Learn how to protect your employees and reassure your customers by earning the brand new COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Certificate from BSCAI. This course offers individual training designed expressly for front-line cleaners to supplement training related to worker safety and routine disinfection techniques with a specific focus on COVID-19. To meet the needs of the BSC community, the COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course is now available in Spanish! If you are a front-line cleaner or part of a janitorial staff, cleaning supervisor, operations manager, site supervisor, facility maintenance staff or property manager, this course provides relevant, timely training ideally suited to today’s market.
Unlike other programs that claim to focus on front-line cleaners, BSCAI understands the training needs of the contracting cleaning and facility services contractors. This three-hour course costs just $30 per student for BSCAI member companies and does not expire or require any continuing education credits to maintain.
Show your customers that you have invested in your employee safety and training on CDC, EPA and OSHA guidelines related to routine disinfection for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that could threaten occupant health and safety, which is more important now than ever.
Purchasing and Pricing
Click the orange links below to purchase individual, bundles and enterprise licensing. Please note: If you are looking to purchase the Spanish version of BSCAI's COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course, click here.
*The Enterprise License can be purchased by companies who have their own Learning Management System and want an enterprise license to deploy BSCAI's COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course within their company. To purchase this course, please make sure your Learning Management System, Learning Resource System, or Learning Experience Platform is SCORM compliant – meaning your system is capable of holding a SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, AICC, TIN API or cmi5 files.
- Training follows CDC, EPA and OSHA guidelines for COVID-19 disinfection
- Online training platform accessible from a computer, tablet or smartphone
- Five modules covering critical elements of worker safety and disinfection
- Three hours of total training with open-book quizzes at the conclusion of each section to validate key learning objectives
- The ability to pause, save, and resume progress across the modules
- A certificate issued at the successful completion of each of the five sections that signifies understanding of key concepts related to COVID-19 worker safety and disinfection.
Additional Course Benefits
Though many companies develop training that covers safety and disinfecting techniques, only this course provides a certificate of completion for each employee that takes the course – progress and learning that can be verified by you. BSCAI developed this comprehensive course in conjunction with Stephen Ashkin, a world-renown expert in the janitorial industry and a veteran trainer. This course has passed rigorous contractor peer review, and has the technical accuracy to meet the expectation of your customer and the practical training that your employees expect from you. Unlike supplier training programs, BSCAI's COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Certificate is brand agnostic and works with your systems regardless of suppliers, equipment, or type of facility cleaned.
United States Green Building Council Approved
This course meets the requirements of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Pilot Credit (Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space) for training. You can help your clients achieve and maintain their LEED Rating by making this training investment in your employees.
This course has been designed to train front-line cleaners and janitorial staff on routine disinfection and worker health and safety with an emphasis on COVID-19. This program has been created with the leading practices in adult learning to maximize engagement, comprehension, and retention.
The course is comprised of five sections with an open book quiz at the end of each section. The five sections of the BSCAI's COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course include:
- The Science of Cleaning and Disinfecting
- The Basics of Infection Control and COVID-19
- Worksite Safety Precautions
- Disinfecting Procedures for COVID-19
- Communications and Documentation
Once all five sections have been successfully completed, the student will be issued a BSCAI's COVID-19 Disinfection & Safety Course certificate of completion. Each student will have a record created in the BSCAI Knowledge Center, which provides access to this course, other courses for purchase, and over 75 hours of free, pre-recorded training in the five learning tracks.
To see a detailed course outline, click here.
Preview the Course
Want to get a better idea of how this course will be formatted and presented? Watch this demo video below. Use the "Previous" and "Next" buttons at the bottom to navigate between the course modules.
This three-hour course costs just $30 per employee for BSCAI member companies. Enjoy discounts of up to 30% for purchasing bundles of 10, 25, 50, and 100 seats for the course. If you have a large staff to train, you can consider the Enterprise license, which is available for purchase to upload and integrate into your own LMS system. This course was designed with BSCs in mind and priced so that the entire staff and front-line workers can receive this valuable training without breaking your training budget.
Not a BSCAI member? Click here to understand how much you can save, and other benefits you and your company will enjoy.
About Stephen Ashkin
Steve has been working in the cleaning industry since 1981, where he has held key technical and management positions for leading commercial and consumer products companies. He has extensive experience working throughout the entire supply chain, and is the former director of product development for Seventh Generation and formulated cleaning and disinfecting products. Steve additionally served on EPA’s Workgroup on safer/greener disinfectants, as well as standard development for Safer Choice, UL/EcoLogo and Green Seal.
Steve is currently developing programs with the USGBC, Green Sports Alliance, International WELL Building Institute, SEIU’s training funds on both the West and East Coasts, Building Service Contractors Association International, and numerous businesses across the country and around the globe.