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International Executive Housekeepers Association
Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

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Integrated Cleaning and Measurement - (ICM)

Where: Cincinnati Holiday Inn-Airport

When:  October 22nd - 24th, 2008

Integrated Cleaning and MeasurementIEHA Presents:
An Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM™)
October 22-24, 2008


Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport Hotel
1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
Erlanger, KY 41018


 $695; however, all attendees will receive a
 FREE $1000 ATP device for them to use at their
facilities as a gift.


To Register, please use the Online Registration, fax or mail the registration form (available to the upper-right) or call the I.E.H.A. Association Office at (800) 200-6342.

Wednesday, October 22nd (6pm - 8pm — Welcome Reception)


Meetings will take place in:
Kenton Room - Main Sessions
Owen 1, 2 and 3 Rooms - Reception and Breaks/Lunch


We plan to have a Presenters’ Orientation Meeting in the Kenton Room (adjoining the Upper Terrace) after the reception, Wednesday at 8 pm.
Reception Speakers: 

  • Allen Rathey, President of the Housekeeping Channel—Introductions
  • Beth Risinger, CEO/Executive Director of IEHA—“The Vision for this Event”
  • Marvin Ellsworth, IEHA President—“IEHA’s Key Role in ICM”
  • Sponsors—“Why We are Involved”       

Thursday, October 23rd (7:30am - 5pm) — Main Session

  • 7:30am - 8am—Coffee and Danish
  • 8am - 8:15am—Welcome and Introductions—Beth Risinger, CEO/Executive Director of IEHA
  • 8:15am - 9am—“Why Integrate Cleaning and Measurement?—ICM Q&A/Examples of Successful Integration from Other Fields”—Allen Rathey, President of the Housekeeping Channel
  • 9am - 10am—“Integrating Cleaning Science with CEH and REH—How and Why IEHA Certified People Will Earn More Through Professionalism”—Marvin Ellsworth, IEHA President, and Sarah Larsen, Deputy Director of IEHA
  • 10am - 10:30am—Coffee Break and Review of Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) Table-top Exhibits
  • 10:30am - 11:30am— “CIMS - Elevate Your Organization Through Effective Management”—Dan Wagner, Director of the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) (ISSA)
  • 11:30am - 12pm—“Green Facility Partnerships—Integrating LEED and Green Seal Certification in Your Facility Operations”—Mark Rentschler, PhD, Director of Institutional Greening Programs, Green Seal
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm—“The Carpet & Rug Institute’s Role in Integrated Cleaning Science”—  Werner Braun, President, Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI)
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm—Lunch and Review of Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) Table-top Exhibits)
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm—“Integrating Cleaning and Measurement in Schools”—KaiScience Speaker
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm—“CSI (Cleaning Science Inspection) Devices for ICM”—Robert W. Powitz, PhD, MPH, RS, DLAAS, R. W. Powitz & Associates
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm—“Mastering Measurement at the Facility Level”—Vince Elliott, Consultant and President/CEO of Elliott Affiliates, Ltd.
  • 3pm - 3:30pm—Cookie, Coffee, and Ice Cream Break
  • 3:30pm-3:45pm—“The Science of Cleaning and Why It’s Important to Integrate into Operations”—Frank Wiley, Consultant and Former Executive Director, Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI)  
  • 3:45pm-5pm—“Introducing ATP”—Frank Wiley

Friday, October 24th (7:30am – Noon)

  • 7:30am - 8am—Coffee and Danish
  • 8 am - 8:45am—“Moving toward Integrated Environmental Quality (Integrated EQ)”—Symposium—Moderator: Allen Rathey
  • 8:45am - 10am—“Integrating Healthcare Cleaning—Why Infection Control Departments and Housekeeping Departments Should Be Talking”—Robert R. Feldbauer, MHA, FACHE, CHFM, Consultant and Former Practice Leader, Engineering and Safety, Joint Commission Resources (JCR)
  • 10am - 10:30am—Coffee Break
  • 10:30am – Noon—“Successful Measurement—Case Studies and Integrating CEH and REH—Discussion of Updated Curriculum and Programs”—Sarah Larsen

12pm Noon, Symposium concludes

Getting Ready …

Event Questions?  Call Allen Rathey (208) 938-3137 or Beth Risinger (800) 200-6342.

Hotel Reservations?  Call Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport 859-746-5613 (Special Room Rate $109 per night, mention “ICM Event”)

Note:  Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is a trademark of Kaivac/KaiScience, used by permission.


Now you may be asking yourself, just what exactly is Integrated Cleaning and Measurement? Read the information below to find out more!


ICM merges - for the first time - the cleaning process with measurement and outcomes, and integrates cleaning 'tools' into the ICM system based on the technology's ability to demonstrate positive measurable outcomes. It is "Open Source", in that any technology that demonstrates superior measurable cleaning outcomes can play. For more information, email
   1. What is ICM?
      Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open-source system in which 'best practices' are defined by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes.
   2. Why is measurement a main component of ICM?
      The professionalism of the cleaning industry with resulting positive impacts on pay scales can best be achieved via measurement of specific results and outcomes. While a clean facility appearance is the starting point, measurement enables tracking the removal of a growing list of unseen contaminants that can impact health and thus affect broader business, public welfare and safety issues.
   3. What types of measurement are now possible?
      ATP, fungal enzyme, RODAC plate, petri film, particle counter, airborne dust mass, infrared/moisture detection, and other device and measurement platforms are becoming increasingly available, portable, and affordable.
   4. What types of measurement are still future?
      The practical ability to monitor the air, water and surfaces for a specific type of particle, microbe, VOC or chemical contaminant and understanding the implications of such testing is, for the most part, yet in the future. For example, we cannot yet economically test for dust particles containing tracked-in pesticides and understand the associated health impacts, although we can test to determine total airborne dust.
   5. Why is ICM important?
      ICM is a leadership system that embraces best practices as determined by scientific measurement of outcomes, and thus levels the playing field of cleaning product and process selection using science as the main criterion for inclusion.
   6. What do you mean by "open-source"?
      Simply stated: ICM is open to product substitution. That means that best-practice tools and processes are acceptable within the ICM system regardless of source, provided they can provide measurement data showing