Housekeepers group to meet

Workshops on biological containment and the installation of officers are scheduled for Wednesday at the first-ever gathering of the local chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association.

The hourlong workshop on “Biological Containment in the Workplace” will include a presentation by John Correa, market development manager for Kimberly-Clark for Hawaii. He will outline “The Healthy Workplace Project” and ask hotel executives to break the chain of germ transmission at their properties.

Rounding out the hour, Anthony Nelson, operations manager for Maui Fire & Flood, a locally based property restoration company, will deliver specifics on handling “class III contaminants,” such as body fluids encountered in the workplace.

David Crouch, executive housekeeper at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, will be installed as the group’s first president along with the Maui chapter’s first board of directors.

IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for those employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization, founded in 1930, brings to Maui “a high level of expertise and training to the increasingly complex world of keeping hotel visitors clean and green,” a news release from the Maui group said.

The installation of officers and a presentation detailing the history of IEHA starts at 9 a.m. The biological containment workshop gets under way at 10 a.m. Both events are at the Lokahi Pacific Pono Center in Wailuku.

There will be a prix fixe lunch for $20 at the Old Wailuku Grille from noon to 1 p.m.

The gathering is open to the public. RSVP at For more information, call 446-0880.