Simon Institute | Cleaning Chemical Safety | Standards Michigan

Simon Institute | Cleaning Chemical Safety

One of the largest cost centers in the education facilities industry now has an ANSI accredited standard for keeping campuses tidy and hygenic


Simon Institute | Cleaning Chemical Safety

July 13, 2018
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Park City High School | Park City, Utah

The Simon Institute is in the process of revising its standard SI-0001 Safe Use of Cleaning Chemicals.  From the project prospectus:

Cleaning workers and patrons of facilities are injured or killed due to improper chemical handling. Accidents are frequently caused by what are considered to be “safe” household cleaning chemicals. On other occasions, the accident is a result of misusing and/or mixing dangerous chemicals that have no place in a regular cleaning operation.  (LEARN MORE HERE)

The status of the current revision of SI-0001 incorporates comments which were approved by a majority of the Consensus Body Members who submitted ballots on Ballot #2.  Circulation of the exposure draft is limited to the Simon Institute Consensus Body at the moment but subject matter experts in the education facilities industry are welcomed to participate in the continued development of this and other Simon Institute standards.  To do so you may contact Kristie McNealy at the Simon Institute (307-282-0795), for more information.

All Simon Institute standards are on the standing agenda of our weekly Open Door teleconference — every Wednesday, 11 AM Eastern time.   CLICK HERE to log in.

Issue: [13-77]

Category: Occupational Health & Safety, Facility Asset Management

Colleagues: Richard Robben, John Lawter


Posted October 15, 2017

It is difficult to underestimate the contribution an ANSI accredited suite of standards for custodial enterprises will make to our industry’s #TotalCostofOwnership agenda.   In 2013, seeing that there were no accredited consensus standards for the education facilities industry, custodial service experts at the University of Michigan approached two trade associations to create these standards.  (See History of University of Michigan Leadership in Infrastructure Standards).  The Simon Institute responded  and has begun the rollout several of them; a few listed below:

Background information on the professionalization of the custodial industry is covered in the videoclip linked below:



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