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Topic: Housekeeping Procedures and Operations 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 7.  Understand important concepts and skills related to careers in facilities management and maintenance
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the skills used in planning, organizing, and maintaining an efficient housekeeping operation (e.g., operating cleaning equipment and tools; managing supply use; maintaining building interior surfaces, wall coverings, fabrics, furnishings, and floor surfaces)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the skills used in planning an efficient housekeeping operation
     2.Knows the skills used in organizing an efficient housekeeping operation
     3.Knows the skills used in maintaining an efficient housekeeping operation
     4.Knows how to operate cleaning equipment and tools
     5.Knows how to manage supply use
     6.Knows how to maintain building interior surfaces
     7.Knows how to maintain building wall coverings
     8.Knows how to maintain building fabrics
     9.Knows how to maintain building furnishings
     10.Knows how to maintain building floor surfaces
   Benchmark 2.Knows sanitation procedures that are used to maintain a clean and safe environment (e.g., various types of cleaning methods, OSHA regulations, pest control systems, Centers for Disease Control [CDC] standards, Americans with Disability Act [ADA] regulations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that sanitation procedures are used to maintain a clean and safe environment
     2.Knows various types of cleaning methods
     3.Knows OSHA regulations
     4.Knows pest control systems
     5.Knows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standards
     6.Knows Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations
   Benchmark 3.Knows hazardous materials and waste management procedures (e.g., waste minimization plans, recycling programs, safe disposals of pesticides)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows hazardous materials procedures
     2.Knows waste management procedures
     3.Knows waste minimization plans
     4.Knows recycling programs
     5.Knows safe disposals of pesticides
   Benchmark 5.Knows appropriate laundering processes (e.g., knows the functions of machines and equipment used in laundry operations; knows procedures for the selection of textiles, chemicals, and equipment associated with laundry)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the functions of machines and equipment used in laundry operations
     2.Knows procedures for the selection of textiles
     3.Knows procedures for the selection of chemicals
     4.Knows procedures for the selection of equipment associated with laundry