Two Hopkinson Heights Elementary School students alerted adults when a friend of theirs started choking on a potato chip, according to the Columbian. Tucker Cendana, a school custodian, was able to successfully perform the Heimlich maneuver to normalize the student’s breathing.Services
A janitor, who has been working at Boston College for 15 years, was able to send his five children to college after his job’s benefits took $51,000 off of each child’s tuition.Services
Gary Freeman, lead janitor in the Lumpkin Center, received his college degree at the place he works 40 years after graduating high school.Services
Ted Qualli has won the Cintas Corp.’s national Janitor of the Year award. Qualli was lauded for going above and beyond his janitorial duties by being a dependable community figure head that can fix almost any problem.Services
A janitorial airline contractor at LAX has settled a case that occurred after their supervisor had allegedly forbidden employees to speak Spanish during work hours and breaks. Terms of the settlement were not divulged, according to the Daily Breeze.
Throughout April, janitorial and cleaning supply companies were targeted by scammers in six states: Montana, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois and Maine. A fake company, under the name Waterford Management, was able to create a total loss of more than $150,000 for victimized businesses, according to WHNT 19 News.Services
OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down campaign encourages workers to take a moment to discus safety topics, view safety demonstrations and to set aside time for training in hazard recognition and fall prevention from May 8-12. These stand-downs are an effort to provide an opportunity for employers to talk about hazards, company safety policies as well as goals and expectations with their employees.Services