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Resources

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In addition to the FOCUS line, American Cleaning Solutions offers hundreds of stocked and custom Industrial and Institutional cleaning products at www.cleaning-solutions.com.

You may also find the following links helpful if you want to learn more about green cleaning or keep abreast of regulations and guidelines that can directly affect your and your clients' businesses.

Green Cleaning

The Ashkin Group, LLC: Leading experts in the field of green cleaning, consulting to industry, government and non-profits such as Green Seal™

Our Community Works, Inc.: A not-for-profit community development group that helps companies and organizations fast-track their way to healthier, more productive workplaces. OCW recently wrote, tested, and rolled out the Green Cleaning Manual for a major property development/management firm (700 buildings).

Greening the Department of the Interior: Reviews OSHA guidelines that address worker safety and other federal guidelines that address waste storage and disposal, outlines green cleaning practices and their impacts on worker safety and the environment, and examines issues that arise when janitors practice specific cleaning activities.

New York State Office of Government Services Green Cleaning Program

The Pennsylvania Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: This is the definitive publication in this field. If you don't read anything else regarding green cleaning, you must read this.

US Department of Interior Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guidelines

US Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment (DfE)

US Environmental Protection Agency Database on Environmental Information for Products and Services

US Environmental Protection Agency IAQ Tools for Schools

Industry Green Cleaning Trends and History

ISSA: To keep abreast of regulatory issues that affect our industry.

CM Cleaning and Maintenance Management Online "Environmental Issues" Archives

Regulatory Information

Legislative and Regulatory Updates

New Jersey Executive Order #11 Re: Energy Efficiency and Green Procurement<

New York Schools Officially Required to Use Environmentally Sensitive Cleaning Products

Connecticut, New Jersey Issue "Environmentally Preferable" Procurement Guidelines

New York State Issues Proposed Green Cleaning Product Procurement Specifications

Massachusetts Reintroduces "The Safer Cleaning Products Act" This is a bad link.

Organizations

While there are thousands of organizations that promote green cleaning, only a few are truly driving the greening of our industry. Stay abreast of their activities. If you engage them in a win/win way, they can be tremendous resources for lead generation (opening doors to new customers) as well as providing inexpensive and immediate technical and marketing information.

Green Seal™

Healthy Schools Network, Inc.

InForm, Inc.

International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc. (IEHA)

New American Dream Institutional Purchasing Program

US Green Building Council: Go here to find information about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Workplace Hazards Information

Federal OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Technical information on workplace hazards, specific industries

Safety and Health Topics: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Haz-Map: National Library of Medicine's relational database linking hazardous chemicals, jobs and diseases

ToxFAQs: Brief summaries on hazardous substances rom Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ToxNet: National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas

Several FOCUS products are certified by Green Seal™, an independent non-profit third party certification organization and/or are recognized by EPA/Safer Choice partnership, reducing risk to people and the environment. EPA/Safer Choice has reduced the use of chemicals of concern by approximately 335 million pounds.