conditions or procedure (e.g., new cleaning program, significant construction activity, etc.)
Varsity Facility Services, a national janitorial services who uses the highest green cleaning methods, and an award winning member of ISSA, is proud to present a 10-part series of informative and vital blog posts from the “ISSA Clean Standard K-12 Schools 1014-2013 | Measure the Effectiveness of Cleaning”
About ISSA (Varsity is a member of ISSA)
As the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning. It promotes the vision that cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.
ISSA’s more than 6,400 members include distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers and associated service members. The association helps increase professionalism and member success by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, events and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry and the value it provides.
For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-255-4772.
1. Managing Transpare, a web-based system designed to communicate the environmental, safety and health attributes of cleaning products.
2. Managing the research that will define "clean" from a public health perspective for K-12 schools as well as establishing scientifically the positive connection between cleaning and health, and student performance.
3. Participated on the EPA committee that developed a pilot program for "green" disinfectants and sanitizers.
4. Co-chaired the committee that developed the guidelines and specifications for the Illinois green cleaning for schools act.
5. Manage the alliance between ISSA and the U.S. EPA Design for the Environment which is designed to promote the development and production of environmentally preferable cleaning products.
In his other role as Director of Legislative Affairs for ISSA, which he has held since August 1985, Bill oversees the association's regulatory and legislative programs. Issues covered include safety and health, transportation, product formulation, and other issues germane to the cleaning industry. Over the past several years Bill has been focusing on issues related to environmentally preferable cleaning products and services.
Latest posts by Bill Balek (see all)
- Cleaning & Hygiene: The Foundation of Infection Control - March 18, 2016
- Protocol: Plan | Audit - June 17, 2014
- Defining Current Cleaning Procedures – K-12 - June 2, 2014