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News from Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools®

May 10, 2013

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) Consortium Founder and President, Rex Morrison, traversed the country in April-May 2013, learning, teaching and helping school districts implement better processes through the non-profit PC4HS Consortium.

A recurring question we receive and answer is: “Isn't Process Cleaning Just Another Way to Eliminate Jobs?”

The Founder’s Answer: We appreciate your concern, and, candidly, do not believe in saving money by eliminating custodians. What we do, as a consortium, is the opposite. We offer schools the tools they need to be competitive.

We prevent the elimination of jobs by bringing some austerity, as well as a system of green cleaning for health, to schools across the country.

We encourage schools to use attrition and reallocation whenever possible; however, if — as a result of enhanced efficiencies channeled through ergonomic practices — a few must suffer for the strength of many, it is far better than having the entire ship sink under a wave of cumbersome processes.

We are a group of custodial professionals from around the country, helping other custodial professionals take this battle right to the streets of our schools. We are losing school district after school district due to poorly orchestrated cleaning. Someone must take a stand. That is our mission. We provide the right tools for schools to successfully compete in the open marketplace, to defend themselves and the health of the school environment through a non-proprietary cleaning program providing cleaner, greener, more germ-free student and staff spaces, at a significant savings to the taxpayer. We hope this helps explain our position.

  • Rex Morrison recently assisted the Elk Grove Unified School District - with PC4HS planning and implementation, as well as providing a training workshop on PC4HS.
  • Rex visited the University of Massachusetts Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and Heidi Wilcox , TURI Laboratory Technician / Field Implementation Specialist, to discuss management of cleaning processes in diverse facilities.
  • In the Boston area, PC4HS attended, exhibited and presented at the Massbuys Expo — featuring approximately 20 workshops and 370 vendors — an event sponsored by the Massachusetts Operational Services Division (OSD) to provide information, solutions and training on topics related to the procurement of goods and services in Massachusetts. Morrison provided a presentation on Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools and Facilities.