OK, (OS1) Users…Mark you calendars! We are going to be doing the very first ever (OS1) Workloading Workshop, November 2-4, 2011 in Salt Lake City. We are still hammering out a few of the details, so stay tuned and check back for updates.
Here is the complete and official list of Awards and Award Winners given at the 10th Annual (OS1) Users Symposium, July 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City:
Best Cleaning Program Award
Best (OS1) Audit Award
Cleaning Industry Pioneer Award
- KBM Facility Solutions – BSC Scope of Work Implementation: Boeing St. Louis & Dreamliner Factory
Cleaning Industry Innovation Award
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Transitioning (OS1) in Housing and Dorms
Peer Influence Award
Cleaning Industry Trainer of the Year Award
Best Cleaning Industry Carpet Care Program
Best Cleaning Industry Communications Award
Best Cleaning Industry Safety and Health Program Award
- The University of Texas at Austin – Watch Your Back – Kinesiology
Best Cleaning Industry Environmental Program Award
Best Cleaning Industry Training Program
Best Cleaning Quality Improvement Program
Best Cleaning Industry Floor Care Program
- GMI Building Services, Inc. and Qualcomm – Joint Project
Best Cleaning Industry Certification Program
(OS1) Rookie of the Year Award
As a Head Custodian at a Middle School, I often have teachers approach me with comments and concerns about their classrooms as well as the school in general. I would like to share just such an encounter that happened in April of 2011.
I was walking down the hall at Dixon Middle School when Ms. Giblon, our band teacher, called my name from down the corridor. Ms. Giblon has had a lot of health problems and has been absent from school quite a bit this year. She has been experiencing unexplained migraine headaches and episodes where she “blacks out.” I stopped as she said she needed to talk to me.
To be honest, I expected to hear a concern or complaint about something that required my attention. To my pleasant surprise, she shared the accompanying story with me. I am truly inspired by her story and feel genuinely proud that the (OS1) cleaning program that I have been asked to oversee in Provo City School District is having such a profound impact on one of our teachers’ lives. Stories like these make all of the hard work worth it and are a true testament to the positive results of the (OS1) cleaning program.
Letter to Jeff Hawkins from a Teacher at Dixon Middle School
“I have been recently diagnosed with severe migraine headaches and my neurologist has been trying to help me discover and eliminate
things that may trigger them. She told me to try eliminating household cleaners with heavy chemical smells from my home as they may be one of the possible triggers. I have been cleaning with “natural” cleaners in my house for a few weeks now. I am also taking medication and trying to eliminate a few other things but I have not had a migraine or blackout incident since I switched cleaning routines. I have also had less allergy trouble.
I don’t know if the lack of exposure to heavy chemical cleaners at home and at school are the only reason I feel better but I have noticed that when I go into other schools and businesses and smell the chemicals from cleaners that I sometimes get the nauseous/lightheaded feeling I was getting before I was having my migraine/blackout incidents. I can’t stand to walk down the cleaner aisle at the store any more because it just gags me.
So anyway, I just want to thank you for being willing to pilot this new cleaning program at Dixon and for using safer cleaning products. I appreciate what an awesome job you do keeping our school clean and safe. It does make a difference!”
Dixon Middle School
Ok, (OS1) Coaches and Trainers mark your calendars! We have determined the dates for the (OS1) Expert Trainer class in 2012. The class will take place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida May 17-18, 2012. Registration is now open. Click on the following link for more details about the class:
Wow! Time flies. The 10th Annual (OS1) Users Symposium is only a month away, and I can hardly believe it. If you still haven’t registered yet…Don’t worry you can do it right here, right now. As a refresher, here are all the quick details:
July 10-12, 2011
What does it cost?
$350.00 per person. This includes all scheduled events and meals, including opening reception, awards banquet and symposium materials. If you are planning on bringing a guest(s) to the Opening Reception and/or the Awards Banquet, please note the additional guest fee(s) as follows :
- Opening Reception Guest Fee: $40.00 per guest
- Awards Banquet Guest Fee: $80.00 per guest
Please make all checks payable to the Simon Institute, a non-profit organization.
