2019 Award Nominees

Award winners will be announced, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the annual (OS1) Awards Banquet hosted by ManageMen, Inc.

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

(OS1) Green Certified Program of Merit

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The Green Certified Program of Merit 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

2019 Green Certified Program Award Winners

  • Los Angeles Habilitation House – U.S. Coast Guard Base LA/LB
  • The University of Texas at Austin – E. William Doty Fine Arts Building
(OS1) Green Certified Programs of Excellence

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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

2019 (OS1) Program of Excellence Award Winners

  • Provo City School District – Amelia Earhart Elementary School
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building
Rookie of the Year

2019 Award Nominees

  • Valparasio University, Valparasio, IN
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Best (OS1) Audit

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 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.

2019 Award Nominees

  • Provo City School District – Amelia Earhart Elementary School 
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building
Workloading Award

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A fair and equal workload is the goal of all cleaning operations. It is also tedious and time consuming to set-up.  This not only includes the identification of cleanable square footage but a complex combination of factors including:  frequency, speed, materials, labor, safety and productivity. It means hours of data gathering to create a fair and equal work assignment for a cleaning team.

During the (OS1) Process Audit, auditors review Building Profiles, Job Cards and Core Maps. The audit will reveal how well the organization understands and uses this information. This includes Cleaning Workers, Trainers, Supervisors and Managers as well as Administrators.  Organizations who have simplified the workloading process have truly identified the One Best Way to move cleaning workers efficiently through buildings and are eligible for an award nomination in this category.

2019 Award Nominees

  • Provo City School District
  • 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.

2019 Award Nominee

  • Sandia National Laboratories 
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Provo City School District
  • LAHH
Training Program Award

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

2019 Award Nominees

  • Provo City School District
  • Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Michigan State University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sandia National Laboratories
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. The award nomination criteria for this category is not solely dependent upon having and (OS1) Audit. Factors that are considered for this award include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Attendance at the annual (OS1) Trainer course
  • (OS1) Trainer exam score (OTCH)
  • 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
  • Training department performance on (OS1) audits (when applicable)

2019 Award Nominees

  • Jeff Hawkins – Provo City School District 
  • Josh Sego – Michigan State University
  • Guido Piccarolo – Los Angeles Habilitation House
  • Lorenzo Meza – Mt. San Antonio College
(OS1) Milestone Award

Award Criteria 

This award recognizes excellence over the long term. These are organizations that continue to help the (OS1) Program grow. They pave the way for those will follow, always raising the bar to the highest possible level. 

2019 Award Nominees

  • The University of Texas at Austin – 17 years in Bench marking best practices
  • Sandia National Laboratories – 15 consecutive years of (OS1) Progress Audit scores above 90%
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

2019 Award Nominees

  • Los Angeles Habilitation House – U.S Coast Guard Base LA/LB
  • Provo City School District – Ameila Earhart Elementary School 
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Sarah and Charles E. Seay 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 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
  • (OS1) Trainer Certificate Holder (OTCH)
  • 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.

2019 Best Cleaning Program Award Nominees

  • Provo City School District
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of Texas at Austin