The ISSA Clean Standards
The ISSA family of Clean Standards establishes a framework to help schools and other institutional facilities objectively assess the effectiveness of their cleaning processes using ATP meters in conjunction with a more traditional audit process. Based on the philosophy of “Clean, Measure, Monitor,” the ISSA Clean Standards contribute to the quality of the indoor environment by focusing on:
- The desired levels of cleanliness that can reasonably be achieved
- Recommended monitoring and inspection procedures to measure the effectiveness of cleaning
- How to use the measurement and inspection results to assess and improve cleaning processes and products, ultimately resulting in a clean, healthy, and safe indoor environment.
ISSA Clean Standard: Institutional & Commercial
The ISSA Clean Standard: Institutional and Commercial Facilities applies to office buildings, retail stores, hotels, and other similar facilities. It derives from research in K-12 schools, but has been restructured to make it applicable to and easier to use in institutional and commercial facilities.
ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 Schools
The ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 is intended to apply specifically to K-12 school facilities, including both public and private institutions. The ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 relies upon both objective and subjective components in setting forth a methodology for measuring cleaning effectiveness.