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Simon Institute joins ANSI, initiates SDO process

The education facilities industry is on track to manage about one-third of the total cost of ownership of its facilities with the entry of one of its major supplier advocates into the American national standards process. The Simon Institute (SI) — the non-profit choice for the custodial, janitorial and housekeeping industry in the US — recently became a […]

2013 Simon Institute Symposium Award Winners

(OS1) Award Winners for 2013 Best (OS1) Audit Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, NM Rookie of the Year USPS – Salt Lake City Facility Best Cleaning Quality Improvement GMI Building Services, Inc. Innovation Michigan State University Los Angeles Habilitation House Workloading University of Michigan Peer Influence  Bruno Niklaus – Unger Enterprises (OS1) Trainer of the […]

Now Accepting: Nominations for Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year Award

[fbshare type=”button” float=”left”] [linkedin_share style=”none” float=”left”] [twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”]     To nominate an Outstanding Cleaning Worker from your organization, please click here.   The time is fast approaching when we will be recognizing outstanding cleaning workers. Approximately two-and-a-half million people earn their living in the U.S. as janitors, custodians and housekeepers. Most toil through their shift, day after day with little […]

2013 Symposium Location Announced

[linkedin_share style=”none” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” float=”left” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”recommend” font=”arial”] [twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”]       The Simon Institute is pleased to announce that the location has been set for the 2013 Simon Institute Symposium. The Symposium will take place in historic Dearborn, Michigan.  Dearborn is home to historic spots like the Henry Ford Museum […]

Dedication and Quality Training Leads to Recognizable Improvements at LAHH

[fbshare type=”button” float=”left”] [linkedin_share style=”none” float=”left”] [twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”]     Submitted by Nancy Albin LAHH   “What we’re doing is recognizable”, said Mike during the LAHH supervisor meeting. Mike manages a team of six custodial specialists of which four are people with special needs. Jamie, on Mike’s team, has started to show improvement with […]

ManageMen Educational Events for 2013

[fbshare type=”button”][linkedin_share style=”none”] [twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”]   The ManageMen training calendar for the 2013 year have now been determined. Here are the dates for our upcoming educational events, for more information on each class, please click on a link below: Janitor University (Class 68) in Salt Lake City, UT – March 11-15, 2013 Expert Trainer […]

Understanding Cleaning Times and Work Assignments Seminar

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fbshare type=”button”] [linkedin_share style=”none” float=”left”]     Cleaning times and work assignments are one of the most important, yet misunderstood concepts in managing a profitable cleaning program. In this half-day workshop, John Walker, author of ISSA’s Cleaning Times series, will teach you how to use the 540 Cleaning Times to identify productivity […]