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IEHA release 11.11

November 11, 2013

How to Measure Cleaning Success - ICM Booklet Available

Westerville OH - November 11th, 2013.  IEHA is pleased to make available "Getting Started with Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ – ICM: ATP Edition" - a how-to guide to measuring cleaning success in an easy-to-read pocket edition, downloadable at:   

According to David Mudarri, PhD, Former EPA senior scientist, and consultant for public and private sector organizations on indoor environmental issues:

“IEHA’s Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM) system is an approach that uses hand-held and other measurement devices to quantify how well surfaces are cleaned, and to enable continual improvements. For example, ATP meters measure the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) remaining on surfaces after cleaning. ATP is found in all living cells (and often stays in them after they die) - thus it’s a pretty good indicator of how well cleaning processes are removing invisible germs or germ-promoting soil.  ATP measurement is the focus of this booklet. Other devices are briefly discussed but covered in detail elsewhere.”

"IEHA is pleased to provide tips to demonstrate successful cleaning through simple but consistent measurement using ATP devices as cited by ISSA's new Clean Standard.  We thank Hygiena for its generous support," said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA.

The booklet contains a substantial discount coupon for buying an ATP device to perform ICM, and adopting the Clean Standard.

Getting Started with Integrated Cleaning and Measurement - ICM: ATP Edition will also be available in hard copy at the IEHA Booth #2595 during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN event in Las Vegas.

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