Cleaning and Toxics
Provide Training & Information For Cleaning Crews

What Is It?

Training and information sessions provide a formal time and place where employers can communicate their green-cleaning policy to cleaning crews. Programs usually include instructions on cleaning methods and information on green-cleaning products and equipment. The training program can either be carried out by the building manager or outsourced to consultants specializing in green-cleaning training. Businesses that contract their cleaning work to a service provider should ensure that the cleaning company provides regular training to its employees.


Providing regular training and information for cleaning crews is a worthwhile investment for a company. Training educates cleaning staff and improves their quality of work and ability to make well-informed decisions toward choosing cleaning methods, products, and equipment for the company. By using green products and informing cleaning crews, businesses reduce the risk of toxic exposure as well as minimize the environmental impact of disposing harmful cleaning products.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • The Chiofaro Company
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • TD Garden

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Additional Resources

Examples of Green-Cleaning Training Providers in Boston


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