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The Simon Institute, an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the professional cleaning industry, announced that the ANSI SI-0001 Standard for the Safe Use of Cleaning Chemicals is now open for public review and comment until Dec. 7, 2018.

The purpose of SI-0001 Safe Use Cleaning Chemicals Standard is to provide guidance in the handling, use, and disposal of janitorial cleaning chemicals, as well as to provide standards for training of cleaning chemical workers and their supervisors. Specific processes are provided to protect workers who might become exposed to unsafe situations involving cleaning chemicals. The scope of this standard includes all circumstances where cleaning workers may be exposed to cleaning chemical hazards used in routine cleaning activities in janitorial, custodial and housekeeping applications. The standard does not prescribe specific cleaning techniques or processes.

Stakeholders Impacted by this Standard include:
    •    Janitorial operations (manufacturing, government, military, disabled workers, industrial facilities)
    •    Custodial operations (universities, schools K-12, private schools, museums, libraries, churches)
    •    Housekeeping operations (healthcare, lodging, childcare)
    •    Building owners and managers
    •    Building contract cleaning service organizations
    •    Cleaning chemical manufacturing organizations
    •    Facility safety, environmental and medical organizations

The SI-001 draft standard is available until Dec. 7, 2018, for review and comment as part of the ANSI 45-day public review period. To access the draft Standard and comment forms, click here. All comments must be submitted to Simon Institute’s Executive Director Kristie McNealy at kristie@simoninstitute.org.