Procter & Gamble Professional earned the inaugural "Seal of Approval" from IEHA for its Spic and Span® Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray and Glass Cleaner, which was field-tested and then approved for use in assisted living facilities by IEHA members. This is the first certification awarded from IEHA’s Field Test program, which enables members to test and report on cleaning products. IEHA awarded the Seal after members evaluated the quality and effectiveness of Spic and Span in cleaning and disinfecting assisted living environments. For 85 years, IEHA has served Executive Housekeepers, Environmental Services Directors and other facility management professionals with access to tools, products and educational resources to enhance their careers. It is currently hosting its 49th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
IEHA members who direct housekeeping programs in assisted living settings were invited to test Spic and Span and evaluate its effectiveness in enabling a simpler approach to cleaning and disinfecting dry surfaces. Spic and Span is a hospital-grade disinfectant with a 3-in-1 formula that helps improve productivity by simplifying cleaning and replacing three products with one. Field testers incorporated the product into their existing cleaning routines and the majority agreed that Spic and Span:
• Is an effective cleaner and disinfectant
• Simplified cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces
• Improved productivity or lessened cleaning time
• Provided visibly cleaner results; and
• Is preferred over other products testers used to clean hard surfaces in the past.
All testers (100%) responded that they would recommend the product to others and would recommend it specifically for use in assisted living settings.
"IEHA is excited about this program as it's a win for both our members and the vendors who serve them," said Michael Patterson, IEHA president elect. "The best aspect of the Seal of Approval program is that it helps our members identify products that meet a standard level of excellence. They know when they see an IEHA Seal of Approval product, it has been rigorously tested by our members and will stand up in the toughest of environments and, in this case, meet the stringent disinfection standards of an assisted living facility."
"Procter & Gamble Professional is thrilled to receive IEHA’s first-ever Seal of Approval for Spic and Span for its use in assisted living communities," said Carrie Rathod, brand manager, P&G Professional. "Spic and Span is an EPA-registered disinfectant developed to enable a simpler approach to cleaning and disinfecting, and cleaning professionals validated that unanimously in the IEHA Field Test. P&G Professional understands the unique cleaning needs of assisted living communities and we aim to develop services and products, like Spic and Span, that help businesses improve daily operations and deliver visibly cleaner results."
IEHA intends to expand the program to other industries beyond assisted living. "We hope to expand to other areas, such as hospitality, foodservice and education, and potentially other product areas, such as floor care or laundry," said Patterson. "We look forward to testing Spic and Span in other sectors once our Seal of Approval program grows."
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