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BCWG S4:E4 Bill Fellows is back in 2020, this time talking about chemicals, safety, storage, and reactivity.

To start the year, 2020, Bill is here talking about how we store, move, and use chemicals in the cleaning industry.  Did you know that liquids must not be stored on a shelf over 6′ from the floor surface?  This is just one of the facts Bill shares along with understanding the importance of PPE.

Ask Bill about his Michigan story sometime?

Bill Fellows started his career in the cleaning industry over 53 years ago, February 1966.  Bill’s experience includes working as a custodian, business owner, multi-site manager, international support person, ISO auditor, and consultant.  He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.  Along with his wife Patty, they operate Fellows Custodial Consulting, LLC, providing training and consulting services for existing cleaning organizations and assists individuals in starting new custodial businesses.

Patty & Bill Fellows

Making Cleaning Organizations and Their People Better!

615.606.6056 Patty

410.530.8545 Bill

Bill@BillFellows.com

www.BillFellows.com

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.