How do I register?
Easy. Just click the button below:
[button link=”http://simoninstitute.org/symposium_application.html” window=”yes”]Register Now[/button]
How do I book my hotel room(s)?
Simple. You can call the Little America Hotel-Salt Lake City reservations desk at 1-800-437-5288. Be sure to ask about the Simon Institute special rate ($119.00 per night. Please note this rate will expire after 06/09/11).
If you prefer to book your accommodations online, you can do it now by clicking on the button below:
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For the last couple of years, the (OS1) Users Symposium has been conducting a “Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year” recognition ceremony for cleaning workers, who have been nominated by someone within their organization. 2.5 million people earn their living in the U.S. as janitors, custodians and housekeepers. Most toil through their shift, day after day with little recognition for their contribution to the orderly operation of every business.
This a a friendly reminder, to all (OS1) organizations, that we are currently accepting your nominations for Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year. For you convenience, we are accepting your nominations online. Just click the button below to nominate a cleaning worker from your organization:
[button link=”http://managemen.com/os1/os1-users/os1-users-symposium/outstanding-cleaning-worker-of-the-year/” window=”yes”] Nominate My Cleaning Worker [/button]
We encourage all (OS1) organizations that nominate a cleaning worker and bring them along with you to the annual (OS1) Users Symposium. If they are in attendance, they will be presented with their medal of honor at the (OS1) Awards Banquet.
All medals are $50.00 per nominee. Payments should me made to the Simon Institute, a non-profit corporation.
I am pleased to announce that the (OS1) Job Board is now live and ready to go. (OS1) is expanding and we have heard from many (OS1) Users who are interested in maintaining a career or job in the (OS1) World. We thought this would be a useful tool for organizations who are currently doing (OS1) to seek out employees who may( or may not) already have a working knowledge of (OS1).
[button link=”http://os1jobs.com/” window=”yes”](OS1) Job Board [/button]
This job board is for both employers as well as job seekers. The format we have chosen has all the functionality of other Job search websites, but again, this is specific to the (OS1) World. Yay! Employers can post available jobs, browse candidate’s resumes, view and relist jobs once they expire, and so much more. Job seekers can browse for current (OS1) Jobs, build and update their resumes, apply for available (OS1) Jobs and more!
The (OS1) Job Board will be a free service, for now, while we beta test the software. Check out the (OS1) Job Board, set up your own profile and post a new job or just check out it’s functionality. Don’t be afraid to jump in! We really hope that this will be of service to the (OS1) Users and anybody looking to stay working within the (OS1) World .
All constructive feedback is welcome…please respond here or get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this exciting new feature.
Yay! The latest and greatest version of the (OS1) Job Cards are now available for purchase in the ManageMen Online Store.
These brand new job cards have been re-designed to highlight daily cleaning and detail cleaning in core areas. They are simplified to keep more accurate times per day and include an entire work week rather than just one day.
The NEW Job Cards are now available in two different options:
- (OS1) Job Card – Starter Pack (#200-2003S) which includes a total of 5 job cards, one of each color
- (OS1) Job Card – Work loading Pack (#200-2003W) which includes 25 of each color (125 cards total).
Visit our online store for more details.
Also, we are currently blowing-out the original version of the (OS1) Job Cards at the bargain price of 50% off, while supplies last. Once they are gone, the old version will be discontinued.
This video highlights the (OS1) Pilot Program at PARC at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah. PARC is a NISH CRP that works with employees with various levels of mental and physical disabilities. Managers and employees at PARC discuss what happened during their (OS1) pilot program in 2006.
We are pleased to announce that dates have been established and registration is now open for the (OS1) Advanced Carpet Care & Intro to Drying Workshop. This event will take place June 29-30, 2011 at The Kellogg Convention Center in East Lansing, MI.