Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and IEHA wish to recognize the watershed white paper, the ISSA Value of Clean, which ties proper cleaning to bottom-line financial value, and which is available for download at issa.com/value.
“ISSA has made definite strides in connecting cleaning outcomes with the bottom line, i.e., direct financial gain, and it was satisfying to contribute in some small way to this milestone project,” said Allen Rathey, president and founder of HFI. “Cleaning activities affect a business's bottom line in many ways, some not so obvious, and developing a clearer understanding of those connections will help us as stewards of indoor environments do our jobs better, with greater appreciation, and more profitably.”
“IEHA applauds ISSA for producing the Value of Clean white paper, and wishes to thank them for including the University of WA, under IEHA past president, Gene Woodard, Director of Facilities Services Custodial Division, University of WA, as a model of the ‘value of cleaning’ in the final report,” said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA.
“The Value of Clean project and white paper further builds upon the solid foundation laid by the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-GB, and relates to the upcoming K-12 Clean Standard, as a means to better the business and value of professional cleaning for health,” Rathey noted.
“ISSA is pleased to have the support and input of these organizations - both IEHA and The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) - in our quest to mutually improve the cleaning and facilities industry,” said Dianna Steinbach, director of industry outreach for ISSA. “We will continue to welcome participation from industry stakeholders in the development of these leadership initiatives.”
Note: ISSA’s January 30 Webinar will discuss more about the ISSA Value of Clean. Sign up at: issa.com/events.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) strives to provide authoritative information for creating and maintaining clean, healthy indoor environments. Since buildings are ecosystems, HFI works to address the many interrelated aspects of built environments — such as air, water, energy, materials and resources, green cleaning, indoor environmental quality, waste management, people and more — as an integrated or holistic system. Inasmuch as “Clean” is a metaphor for healthy indoor spaces, HFI also emphasizes prevention and removal of pollutants or contaminants to help ensure optimum conditions for living, learning and working.
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 http://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 http://www.ieha.org.
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider and associated service members. In its role as the worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA is helping its members change the way the world views cleaning – promoting it as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, the popular Web site http://www.issa.com, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.