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ASTM E1971-98

ASTM E1971-98

Standard Guide for Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings

2017-08-16 /Historical
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1.1 This guide covers a procedure to assist owners and operators of commercial and institutional buildings in the stewardship of cleaning and housekeeping operations. The focus of this guide is to address appropriate cleaning activities and processes, to maximize eco-efficiency and to minimize adverse impacts on the building occupants, cleaning personnel, the building structure itself, and the environment. Adherence to the principles set forth in this guide can lead to greater tenant/occupant satisfaction, reduced operational costs and greater productivity (of occupants and cleaning personnel).

1.2 This guide will focus on the development of a stewardship plan and will include the assessment of cleaning processes, product selection, storage, usage, disposal, equipment, training of cleaning personnel and communication throughout the chain-of-commerce.

1.3 This guide addresses issues relating to the operation and maintenance of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems which can have a major impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) only to the extent that the HVAC system provides adequate ventilation to lower risk to cleaning personnel, building occupants and the environment during or as a result of the cleaning process.

1.4 This guide is for use in a building that is maintained by either in-house cleaning personnel or an outside cleaning contractor.

1.5 This guide is not intended for construction related activities, but may be appropriate for post construction clean-up.

1.6 This guide is not intended as a procedural guide for cleaning personnel.

1.7 This guide is not intended for use in residential buildings.

1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

cleaning; commercial buildings; custodial services; extended product responsibility; green buildings; housekeeping; indoor air quality; janitorial services; loss prevention; operations and maintenance; regulatory compliance; risk minimization; stewardship
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