One week ago today, a newborn daughter lost her father.
One week ago today, a newlywed wife lost her husband.
One week ago today, a man lost his life.
All of this happened because of cleaning chemicals. Yes, it was an accident, but it was a preventable one. Two chemicals, an acid used for descaling dishwashers was spilled on the floor and not cleaned up. The floor was then mopped with a chlorinated product. You might think this doesn’t happen often, but in 2017 it did over 2200 times.
The two mixed together and a deadly gas was created. 13 people went to the hospital and one never left.
The Academy has many classes throughout the year, and in all of them, we focus on the safety of the frontline worker. Please consider attending a professional development course and help keep accidents like this from happening.
Mike Seebeck with Earthlabs/HDOX and Dave with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence were both in the GEM Supply booth at the FSPMA conference this week in Orlando, FL. The two guys talk to distributors around the country as to the benefits of professional development and partnering with operations such as GEM Supply.
The Rock Star series of motivational sessions was on Mikes’s mind as he attended a couple of sessions and then applied the thought processes while on the show floor.
The Academy has a new outlet for its’ podcasts, Beyond Clean With ACE.
We have been on the air taping different messages from people around the country who have something to say. As the Academy moves through the third season, we have found it beneficial for all if we have our own podcast channel.
This new channel is devoted to engaging, inspiring and motivation of people within the cleaning industry.
The Academy had the opportunity and pleasure to conduct an afternoon class on the use of the two basic principles of all cleaning;
pH and physical removal.
This animal hospital was using their disinfectant with a parvo claim to keep their floors safe. What they learned was how bad of a tool the mop and bucket was in the process.
No matter what the product was, the pH was not being removed and therefore the disinfect film left on the flooring had become a breeding ground for all types of pathogens.
Now with the new process, they will be using, there will be a removal of the food source prior to using the disinfectant, which is precleaning and is part of any disinfection process no matter what the surface is.
Remember, mop ENEMY – Squeegee FRIEND!
Special thanks to Kathy Dube and GEM Supply for setting up this class on proper processing of floors and disinfection of surfaces.