Housekeeping

International Housekeepers and Environmental Services Week

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Celebrating International Housekeepers and Environmental Services Week

The Indoor Environmental Healthcare and Hospitality Association (IEHA) encourages the industry to celebrate and thank housekeeping and environmental services (EVS) staff.
immunity

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Debunking the immunity myth around cleaning

There's an established theory that over-enthusiastic cleaning can weaken immune systems, particularly those of children.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hotels considering cutting housekeeping staff

Hotels are considering cutting back on services like daily room cleaning as they struggle to hire back a large enough proportion of their pre-COVID-19 workforce.
Healthcare Housekeepers Association

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Healthcare Housekeepers Association expands across Canada

The Ontario Healthcare Housekeeping Association (OHHA) has rebranded as the Canadian Healthcare Housekeepers Association (HHA).
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
IEHA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

IEHA renews focus on healthcare and hospitality

IEHA has announced an updated brand identity, including a new name and logo, to reflect its role in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
housekeepers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Housekeeping staff are among those receiving priority vaccination in the U.S.

The United States appears to be prioritizing housekeeping staff along with medical personnel for early COVID-19 vaccination.
Laundry

REMI Network

Fairmont Royal York: Service Second to None

There’s no missing the Fairmont Royal York when flying over Toronto, pulling into Union Station on one of the main train lines or travelling into downtown.
hotel housekeepers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
ARCSI

REMI Network

ARCSI announces Professional Image Award winners

The Association of Residential Cleaning Services, International (ARCSI) named the winners of its Professional Image Awards.
housekeeping

REMI Network

International Executive Housekeepers Association votes to merge with ISSA

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) has voted to merge with ISSA, a leading trade association for the global cleaning industry.
hotel guest

REMI Network

Clean towels paramount in hotel guest experience

A new Xeros consumer survey reveals that the quality of towels is paramount in the overall hotel guest experience.
housekeeping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Certification in health-care housekeeping

Demonstrated successful experience in the health-care housekeeping field is often fraught with the pitfall of making and learning from mistakes.