Category Archives: Continuing Education

BCWA S4:E6 David Reimann talks with us about the details and facts when becoming an infection prevention expert

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

David Reimann
Listen to this Podcast HERE!
Podcast Topic: The importance of being an Infection Prevention Expert at Schools. Every year it is estimated that over 60 million school days lost every year to influenza and norovirus according to ISSA, costing schools billions of dollars in lost federal funding. And, according to the CDC, this year’s flu season is currently the worst over the past 10 years!

And consider this, according to a Keep Kids Healthy research conducted by Victory, over 40% of school custodians and administration admit to not having any infection prevention protocols.

Knowing these statistics, something needs to change! The way schools are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is not working. We want to help!

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

Contact David Reimann: david.reimann@victorycomplete.com

Contact David Thompson:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Accredited infection prevention experts

Angela Holley, Daniel Nunn, Chris Degado, Clinton Goodman, Migdalia Martell

Darryl Henry, Director of Facilities for True Health in central Florida signed up his team for the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert course online.

These individuals earned their certificates from the Academy this past December. Below are a few words from these graduates.

“The Academy of Cleaning Excellence truly has educated me and broaden my 2020 vision of applying proper cleaning techniques that will help me in my quest to help save lives. This is my new goal and 2020 vision as a True Health employee to provide true care and concern to anyone in my place of employment. I must admit, that in 27 years of cleaning experience, I have a new outlook and concern about how I clean. That it’s not about making an area of your responsibility to look clean or smell clean, but that true cleaning is about reducing and/or, eliminating those unseen pathogens, germs, and viruses that cause disease or illness.” – Clinton Goodman 

“I am really grateful for the Cleaning Course. It’s always true that even if you know about something, there is still more to learn. I found the course to be complete and very informative. All though I have 38 years of experience, still, I found valuable information.- Daniel Nunn

“The class showed me a lot of things about cleaning and how to clean that I really didn’t know, I enjoyed taking the class and the test. Learning new stuff never hurts, it will help you in the long run.” – Angela Holley 

“This course has opened my eyes to the true meaning of cleanliness.” – Chris Delgado 

“What I liked the most was the reassurance that I was doing the right thing, and didn’t have to leave my work area to take this Training Course. It was Great! – Migdalia Martell

You too can join these new graduates by taking the class online or at a LIVE class at one of our regional campuses. Review class offerings HERE.

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.

 

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Dr. Aaron Buchko and Dave continue to talk from last weeks podcast

As the two guys continue, Aaron is talking about experience in development.  Learning is the power of experience.

Smell and Vision are the two most powerful forms of experience.

Aaron talks about, “Everything you need to know you learned in Kindergarten”.

  • The single most important word in management; PLEASE
  • Two most important words in management are; THANK YOU
  • Three most important words in management are; I NEED HELP

If you like what you are hearing with Aaron and Dave, stay tuned as Aaron plans to be a regular on the show.

Be sure to subscribe and follow so you will get the next broadcast of Beyond Clean With ACE.

Connect with Dr. Aaron Buchko; abuchko@comcast.net

Connect with Dave Thompson; dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

D&B Podcast #8 – Catch up with Dave & Bobby

The two guys have been very busy over the summer and take this opportunity to catch you up on what is going on at both GEM Supply and the Academy.

Joe Anacleto is the newest member of the GEM family, and as Bobby tells us, a specialist in restroom care.  You can reach Joe at JAnacleto@gemsupply.net

At the time of this broadcast, Dave is in Ruston, LA getting ready to present the full Rock Star series to the Lincoln Parish School district after they saw the keynote session earlier in the year at the National School Plant Management conference.

He goes on to tell us that the University of Maryland will be hosting a two-day event in Baltimore next month.

Both remind you that the first round of the Rock Star Custodian nominations is over in just 60 more days and you should go towww.RockStarCustodian.com to nominate your frontline or supervisory Rock Star now.

Contact Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Contact Bobby: bzagers@gemsupply.net

Since it’s back to school time when the two guys get together again the conversation is going to be about Instant Hand Sanitizer.  Pros and Cons….what do you think?

Accredited Stone Care Experts in the Bahamas

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence is happy to present the newest Accredited Stone Care Experts from Cleaning Masters Ltd. in Nassau, Bahamas.

Cleaning Masters Co. Ltd. is a contractor with over 400 staff.  “Gee” is the Operations Manager and was a great host while Bob Murrell with M3 Technologies and I were there.

There are many different types of marble and stone floors in the Baha Mar Resort, CMC’s largest client.

We had a great time with their floor care team while conducting both classroom and hands-on certification training.

See the comment below that Tony Hosey, from the Baha Mar Resort, had to say about the time we spent teaching at their resort. 

“It was nice meeting you at Baha Mar. I was impressed with your teachings and would like to keep in touch. Please send me links to your videos and products”.

TONY HOSEY | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AREAS Baha Mar Nassau | One Baha Mar Boulevard Nassau | The Bahamas

Cleaning Schools During the Summer – Online Class

School has let out for the summer and our work is kicking into high gear.  This new class will remind you of tasks, help if you don’t have an outline or help get everyone on the same page.

https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/k-12-summer-cleaning

 

 

  • Planning Summer Cleaning
  • Mathematics for Summer Cleaning
  • Classrooms – Offices – Library
  • Gymnasiums
  • Summer Detail Cleaning Checklist
  • and more.

“How To” – Videos from the Academy

Over the years we have made a number of videos for your viewing and we won’t stop.

This months video is on “How to Use and Maintain the Tornado BR16/3.

During the Accredited Floor Care Expert class, we use many different types of equipment from all different manufacturers.

Showing you “Best Practices” is part of the class.  Come see us!  Join in on the fun and earn your certificate today.

Click here to see where, when, what on the next LIVE class.