IEHA release 11.2
November 2, 2010
IEHA to Present WoolSafe N.A. Educational Offerings in Booth #3783
WESTERVILLE, OH - The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) will present WoolSafe® North America educational offerings at IEHA Booth #3783 at ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Orlando, November 9-12. Ruth Travis, Executive Director of WoolSafe North America, will be available at IEHA’s booth to answer questions about the program and to explain the advantages of becoming a WoolSafe Fabric Care Specialist.
“We are pleased to have Ruth Travis at our booth to consult with our members and enable as many as possible to take advantage of the WoolSafe Fabric Care Specialist online training course offered at a discount to IEHA members as part of our Professional Education Credentialing Program (PECP) curriculum,” says Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA. “Wool or wool-rich carpets, rugs, and upholstery are becoming standard in more and more upscale facilities, making this educational initiative very timely.”
“Because of its environmentally-positive profile, attractiveness, resilience and durability, wool is specified in a growing number of commercial facilities such as hotels, casinos, and executive offices,” said Ruth Travis, Executive Director of WoolSafe North America. “Our educational partnership with IEHA is good news for executive housekeepers and cleaning professionals who maintain these locations and want to take their expertise in wool-textile care to advanced levels. We are excited to share information with IEHA members and others at ISSA/INTERCLEAN about the WoolSafe Fabric Care Specialist 24/7 online and local training opportunities, as well as related recognition and credentialing programs.”
The WoolSafe program has been available in Great Britain and a handful of other countries as an in-person classroom training course. The new online training program makes it readily accessible in North America and around the world. IEHA will be making WoolSafe educational programs available to its members in IEHA chapters nationwide and internationally.
The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization 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 TODAY!
About WoolSafe North America
WoolSafe® North America is part of a world-wide organization dedicated to the promotion of quality care for wool and synthetic carpets and rugs using tested products, approved companies and services, and comprehensive training. WoolSafe was the first organization to perform independent testing and accreditation of cleaning products, and train cleaning companies in best practices regarding the use of approved products. WoolSafe remains involved with the development of national and international standards and codes of practice. For more information, see www.woolsafeusa.org.