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Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health by Dr. Michael A. Berry

Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health

Dr. Michael A. Berry

Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health is a classic reference work that is helping to transform the commercial cleaning industry.
Topics covered include:
  • Methods of high quality cleaning for good health;
  • The global environment's effect on the built environment;
  • Why you should be environmental managers, rather than just maintainers of the aesthetic;
  • How to ensure worker and customer safety;
  • Techniques to save time and money through proven cleaning management;
  • Environmental laws and regulations;
  • How people respond to the indoor environment;
  • Where pollutants come from and what they do;
  • How to evaluate a building before cleaning it;
  • Specialty cleaning: fire and water damage restoration;
  • How to market environmental cleaning using Total Quality Management (TQM);
  • In-depth list of references and related reading;
  • Detailed glossary;
  • ...and more!
About the Author

Dr. Michael A. Berry has over 30 years of experience in the fields of management and public health. His professional interest in public health began in 1963 when he studied Arab refugee camps in the Middle East. He served as Army Engineer Officer in Vietnam, 1967-68, where he dealt with many public health issues related to the civilian population and refugees. Since 1969, he has worked in environmental management and research programs related to air pollution, the assessment and management of toxic substances, and indoor environments.

Berry received his Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a graduate degree in management from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He has many years of teaching experience and is currently a Research Professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is particularly interested in environmental education for professionals who manage businesses that affect the quality of indoor and outdoor environments.


Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health:  Created on August 13th, 2009.  Last Modified on July 16th, 2014


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