Staffing and Resources Data Survey

Environmental Services Department Staffing and Resources Survey
You can be a key player in identifying and establishing these important staffing criteria for our industry.

1) Download the INSTRUCTION SHEET >>

2) Participate by filling out the DATA COLLECTION Long Form SPREADSHEET >>

3) Email your completed electronic spreadsheet to:  ahe@aha.org

4) If you are one of the 1st forty (40) professionals to submit your form you will automatically win a Slim Jim® Step-On!*

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About the Survey

AHE is gathering input from environmental services departments across the country to identify baseline staffing productivity standards. The results of this data gathering will be used in building staffing models and providing metrics for environmental services directors.

About the Giveaway

​Because of the importance of this initiative, Rubbermaid®, a long time AHE Corporate Champion and strategic partner, has generously pledged a 13 gallon Slim Jim® Step-On Resin Front Step Containers to the first 40 environmental services professionals to submit a full form Staffing and Resources Data Survey.

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Rock Jensen, Senior Consultant at Soriant Healthcare,
shares Three Methods To Determine/Calculate Staffing.
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Why it's important

Patti Costello, AHE Executive Director

"For environmental services departments, staffing is not only the single largest expense item in the budget, but it can also be one of the most challenging aspects of the operation to manage. They are among the most asked topics by members of AHE, and we have undertaken a project to provide answers and solutions to address challenges.”

Rock Jensen, Consultant, Soriant Healthcare

"One of the things so many of us in AHE have longed for is a set of productivity standards that can help guide us as we establish our staffing schedules. Various organizations use different standards, which may or may not be relative for those of us with membership in AHE. I am excited for the opportunity to be involved with others in AHE in providing feedback with respect to the standards we see being met in our facilities. Most of all I am anxiously anticipating the opportunity to receive the feedback that our membership provides and the resulting standards that are developed which we can reference as we put our staffing schedules together share with our Administrating Teams. If you have not taken the opportunity to complete the time study survey yet, please do so in the coming weeks. You feedback is essential in helping our membership achieve the most accurate standards in our industry."


Nazar Masry, CHESP, T-CHEST, Vice President, Healthcare & Laundry Operations

"As a service provider to the government, having an accurate and justifiable work-loading methodology is one of the most crucial elements of any contract. I envision the AHE staffing tool as a means of deriving at realistic and trusted staffing levels that I can utilize with existing and future contracts. It is stated in all of my government contracts that “services provided will be in accordance with AHE’s Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental cleaning”, and I foresee that language to incorporate “AHE staffing tool” in the near future."


Sandra Rials, AHE Director of Education

“This Staffing and Productivity Project is one of the most important and impactful projects we’ve ever undertaken. Environmental services leaders always want to know how their teams can be more productive. With the results and findings from this survey AHE can provide useable data to healthcare leaders – data that will drive productivity.”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveaway only open to healthcare environmental services professionals who are residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 21 years and older. While supplies last, get one (1) 13 Gallon Beige Slim Jim Step-On Container, $124 value (“Prize”) for participating in the AHE Staffing and Productivity Data Survey – Slim Jim Giveaway, by filling out the long Form Spreadsheet. Limit one per facility while supplies last. Requests in excess of this limit or not made in compliance with these terms and conditions will not be honored. Only the first 40 requests received from January 25, 2017 until February 3, 2017 in accordance with these terms and conditions will be fulfilled.

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