The Green Workplace

Green and Healthy WorkplaceWhat is a Green workplace?  The concept has been bastardized until it means anything from a plant in the corner to a recycling program.  Getting back to the core definition of Green, it is about health and the health of people in any defined system.  So, a healthy building is a matter of the "Health Quotient" measured not by the power use, recycling program. the building materials, or water saving system.

Take note of the opposite of a healthy building where the normal condition is an orderly and efficient workplace.  Yet, workers are troubled by unexplained headaches and period of fatigue.  Occasionally, the more sensitive worker experience intense reactions that others do not.  If the records were reviewed, the number of sick days will be excessive, and unnecessary.

Affordable Green Cleaning Training

Green Clean TrainingGreen cleaning janitorial services have to think of the turn-over issue of employees.  Workers leave and new ones are hired, so the orientation and training process can be a constant issue.  The best training program lose their impact as the cleaning crews change.  Like many things in life, one good effort is not an enduring solution.

We all know that the workers are the delivery point for any Green cleaning program.  If the workers are little more than hourly employees, how does this differ from a typical, fake-Green cleaning service.

Purchasing Agents and Green Products

Purchasing Agent for Green CleaningRegardless of the title, if you are the person acting as the purchasing agent for the company, you are the leading edge of the Green program.  Think of "Going Green" as a diet to lose weight.  Controlling what you buy to eat will radically impact your weight.  You cannot rely on advertising and hyped claims, you need to know what is in the food you buy.

We know that PRICE is often the biggest issue for any company in the purchasing decisions, but there are equally important factors.  The health of those who work with the products is a pressing issue.  So, you will want to understand the other values that should influence the purchases you make.  

Total Facility Manangement Promotes Green Cleaning

Total Facility ManagementTotal Facility Maintenance has stepped up their program to become a more effective Green cleaning operation.  Located in the Chicago, Illinois area, Total Facility Maintenance is well-known in the area.  The challenge of our day is not just cleaning the building.  Green cleaning brings health concerns to the forefront.  Employee health of workers and the employees of the buildings served are affected by the cleaning program.  

The quality of the work counts in ways most have not considered until recently.  As a family owned business, Total Facility Maintenance has it primary office in Wood Dale, IL.  The introduction of the online video training for workers improves everything about a cleaning service as the frontline workers are first hand to the cleaning program.

Sustainable Cleaning Products Explained

Sustainable Cleaning ProductsSustainable is primarily about the depletion of resources (understood as consumption), including the pressure on landfills (understood as waste).  So, if the product requires the consumption of resources, or unecessiarly fills our landfills with waste; there is a predictable point where consumption can overrun our ability to supply or dispose of these consumable products.  So, you might expect that sustainable product reduces that demand on non-renewable resources and lessens the volume of trash sent to land fills.  Many environmentally-hyped products ignore many of the sustainable issues that have value the future of the community and our lives.

The Unexpected Impact of Green Cleaning Services

Green cleaning and phosphatesOutside the office, the cleaning products used have yet another level of health concerns.  Soap and cleaning product containing phosphates promote algae growth that rob oxygen from the water.  Lack of oxygen causes "Dead Zone" where aquatic life cannot survive.  Many cities no longer have beautiful blue-green rivers, but brown-green rivers that literally smell bad.