Category Archives: Cleaning Industry Thoughts….

SAFETY

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.

You can read more about what happened last week here and learn what not to do.

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.

You can find a listing of all classes, dates, times and outlines here.

 

BCWA S3:E18 Brian Consolino is on with Dave to talk about what Jan/San distributors can expect when they partner with the Academy.

Over the last two years, Brian and Atlanta MRO Supply have been partnered with the Academy and have had some great experiences.  Brian talks about the most recent one, the Rock Star Custodian program.
Some sessions with the Academy have been LIVE and in person at a few Atlanta locations, while others have been utilizing technology and the web.
Listen as the two tell you what you can expect to get when you join the ACE family of regional campuses.

Contact Brian at brian.consolino@atlmro.com

Contact Dave at dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Engage the Academy at www.AcademyofCleaning.com

Mike Seebeck and Dave talk about FSPMA, distributors and the Academy

 

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.

You and reach the Academy of Cleaning Excellence at www.AcademyofCleaning.com or email us at education@academyofcleaning.com

Mike can be reached at mike@hdoxinfo.com

Academy of Cleaning has a new podcast channel

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.
Enjoy, engage and share these podcasts.

Beyond Clean With ACE

 

Are You Using the ACE Online Campus?

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence, On-Line Campus is working for everyone.

So far this month,  Maria purchased the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert:https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/environmental-hygienist
Yolanda purchased  the ACE Master package; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/ace-master-certification-package
and the Marble Polishing course; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/marble-polishing
And several have taken advantage of the 7 (SEVEN) FREE courses.
Have you used this avenue of learning like these people?
Here is the link if you need it!
https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/

 

 

Physical Removal Class

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.

Education = Value

Today, many operations are struggling to be unique. However, they are using the same tools, equipment, chemicals, and supplies as everyone else. Let us ask an important question:
“Why are you not spending an equal amount educating and training your team as you do on purchasing such routine items?”
You might answer in response: “We can’t afford to spend that kind of money training people; they don’t stay long enough for it to pay off.”
If this is the way your operation perceives of training, then you have a different issue that will be important to resolve in order to move forward.

Read the rest of the article from Dave in American Cleaning and Hygiene Magazine here.

https://www.americancleaningandhygiene.com/education-training-tells-employees-valued/