Implementing Product Stewardship in Your Facility
First and foremost, the MicroCare Stewardship approach focuses on safety, because a safe cleaning environment also is an efficient cleaning environment.
Product Selection and Training
Safety training, product selection, cleaning system design, operating training and on-site inspections are all part of the MicroCare product stewardship philosophy. Depending upon the specific application, MicroCare may insist the customer obtain new cleaning equipment or equipment with specific features. We always will insist on employee training. In extreme situations, MicroCare may refuse to allow a MicroCare cleaner to be used. We will work with your engineers to specify cleaning processes that are well-designed and well-maintained, ensuring proper cleaning, minimizing solvent emissions, saving money and protecting your people and our planet.
Rest Easy About Regulations
Regulatory compliance is another area in which MicroCare assists customers. We take great pains to insure the formulations are in compliance with local regulations, such as the VOC-rules in Southern California and the “F-gas” rules in Europe. MicroCare is totally up-to-date on the new GHS (Globally Harmonized System) for chemical safety standards. Our products, labels and SDS sheets are all REACH- and ROHS-compliant. We also have on-staff regulatory experts who diligently scan emerging regulations to ensure the product labels, product specs and SDS sheets are up-to-date, compliant with local rules and include all the information a company needs to use the product safely and properly.
Critical Cleaning Lab Support
To help companies in selecting a cleaning fluid and process, MicroCare offers a state-of-the-art applications laboratory where customers can have cleaning studies performed. This ensures the optimal combination of cleaning fluid and cleaning process is implemented for each application.
Handling, Storage, Recycling and Disposal Advice
Proper storage and handling procedures also are a focus of our Product Stewardship approach, because those procedures keep workers safe and avoid short-term overexposure. When appropriate, MicroCare even will work with customers to implement a monitoring program to track worker exposure levels.
Annual Audits and On-going Training
To ensure that the original plans and procedures are being followed and have been properly updated as the needs of the business evolved, we strongly recommend an annual audit of your cleaning system(s) and its operations.
MicroCare takes this responsibility for stewardship very seriously. We strongly recommend users satisfy their own curiosity and double-check our facts with thorough research into the products, processes and the competition. Should any person have any concerns about these products, they should contact MicroCare.