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Additional On-Line Tools and Resources for Surface Cleaning
The Joint Service Solvent Substitution (JS3) Database
Joint Service P2 Technical Library
Toxics Use Reduction Institute's P2 Option Assessment System
This tool provides a lot of information on safety for both workers and the environment. It has limited use for proposing alternatives as the user provides the alternatives compared in this tool. One of the benefits of this tool is the ability to use both quantitative and qualitative data on the chemical toxicity, ecological effects, physical properties of both current and proposed chemistries.
Kooperationstelle Hamburg Cleantool
The site provides objective information in text, image, and video format on metal cleaning processes for a wide range of industries. CleanTool is an interactive tool, allowing users to submit data, receive guidance and ranked recommendations. Over 250 different processes from five European countries are featured, with each item evaluated prior to publication by expert Advisory Groups.
The tool provides a summary of processes covering Costs, Technology, Quality, Occupational Safety & Health, and Environment. The results can be sorted by each category. Each process is ranked as very good, good, satisfactory, sufficient, bad and no statement for the five areas. Each is color coded for easy visual assessment. The tool does include process information and gives alternative name and manufacturer contact.
CleanGredients for I&I Cleaning Products
ToxServices has partnered with the US Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) as a third-party profiler to evaluate a wide range of cleaning and household products for DfE-recognition. They also have partnered with Green Blue to evaluate chemical ingredients for listing on CleanGredients. Through these programs, ToxServices provides:
To submit a product for DfE review, please download the Formulation Information Request form from their website and upon receiving the form, ToxServices will contact you to discuss a timeframe and quote for your review. Please contact themto learn more about their DfE third-party review services or to list a chemical ingredient on CleanGredients.
Center for Environmental Leadership Practices
Finding specific results for cleaning issues is best done using the Text search option. At the Center for Environmental Leadership Practices database, only a limited amount of information available. Using the GreenBiz Tool Box, searching via text provides over 300 cleaning related sites and products. A short summary was provided with additional contact information or web site links.
Program for Assisting the Replacement of Industrial Solvents
It aids the user to identify possible replacement materials for current solvents. PARIS II is unique for its ability to design mixtures when no single compound can meet user specifications. A lot of physical characteristics of solvents are needed in order to obtain useful alternative information.
Cleaning Industry Research Insitute
CIRI, a 501.C.3 not for profit scientific educational and research insititute, was created to raise awareness of the importance of cleaning through scientific research. Their goal is to identify, catalog & expand on existing research to help members be more effective, improve people's understanding of the importance of cleaning and influence the development of policy.
The Healthy House Institute, LLC.
The Healthy House Institute® (HHI) provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes. To this end, HHI treats the home like an ecosystem with many interrelated parts, covering topics in-depth such as air and water quality, building, remodeling and furnishing, cleaning and housekeeping, health and safety, ventilation, lighting, energy efficiency and more. The source for a better, safer indoor environment.
HousekeepingChannel (HC) is a comprehensive resource for "Better, Faster, Healthier" cleaning and housekeeping.
HC exists to help you clean, protect and enhance your home environment using proven processes and practices from cleaning experts, professional executive housekeepers and cleaning services, environmental service professionals, doctors and scientists, and organizational and time-management consultants.
International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA)
The IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. Executive Housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. Some are: leadership opportunities; resource materials; education program designation; employment referral service; a Technical question Hotline (1-800-200-6342); networking; an annual convention and trade show including several education sessions; and a monthly trade publication, Executive Housekeeping Today.
GreenGopher is a one-stop shop for information about and connections to lean and green product and practice resources for businesses. The website includes "how to" information about conserving water and energy, reducing pollution, and contributing less to the waste stream. The site's staff of analysts (or Green Gophers) researches, vets, and presents lean and green solutions in a clear, unbiased way that helps identify choices that improve business results.
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