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IEHA release 4.26

April 26, 2013

IEHA "Field Test" Program Surging

WESTERVILLE, OH — IEHA has announced the rapid growth of its cost-effective Field Test Program as a means to have innovative products evaluated by members of IEHA’s 3200-member demographic of healthcare, nursing, lodging and/or other facility leaders for feedback about the tested products’ functionality, limitations, and strengths; then publication of results in Executive Housekeeping Today (EHT).

“Recently, we have seen a spike in the number of companies requesting an IEHA product Field Test utilizing our members,” said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA. “This relates to the growing reputation of IEHA members as a resource for product R&D in real facility environments.”

How it Works

Companies are supplied with three to six names and addresses of selected member “Testers.” The Company may request Testers from a specific type of institution i.e.: hotels, hospitals, schools, etc.  IEHA Testers then use the accepted products at a given facility for one month, then send a completed evaluation form to IEHA.

This program complements the independent testing resources by UMass Lowell TURI under the High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) program which provides objective and scientific evaluations of product performance on actual facility surfaces.

Once the company approves the results they will be published in EHT.  In the event of an extremely negative response, the company will go back to the drawing board on their product and then do another test based on the feedback of the testers. It is a win-win for the company as well as the testers.

The Field Test Program cost is just $500 per product accepted, which will be invoiced to the company if their product is accepted for testing.

To participate in an IEHA Field Test, contact Beth Risinger at brisinger@ieha.org.

About IEHA
IEHA is a 3,200-plus professional member organization for persons who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in New York City in 1930, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, certification and career opportunities. For more information, visit www.ieha.org.IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in New York City in 1930, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, certification and career opportunities. For more information, visit www.ieha.org.