IEHA Releases ICM™ — The New Rules of Cleaning at ISSA
Westerville, OH — The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is pleased to announce that it is releasing a new educational booklet, entitled ICM™ — The New Rules of Cleaning, during ISSA/INTERCLEAN® — North America, November 9-12, 2010, in Orlando, Florida.
ICM — The New Rules of Cleaning, generously sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (www.rcpworksmarter.com
), is a 60-page compilation of articles, essays and other materials written by twelve industry leaders, including Alan Bigger, REH and APPA Fellow; Beth Bittenbender; Colin Butterfield; Dr. Paul S. Darby; Vince Elliott; Marvin Ellsworth, REH; Dr. Jay Glasel; Dr. Tom Keating, Dr. Robert Powitz; Allen Rathey; Dr. Richard J. Shaughnessy, and Frank Wiley.
The articles and essays within the booklet provide information regarding the philosophy behind ICM, how to apply ICM in schools and healthcare facilities, how ICM relates to green cleaning, explanations of measurement science, what tools and processes are involved with ICM, and why communication is critical to the success of ICM.
“IEHA gratefully acknowledges Rubbermaid for sponsoring the publication and providing a technical review of the booklet. We would also like to thank Kaivac for assisting in compiling these articles and all the authors for providing such critical information,” says Beth Risinger, CEO/Executive Director of IEHA. “There has been a lot of press on ICM since it was released as a concept to the cleaning industry in 2008, and we are excited to provide this information in one handy booklet for IEHA members and all in the cleaning industry.”
“At Rubbermaid, we are committed to providing cleaning and maintenance professionals with the best educational materials and in-person support available to help them work smarter.” said Bill Slezak, Director of National Accounts and Segment Marketing for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “With the new ICM booklet, we were thrilled to be able to partner with IEHA to provide facility managers with the tools they need to evaluate and successfully implement ICM programs throughout their facilities.”
ICM — The New Rules of Cleaning will be available for $10 at ISSA/INTERCLEAN at IEHA Booths 3783 and 3874.
Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open-source system in which ‘best practices’ are defined by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes. It is currently being administered by the non-profit International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. Disclaimer: IEHA does not endorse products, systems or services.
The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. Executive Housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. Some are: leadership opportunities; resource materials; education program designation; employment referral service; a Technical Question Hotline (1-800-200-6342); networking; an annual convention and trade show, including several educational sessions; and a monthly trade publication, Executive Housekeeping Today. Please contact IEHA’s Association office at (800) 200-6342 for more details, or go to www.ieha.org
About Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, and safety products. A 1999 merger joining Rubbermaid Inc. with Newell Co. formed Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a $6 billion global product powerhouse. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of brands and continues to develop innovative products.