To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

This TSA  workshop  is  designed  for:

  • Custodial Maintenance staff
  • Housekeepers and their Supervisors
  • Groundskeepers
  • Entry level Maintenance personnel 

After many years of presenting our Basic Custodial Maintenance Training, TSA has determined that an in-depth workshop covering chemical-mixing and safety would be extremely beneficial for custodians and housekeepers who work in the field.  This workshop will cover various types of cleaning chemicals and their purposes.  It will focus on the processes of mixing and using these chemicals – dilution levels, disinfection levels, and germ control.  Because safety is so important in protecting custodians and housekeepers, emphasis at this workshop will be aimed at personal safety and the proper use of the products and equipment that custodians and housekeepers use on a daily basis.

The workshop will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about chemicals and safety under the direct supervision of our knowledgeable workshop leader. Workshop participants will receive a detailed workbook to use during the training, which will be theirs to keep for future reference on the job.  TSA certificates will be presented to all who attend this training.


Both Days, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 


  1. The 7 cleaning agents
    • Water
    • Natural soaps
    • Synthetic detergents/surfactants
    • Solvent cleaners
    • Acid cleaners
    • Alkaline cleaners
    • Abrasive cleaners
  2. Soil removal chemical processes
    • Wetting
    • Emulsification
    • Dispersion
    • Adsorption
  3. Soil removal physical processes
    • Penetration
    • Suspension
    • Viscosity
  4. Acid or alkaline? Understanding the pH scale
  5. Dilution levels and understanding concentrates and diluting
  6. Soil suspension factors and understanding the cleaning pie (CHAT) for all cleaning scenarios; chemical, heat, agitation, and time
  7. Disinfection levels
    • Sanitation
    • Disinfection
    • Sterilization
  8. Methods of germ control
    • Chemical
    • Mechanical
    • Temperature
    • Avoidance
  9. Safety equipment: – Eye, skin, hearing, lungs, overall
  10. Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets
  11. Understanding HMIS and NFPA
  12. Blood-borne pathogens
  13. Hand washing hands on demo with black light
  14. Ergonomics
  15. Slip/fall prevention
  16. Ladders, scaffolds, powered platforms, and aerial lifts
  17. Flammable and combustible products

    To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

PLEASE NOTE: Each workshop needs to be registered for individually OR you can make a note in the comments section of the registration form that you plan to attend BOTH Essentials of Custodial and Safety Training and Understanding Chemicals. If you do this, you do not have to fill in the registration form again for The Essentials of Custodial and Housekeeping Maintenance

For information on the companion workshop: The Essentials of Custodial and Housekeeping Maintenance