Office of Mental Health

Compliance with Executive Order 134 - Environmental Impact of Cleaning of Facilities

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates 26 psychiatric centers and two research centers. It occupies 858 buildings throughout the State. Executive Order 134 required all State agencies to procure and use cleaning products that minimize the potential impacts to human health and the environment. It also required the agencies to conduct an assessment of their programs to promote environmentally safe cleaning and transition to certain conforming products within specified time periods. We found that OMH had performed this assessment and was using some environmentally preferred cleaning products. However, OMH was not in full compliance with the Executive Order, because it was continuing to purchase and use non-environmentally preferred cleaning products at many of its facilities. We recommended actions that would bring OMH into full compliance with the Executive Order.

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