green cleaning program - Oxford Public Schools

GREEN CLEANING PROGRAM
IN SCHOOLS
(CT PUBLIC ACT 09-81)
The State of Connecticut is requiring that each local and regional board of education
implement a green cleaning program for all school buildings and facilities in its district.
Oxford Board of Education is committed to the implementation of this law by providing the
staff and, upon request, the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a
written statement of the school district’s green cleaning program as well as making it
available on its web site annually. The policy will also be distributed to new staff hired
during the school year and to parents or guardians of students transferring in during the
school year.
1. Green cleaning program means the procurement and proper use of environmentally
preferable cleaning products as defined by the Department of Administrative
Services (DAS) for all state owned buildings, schools and facilities. DAS currently
requires that environmentally preferable cleaning products be independently
certified by one of two third party certified organizations: Green Seal or Eco Logo
2. By July 1, 2011 and thereafter no person shall use a cleaning product in a public
school unless it meets the DAS standard.
3. The types of cleaning products covered in this legislation include: general purpose,
bathroom, and glass cleaners, floor strippers and finishes, hand cleaners and soaps.
The preferred green cleaning products used by this school district are listed on
attachment “A”
4. Disinfectants, disinfectant cleaners, sanitizers or antimicrobial products regulated
by the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act are not covered by this law.
The following statement will be part of this school districts program as stated in the
new law;
“NO PARENT, GUARDIAN, TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY BRING
INTO THE SCHOOL FACILITY ANY CONSUMER PRODUCT WHICH IS
INTENDED TO CLEAN, DEODORIZE, SANITIZE OR DISINFECT”
The implementation of this program requires the support and cooperation of
everyone including administrators, faculty, staff, parents, guardians and
facilities staff.
Any questions concerning the program can be directed to:
John Barlow Facilities Manager, Oxford Public Schools
1 Great Hill Rd., Oxford, Ct. 06478, Phone; 203-888-7754
ATTACHMENT “A’
GREEN PRODUCT LISTING
This chart lists the types, names and manufacturers of the green products used by this school
district as well as the location/area of application and the schedule of when each is used.
PRODUCT
/TYPE
General Purpose
Cleaner
NAME
MANUFACTURER
LOCATION
/AREA
General Purpose
Cleaning/ Sanitizer
Bathrooms, Classrooms
General Purpose
Cleaning/ Sanitizer
Bathrooms, Classrooms
Bathrooms & Classrooms
FREQUENCY/
SCHEDULE
D
ES-70
Enviro-Solutions
General Purpose
Cleaner
ES-72
Enviro-Solutions
Neutral Cleaner
ES-64
Enviro-Solutions
Neutral Cleaner
Hand Soap
Heavy Duty
Cleaner
Glass Cleaner
ES-84
Symmetry
ES-75
Enviro-Solutions
Buckeye International
Enviro-Solutions
Floor Washing
All Bathrooms and Sinks
D
D
D
ES-77
Enviro-Solutions
D
Spray & Wipe
Cleaner
Heavy Duty
Degreaser
Air Freshener
ES-74
Enviro-Solutions
All Glass, Mirrors, and
Windows
General Purpose Cleaner
ES-75
Enviro-Solutions
D
ES-120-6 BIO
Enviro-Solutions
General Purpose
Cleaner/Sanitizer
ES-71+
Enviro-Solutions
Hand Sanitizer
Symmetry
Buckeye International
Floor Wax
AF 1438
Affiliated Laboratories
Bio-Active
Washroom
Cleaner
Wax Stripper
ES-920
Enviro-Solutions
Kitchen/Food Grade
Approved
Bathrooms, Locker
Rooms
General Purpose
Cleaning/ Sanitizer
Bathrooms, Classrooms
Bathrooms, Sinks, and
Halls
Hall and Classroom Hard
Flooring (VCT, VET )
Bathrooms
ES-90-6
Enviro-Solutions
Hall and Classroom Hard
Flooring (VCT, VET )
A
Frequency/Schedule:
D = Daily
W = Weekly
M = Monthly
A = Annually
SA = Semi annually
D
D
D
W
D
D
SA
W
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