Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 1st June 2023 Issue no. 1067
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UMF|PerfectClean announces first annual Education Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award recipient
Ana Ruth Morales-Garcia, custodian at Colorado College, has earned UMF|PerfectClean's first annual Education Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award.
Ana Ruth was nominated by Jay Jeanneret, director of environmental services/custodial with Sodexo at Colorado College, for her crucial role in providing a safe and hygienic environment for students, teachers, and staff at the school's Student Health Centre.
"Ana Ruth does an outstanding job in a critical and highly visible area, the Student Health Centre," says Jay. "She is a consummate professional who goes above and beyond to provide students with a safe environment through her detailed cleaning and high standards. Staff and faculty who have offices in the building miss her when she is not available, and we have received many praises regarding her work. She is quick to respond whenever a major cleaning issue arises, such as a bodily fluid incident or blood borne incident.
“Our department is grateful for Ana Ruth's quality of cleanliness and critical eye, as she can be relied upon and trusted to lock down an area or help bring a struggling area up to standard."
Responsible for processing student, teachers, and staff environments for optimal infection prevention, Environmental Services/Custodial Departments are under more pressure than ever. They've dealt with everything from staffing shortages to significant changes in cleaning and disinfection processes prompted by the pandemic. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommends daily - or more frequent, depending on level of use - cleaning and disinfection of all frequently touched surfaces. Given the many people passing through daily, Ana Ruth and her associates have their work cut out for them.
UMF|PerfectClean CEO George Clarke says:
"Education hygiene specialists such as Ana Ruth are crucial to providing safe and healthy school environments. They're an integral part of the school ecosystem, and UMF|PerfectClean is committed to recognising and celebrating this dedicated group of individuals.
“The Education Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award is one way to do just that. We are proud to acknowledge Ana Ruth as our first recipient."
Ana Ruth will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two, including airfare, to a location of her choice within the 48 contiguous states.
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