Outreach Workshop

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The project held an outreach workshop in Santa Clara County on July 29, 1999. The 4-hour session was attended by about 60 janitorial contractors, facility managers, environmental staff, vendors, and agency representatives.
You may download each section of the workbook as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file. Otherwise, click on individual highlighted titles to connect with our web page for that excerpt.

Presenters and Sponsors

  1. Introduction
    • Product Usage
    • Injuries That Occur
    • Costs of These Injuries
  2. Evaluating Product Risks
    • Risk Evaluation
    • Highest Risk Products
    • Highest Risk Ingredients
    • Understanding MSDSs
    • Selecting Protective Gear
  3. Finding Environmentally Preferable Products
    • Suppliers We Have Contacted
    • Screening Criteria We Used
    • Products We Have Tested
    • How To Evaluate Samples
    • Overcoming Barriers To New Products
    • Hands-On Sample Tests
    • Evaluating Product Trials
  4. Managing Your Chemicals
  5. Wrap Up
    • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
    • Where To Get More Info
    • Concluding Thoughts

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