Darrel Hicks, EVS Director at GCI has this to say about issues in restrooms today.
Over this past decade or two, there has been the talk about what we need to do to be healthy and sustainable.
Enviro Resources ll, Inc. hosted an on-site education class for 10 of their employees at their location in Naperville, IL. The class was instructed by Darrel Hicks, EVS Director for GCI.
As Green innovations gain increased popularity, we see the idea of Green Cleaning oging mainstream. So, many of the best ideas for Green cleaning are gradually starting to become standard cleaning protocols.
The simple idea of cleaning with brooms, mops, buckets, and a vacuum cleaner has long passed. Everything has changed as the best cleaning services have worked hard to become more efficient and affordable, while delivering a superior service. We have seen impressive changes, such as microfiber cleaning tools, equipment that cleans in one pass with minimal chemical use, and Greener cleaning products.
Let’s dissect a change issue: A patient with Clostridium difficile (C-diff), the disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics, is discharged to a long-term care facility. According to Darrel Hicks, environmental services director at GCI Certified, the next patient admitted to that same room is 40 percent more likely to get the same potentially deadly bacteria.
Workforce centers provide local professional education and certification for individuals and the operations they work for towards advancing their knowledge and skills.
Two major employers in Fayette, Missouri have both earned their Silver EHS certifications from GCI in the past 30 days. This advancement in professional education for these facility maintenance staff individuals, will have an impact on the health of not only the student populations at these institutions of learning, but their staff, visitors and community at large.