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Frederick Winslow Taylor's ideals of systemization and standardization, developed in the early 1900's, underpin Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools' mission to streamline cleaning processes through systematized methods and standardized products and equipment.

 

Finding the one best way to clean means analyzing the facility's needs and the tasks involved in meeting those needs. It means assessing method and equipment options and available workforce and then putting it all together in a systematic cleaning program that runs like a finely crafted watch.

 

Just as every wheel or gear in a fine watch performs a specific integrated function, so should every part of a viable cleaning program. By designing a plan, selecting the finest parts and fitting them all together in synchronized fashion, the watchmaker creates an accurate timepiece. Finding the one best way to clean begins much the same way - with a carefully devised plan.

 

A needs analysis, including the desired level of clean and the frequency of cleaning necessary to reach that level, can serve as the groundwork for such a plan. This often keys on the building's use, traffic flow and outside influences such as weather conditions.

 

Schools and universities require daily clean-up of classrooms and common areas, daily disinfecting or sanitizing of desk tops, water fountains and doorknobs, and more frequent restroom cleaning than many other facilities.

 

A thorough needs analysis should include any special needs the building may have. In addition to routine cleaning and monitoring, are there other tasks, such as window cleaning, that will need to be performed? What are the budget constraints? A clear understanding of the building's needs in relation to budget allows cleaning managers to develop a plan that works - for both the customer and the cleaning operation.

 

News

The PC4HS Journal - Coming Summer 2015

The PC4HS Journal will serve as a quarterly support, news and update publication to keep the growing PC4HS Community informed and inspired.Read more…

Make Training Easy, Effective, Affordable by Standardizing It

Training of cleaning staff is vital – and often daunting – in elementary schools where growing children are more vulnerable than adults; research indicates there is a link between the cleanliness of the environment, student performance and absenteeism; and budgets are fiercely tight.Read more…

MD Stetson Company (MDS) and PCHS LLC Successfully Promote PC4HS in New England

MD Stetson Co., Inc. (MDS) and PCHS LLC signed an agreement last summer (2014) to promote PC4HS in New England, leading to a successful implementation at the University of Hartford, CT, with additional implementations expected in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.Read more…

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Endorses ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS)

PC4HS will develop PC4HS custodial training programs that can be accredited under CITS in the context of the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).Read more…

Train Don’t Strain - Update

Dr. Edwards Deming, the quality expert who taught the Japanese how to build great cars, said: “People do not fail – systems do.” If you put good people in a bad system, the results are still bad. If you put average people into a good system -- the right system -- and train them in it, the results are good.Read more…

Handling Potential PCB-containing Dust

The 501c3 Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) group is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust from substances such as older caulking in schools.Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Awarded 501c3 Federal Tax-exempt Status

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) has received formal recognition and status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization — i.e., public charity status — effective December 13, 2010.

 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, letter, dated February 28, 2014 reads:

 

“We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records. Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Code are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. We determined that you are a public charity under the Code section(s) listed in the heading of this letter. Please see Publication 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities ─ http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4221pc.pdf − for helpful information about your responsibilities as an exempt organization.”

Articles

Q: Isn't Process Cleaning Just Another Way to Eliminate Jobs?

Candidly, we do not believe in saving money by eliminating custodians.Read more…
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Outlining What Custodians Need to Know

An outline of what Custodians need to know to be successful with their process.Read more…
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How to Choose Green Cleaning Products in a PC4HS Program

Information on selecting Green Cleaning Products in a PC4HS program.Read more…
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Spreading the Success of PC4HS® - Douglas County School District

A summary of the success Douglas County School District had with PC4HS.Read more…