IEHA Launches ICM Module at ISSA
October 24, 2011
Westerville, OH - The International Executive
Housekeepers Association’s (IEHA) Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM)
Module (Version 1.0) has launched at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2011, Las
Vegas, October 18th - 21st.
IEHA’s goal in developing the
ICM Module is to provide IEHA members and cleaning professionals with the
skills to expertly measure processes and practices, better the performance of
their cleaning organizations as a whole and to position themselves for success.
an open-source system - owned and administered by the non-profit IEHA - that
integrates measurement into cleaning processes to enable data-driven and
verifiable improvements in cleaning outcomes through the use of measurement
tools and well-chosen metrics. Examples of improvements driven by associated
metrics include enhanced productivity based on time studies, and improved
levels of cleanliness determined using measurement devices such as ATP meters
or particle counters. By integrating measurement into systems of cleaning, ICM
enables a cycle of continuous improvement.
will provide general public access to ICM information on Wikipedia (coming
soon) and the availability of the full draft open-source ICM Module (Version 1)
on a separate IEHA ICM Wiki.
open-source nature of ICM means the ICM Module itself should be a constantly
changing and dynamic public document,” said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive
Director of IEHA. “The ICM Module exam will be strictly controlled, proprietary
and updated every two years based on ongoing public improvement of the Module.”