IEHA PECP Boot Camp 2015


The 2015, two-day PECP Boot Camp — held on October 17 and 18, 2015, at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas — was a great success, graduating nine attendees who all passed their final exams. Eight of the attendees attained their CEH status and one person attained her REH status.

Rose Galera, a 42-year IEHA, CEH member, instructed the two-day Boot Camp, reviewing the 16 required PECP Modules. This was the third Boot Camp instructed by Rose. She also did the 2010 and 2012 Boot Camp with the same resulting success of 2015.

The participants represented a diverse group of the Professional Cleaning Industry: Health Care, Education, Nursing Homes, Hospitality and Contract Cleaning. They travelled from various states, Hawaii and New Zealand.

All were congratulated and awarded with a Certificate at the IEHA Business Session held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.



Photos were taken just prior to proctoring of the Final Exam. IEHA President Michael Patterson and Board Members stopped by to wish all attendees their best wishes.

Congratulations to:

Name City State Facility
Harold Rhoney Beech Island SC Nursing Home
Kalani Motta Honolulu HI Contract Cleaner
Paul Schmidt Landrum SC Contract Cleaner
Gloria Strauthers (Wesley) Brooklet GA Education (REH)
Dolly Richardson Tahlequah OK Healthcare
Jill Sanders Canterbury New Zealand Contract Cleaner
Nerissa Wild Otago New Zealand Contract Cleaner
Anthony Crawford Roseville CA Healthcare
Tammy Toderean Roseville CA Healthcare

2015 Expo

Rose participated in the 2015 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo and promoted Professional Cleaning Education for Health and Safety and received many diverse facilities hits of interested attendees.



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Professional Cleaning Best Practices

By Rose Galera, C.E.H.

Trends, technology and new rules of cleaning directly impact the professional cleaning industry. Cleaning for health, safety and protecting the built environment is an ongoing topic of discussion. Environmental stewardship principles and sustainability are uppermost in this discussion. What is happening today is a conscientious movement towards implementing best practices in professional cleaning.

What is a “Best Practice”?

  • Documented strategies and tactics utilized by companies for “best results.”
  • Implemented and honed to provide for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Data is gathered from a variety of sources based on interviews, testing, surveys and other mechanisms of primary research.
  • Cutting edge information not available in the public sector.

A best practice is a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to lead reliably to a desired result. It is about using approaches that not only deliver superior results but also consider sustainability and ongoing development of the approach. A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means and is used as a benchmark. In addition, a best practice can evolve to become better as improvements are discovered.

Goals for Best Practices:

  • Deliver a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Deliver high standards of cleaning services.
  • Deliver environmentally sound standards.
  • Provide training to perform cleaning processes.
  • Consistently provide best cleaning results.

How to Develop a Best Practice:

  1. Comply with regulatory requirements.
  2. Follow current industry standards in techniques and technologies.
  3. Establish effective and efficient cleaning methods.
  4. Identify appropriate cleaning agents, tools and equipment.
  5. Identify potential contaminants and unsafe sources.
  6. Develop meaningful performance monitoring programs for cleaning procedures.
  7. Review to determine when revalidation is necessary and appropriate.
  8. Develop and maintain adequate documentation systems.

Recommended Best Practices (Technology):

  • Team cleaning
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths charging technology
  • Microfiber flat mop charging technology
  • Backpack vacuuming system
  • Steam vapor cleaning system
  • Easy hard floor cleaning
  • Dual cleaning cart systems
  • Cleaning aprons
  • Bed making process

Recommended Best Practices (Management):

  • Creative scheduling
  • Training – cross / clone
  • Standardizing equipment and supply purchasing
  • Inventory system
  • Chemical management
  • Green cleaning
  • Housekeeping of systems controls

A commitment to using the best practices in professional cleaning is a commitment to using all industry knowledge and technology to ensure success. Organizations that implement a comprehensive program for capturing and sharing best cleaning practices can expect to increase operating efficiency, improve performance and gain competitive advantage for their housekeeping or cleaning operations.