Tag Archives: Healthy Buildings

Clean or sanitize for Seasonal Influenza?

While cleaning removes germs, dirt, and grime from surfaces, it doesn’t kill germs. Sanitize with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill germs on surfaces. Lowering the number of germs effectively can lower the risk of spreading infection.

CSG recommends using products & systems that are environmentally and health conscious. Send the message that you care about the health of your building occupants by working with CSG, a Green Clean janitorial provider.

Read these tips and more at CDC recommendations:

1. Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing

2. Clean and disinfect surfaces and object that are touched often

3. Simply do routine cleaning and disinfecting

4. Clean and disinfect correctly

5. Use products safety

6. Handle waste properly

7. Do your research

CSG standard is to clean facilities for the health of its occupants, our employees and the protection of the environment for today and tomorrow.

The newer cleaning industry technologies and products allow us to clean effectively at a competitive cost as well as reduce health risks and improve the margin of safety for the people using the products and the building occupants. This also further reduces impact on the environment.

Contract Service Group Recertifies to CIMS-GB

BREA — Contract Services Group, Inc. (“CSG”), a leading building
services contractor, achieved recertification with honors of the
prestigious ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green
Buildings (CIMS-GB).  

ISSA recognizes CSG’s continued commitment to business excellence!

CIMS Green Building Certification with Honors additional distinction
illustrates CSG’s commitment to delivering green cleaning and Leadership
in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable cleaning
programs.

via cpearce http://mycleanlink.com/mycleanlink_blogs/b/cpearce/archive/2013/09/24/contract-service-group-recertifies-to-cims-gb.aspx

CSG shares fair temporary labor practices at DOL

As CSG gets geared up to launch our informative Temporary Labor Laws white paper, we are pleased to share the DOL Fair Labor Data Challenge.

Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division wants to ensure that all employers are compliant with Fair Labor Standards Act and fair temporary labor practices. Passed 75 years ago, the FLSA established basic worker protections for minimum wage and overtime compensation.

They are calling for an app to provide consumers find out if a business is obeying the law
and treating their workers fairly.  DOL says the new app would “empower consumers to make informed choices about where to shop, eat or even vacation.”

Even better, the app will give consumers clear information about which businesses are “doing the right thing and playing by the rules” by working with social media channels to show if an establishment is
in compliance with federal labor laws.

“Create an innovative tool that lets an informed consumer find out if a business is obeying the law when it comes to paying workers properly, ” says DOL.
The DOL Fair Labor Data Challenge is described as: a call for a smartphone application that integrates the
department’s publicly available enforcement data with consumer ratings websites, geo-positioning Web tools and other relevant data sets. 

CSG agrees with the DOL that  workers, employers and the American public can work together to ensure fair labor practices that support business owners and improve workplaces for everyone.

via cpearce http://mycleanlink.com/mycleanlink_blogs/b/cpearce/archive/2013/08/01/temporary-labor.aspx

Improve Academic Performance with High Performing Healthy Buildings

The EPA outlines research showing that a school’s physical environment has a major impact on asthma and other respiratory illnesses. CSG and the EPA wants you to make every month Asthma Awareness Month at your education facility with effective Healthy School Management programs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism.80 But schools with effective maintenance programs show better attendance records than other schools. The EPA says that Healthy School Environments can significantly impact not only attendance but also student and staff efficiency and performance.

CSG understands Healthy Buildings are high performing buildings. CSG is a proud service partner of high-profile facilities that are LEED certified. CSG has systems in place that are a value component in Healthy School Environments working toward LEED certifications.

LEED for Schools is the recognized third-party standard for high performance schools.  The EPA acknowledges and advocates for the LEED certification process across the nation including networking for financing schools, hospitals and other facilities with critical public health requirements.