(OS1) Award Nominees 2017

Winners will be announced, Monday, August 7, 2017 at the annual (OS1) Awards Banquet hosted by ManageMen, Inc.

Please scroll down and click on an category for award criteria and for a list of this year’s award nominees. 

(OS1) Pinnacle Award

2017 Award Winner- Mark Samios

Mark Samios worked for PortionPac Chemical Corporation for upwards of 20 years. He joined PortionPac in 1993 as a Territory Manager and moved up the ranks to become the National Sales Director. During his time at PortionPac, Mark earned several certifications including becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. Mark also became a certified instructor through the OSHA Training Academy for both the General Industry and the Construction Industry. He has taught over 2000 students through the OSHA Basic Safety courses and untold amounts of “Right to Know” courses on chemical safety in the workplace. He has been a featured speaker for several industry tradeshow organizations and associations including: ISSA, International Executive Housekeeping Association (IEHA), Green Seal and the National Association of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Col. Samios, U.S. Army (Retired), served both active and reserve duty for 28 years. He holds a B.A in Political Science from Gannon University, an M.A. in Education from Kutztown State University, and a PhD in Public Administration from Temple University.

Mark Reimers Cleaning for Health Award

Mark Reimers was one of the early and stalwart supporters of the idea of (OS1) and the concept of Cleaning for Health. Among other things, Mark Reimers’ influence directly led to the development of (OS1)’s Vacuum Specialist training program. Mark supported early (OS1) educational programs and videos. He as a major influence in uniting ProTeam and ManageMen in jointly promoting Cleaning for Health.

Mark compiled data that he called “The Reimers Report”. It contained all of the important studies on the concept of Cleaning for Health, particularly those related to the use of high filtration vacuums.

When Mark passed away in 2010 the cleaning industry mourned his loss and wanted to keep his memory alive. The Simon Institute created an award in Mark’s name that would honor organizations who make contributions in the field of cleaning for health.

The Mark Reimer’s Cleaning for Health award winner will be announced Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Awards Ceremony during the 16th annual Simon Institute Symposium.

 

 

(OS1) Green Certified Program Award

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The Green Certified Program Award is presented to facilities that have submitted to a Progress Audit and earned at least an 80% score or higher. A facility that achieves this level is successfully managing their (OS1) Program. At this level, an organization is reducing environmental risk and the probability of unwanted effects. These programs can demonstrate the following:

  • Cleaning for Health first and then for appearance
  • Disposing of cleaning wastes in a environmentally responsible manner
  • Increased worker safety and awareness
  • Increased level of sanitation of building surfaces
  • Responsible and proper removal of pollutants from the facility
  • Reduction of chemical, particle and moisture residue
  • Minimization of human exposure to pollutants

2017 Green Certified Program Award Winners

  • Mt. San Antonio College – Science Laboratories, Building 60
(OS1) Program of Excellence Award

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The Green Certified Program of Excellence Award is presented to facilities that have submitted to our annual Progress Audit and earned at least an 90% score or higher. A facility that achieves this level is successfully managing their (OS1) Program. At this level, an organization is reducing environmental risk and the probability of unwanted effects. These programs can demonstrate the following:

  • Cleaning for Health first and then for appearance
  • Disposing of cleaning wastes in a environmentally responsible manner
  • Increased worker safety and awareness
  • Increased level of sanitation of building surfaces
  • Responsible and proper removal of pollutants from the facility
  • Reduction of chemical, particle and moisture residue
  • Minimization of human exposure to pollutants

2017 (OS1) Program of Excellence Award Winners

  • GMI Building Services, Inc. – LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Biomedical Engineering Building
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Main Building

 

Rookie of the Year

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The Rookie of the Year award is given to any new organization that has started with a low baseline and improved over the past year.

Factors that heavily affect this award include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall progress audit score
  • Overall improvement from initial baseline audit score
  • Cleaning program expansion
  • Strength of training program

2016 Award Nominees

  • Brookhaven National Laboratories – New Building Implementation
  • CBRE – Milford Proving Ground at General Motors, Building 104
Logistics Award

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The recipient of this award has a high Logistics score in the audited network of custodial operations. Factors that impact this score include but are not limited to the following:

  • (OS1) Audit Logistics Score for current audit year
  • Uniform logistics set-up
  • Standardized bulk storage, check-in area, control cabinet, pantries, max/min inventory and kitting
  • Training room set up
  • Daily tracking of compliance and usage 

2017 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin
Safety Award

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Recipients of the Safety Award can tangibly demonstrate strength, upgrades and improvement in their overall custodial safety program. In addition to these concepts, the recipient of the Best Safety Award will have scored the highest amongst peers in the Safety section of the (OS1) Progress Audit.

2017 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin
Trainer of the Year Award

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The Trainer of the Year award goes to the individual trainer who has committed to participating in continuous improvement to their overall training program. Factors that are considered for this award include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Attendance at the annual (OS1) Trainer and (OS1) Coach courses
  • (OS1) Trainer exam score
  • Training department performance on (OS1) audits during current audit year
  • Improving, developing or implementing new training concepts that are repeatable outside their organization
  • Exhibiting of a caring and creative approach to training that establishes a professional custodial environment

2017 Award Nominees

  • Charlene Argo – Sandia National Labs
  • Jeff Hawkins – Provo City School District
  • Paloma Jacobo – GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Guido Piccarolo – Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Lorenzo Meza – Mt. San Antonio College
Best Cleaning Team Award

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This award is for the cleaning team that scores the highest on an (OS1) audit during the current audit year. For operations who audit several buildings, each individual team will be considered. Factors that impact this award a based on, but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Cleaning Team scores from the (OS1) Audit for the current audit year
  • Individual proficiencies of each specialist
  • Demonstration of the actual cleaning process
  • Understanding of the each individual specialist function

2017 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc. – LaJolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology
  • Mt. San Antonio College – Science Laboratories, Building 60
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Biomedical Engineering Building
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Main Building
Best Training Program

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Factors that impact this award are primarily based on, but not limited to, the (OS1) Progress Audit score. Other considerations include but are not limited the following:

  • Uniform training program set-up
  • Standardized tools and materials
  • Demonstrated repeatable outcomes in training room and in practice
  • Maintenance of overall training logs and certifications
  • Adherence to training specifications

2017 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin
Best (OS1) Audit

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The Best (OS1) Audit Award goes to the organization who scores the highest on the (OS1) Audit for the current audit year. To receive this award a custodial operation must participate in the audit during the current audit year and earn the highest overall score for the facility audited.

2017 Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Biomedical Engineering Building
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Main Building
Best Cleaning Program

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This is an all-encompassing award. The recipient of the Best Cleaning Program has earned a high overall audit score for the current audit year; has contributed significantly to custodial bench marking efforts and has demonstrated a considerable strength in their custodial management approach.

Factors that contributed to this award include, but are not limited to:

  • (OS1) Audit Score
  • Overall strength of program
  • Significant implementation milestones
  • Process upgrades that affect the scope of custodial management
  • Ability to demonstrate tangible improvements to facility health
  • Improvements to custodial safety
  • Collaboration with manufacturers, general interest groups, other custodial end users to study or deploy new concepts and technology in the cleaning industry.

2017 Best Cleaning Program Award Nominees

  • GMI Building Services, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin