CLEANING AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES

CDC Publications

Infection Control
CDC has information about cleaning, sterilization, and infection control in health care facilities. Information is included about cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces and patient care areas, and about cleaning spills of blood and other body fluids.

EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends specifications, standards, and ecolabelsexternal icon to help federal purchasers identify and procure environmentally sustainable products and services.

California Department of Public Health Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program

The State of California has an occupational asthma prevention program that provides information for workers and employers about asthma and cleaning products:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/OHB/WRAPP/Pages/Employers.aspxexternal icon

Green Cleaners

Several organizations certify cleaning products as less hazardous for the users and the environment:

Ecologo Programexternal icon
The Ecologo Program was founded by the government of Canada and certifies environmentally preferable products.

Greensealexternal icon
Greenseal develops life cycle-based sustainability standards for products, services and companies and offer third-party certification.

Environmental Working Groupexternal icon (EWG)
EWG has information about environmentally safe cleaning materials for household and commercial use. Other topics related to environmental health are also discussed.

Industry Resources

International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)external icon
This is the Web site of the world wide cleaning industry association.

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