Green Schools

Green Cleaning: Learning on the Job

Use creative methods to train custodians to reduce energy and water consumption.

Training is provided to all workers, but in far too many cases it covers only the bare minimum required by law, such as OSHA requirements for personal protective equipment, blood borne pathogens and right-to-know information associated with chemicals in the workplace. Many could benefit by receiving more training on “effective” cleaning (as opposed to “efficient” cleaning), as well as ways for cleaning personnel to contribute to reducing a building’s overall ...

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What's Green Schools?

Commentary and analysis on sustainability issues in education, including green design and green cleaning.


Stephen Ashkin

Ashkin is executive director of the Green Cleaning Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization.
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