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CIRI Symposium 2020: Spotlight on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CIRI 2020 Symposium Recording is Now Available


The CIRI 2020 Science Symposium is a full-day (8-hour) session of academic presentations and research presented around cleaning for COVID-19 and Coronavirus. Originally recorded on March 31, 2020, the Symposium is broken down into three sessions that focus on communications, testing and assessment, and strategies for worker training, safety and pandemic preparedness.



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Cleaning Industry Research Institute Issues Guidance for COVID-19 Decontamination in Built Environments


Technical document outlines best practices for cleaning, disinfection, worker safety and post cleaning measurement GRANVILLE, OH— [May 29, 2020] — The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and dissemination of unbiased, peer-reviewed research for the professional cleaning and disaster restoration industries, today issued its official Guidance document for the cleaning and decontamination of hard surfaces in non-healthcare environments from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).


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CIRI Introduces Testing and Certificate Option for COVID-19 Training


GRANVILLE, OH— [May 19, 2020] — Organizations and departments looking for resources to inform cleaning protocols, train employees and communicate cleaning procedures in the wake of COVID-19 have a new tool in their toolkit.


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Industry Associations Team Up with CIRI to Advance Science-Based Research on COVID-19, Pandemic Preparedness, Disinfection and Measurement


ISSA, BSCAI, IICRC and IAQA to promote CIRI’s March 31st virtual science symposium with members and stakeholders. Granville, OH — [March 24, 2020] —


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Cleaning Science Quarterly Cover

Take a test read of the Cleaning Science Quarterly - the only peer-reviewed research journal for the cleaning industry!


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“Only science can see.”

For the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) it is just that simple.


CIRI’s strong belief in this credo represents a major shift in how the cleaning industry views the future. It also emphasizes the need for high performance cleaning for health, hygiene and appearance.

Evidence shows that cleaning service personnel — no matter how well trained — cannot determine a surface’s cleanliness simply by visually inspecting it. Only science-based cleaning standards can make that determination and CIRI hopes to lead the way in establishing those standards. The Institute is laying the groundwork for developing the basic science for measuring and establishing methods for quantifying clean. A task force has been appointed to assist in these endeavors.

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