Green Cleaning University - Gco101 Conducting The Green Building Audit

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is conducting a baseline survey/audit important?
    • A. 

      Increases sales

    • B. 

      Identifies risks

    • C. 

      Keeps your manager off your back

    • D. 

      Provides information that will help you build a plan that is right for the customer

  • 2. 
    Some items to note in the baseline survey/audit should include chemicals, cleaning procedures, pest management, and general building conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When surveying/auditing chemicals in a building it is important to:
    • A. 

      Only note the high volume chemicals

    • B. 

      Note only the hazardous chemicals

    • C. 

      Walk the entire building looking in all possible spaces and note all cleaning products you find

    • D. 

      Not take note of products taken to building by its occupants

  • 4. 
    When surveying/auditing chemical products it is important to:
    • A. 

      Note the color of the container

    • B. 

      Note the year it was made

    • C. 

      List every ingredient on the label and MSDS

    • D. 

      Note "red flag" products such as ready-to-use products, aerosols and those identified as hazards based on the label signal words (i.e., poison, danger, flammable)

  • 5. 
    When surveying/auditing janitorial paper products it is important to note:
    • A. 

      Note the recycled content, size, and quality of the paper rolls

    • B. 

      Note whether the towels are bleached vs. natural fibers

    • C. 

      Note only the manufacturer

    • D. 

      Note if the paper comes from the rain forest

  • 6. 
    When surveying/auditing the general conditions of the building it is important to:
    • A. 

      Note whether an occupant has a new computer at their desk

    • B. 

      Note anything seen, smelled, heard (e.g. noise levels), etc. that could be caused or corrected by cleaning activities, products, or procedures

    • C. 

      Note how hard occupants are working

    • D. 

      Avoid talking to occupants

  • 7. 
    When surveying/auditing the exterior of the building, look at the following ways to understand how soils enter the building:
    • A. 

      Whether there is valet parking

    • B. 

      The number of lights near the door

    • C. 

      Vehicular traffic, parking structures, landscaping

    • D. 

      Whether there are any fountains or bodies of water near the door

  • 8. 
    When surveying/auditing the interior of the building, it is important to look for and note cleaning products brought from the employee's home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    It is NOT important to have Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on hazardous chemicals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When surveying/auditing cleaning procedures it is important to:
    • A. 

      Help them strip and finish a floor

    • B. 

      Check for burned out light bulbs

    • C. 

      Check attendance records of janitors

    • D. 

      Identify SOPs, contingency plans and any efficiency that can be achieved

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