Becoming a  RDIA Accredited Diaper Service <ul><li>Join us today as we go over the basics of the RDIA diaper service accre...
<ul><li>Peace of mind </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing support </li></ul><ul><li>Safety of your customers </li></ul><ul><li>Ind...
<ul><li>Attend accreditation webinar  </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out online application for accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Ha...
<ul><li>A random sample of each of your primary diapering product[s]. Examples include pre-folds, covers, doublers, pick-u...
<ul><li>To meet accreditation requirements, one random sample of each of your primary diapering product[s] must be submitt...
Testing Frequency <ul><li>To meet accreditation requirements, one random sample must be sent to the lab  monthly for the f...
Testing Schedule <ul><li>Product[s] submitted to the lab must be postmarked by the 10th of each month in order to be inclu...
What Is Reported To RDIA <ul><li>The report submitted from the lab to the RDIA will consist of the name of the business, p...
Failure To Submit A Test <ul><li>If a service fails to submit test product[s] postmarked by the 10th of the month, the tes...
Lab Testing Schedule <ul><li>Initial testing will begin in January, April, July or October. </li></ul><ul><li>Test product...
<ul><li>Perfect lab results will not always be the result but through knowledge that there is a problem, this will enable ...
Schedule For Failed Lab Tests <ul><li>If you fail a lab test[s], you will be required to submit test[s] the following two ...
<ul><li>Minimum permissible grade is 85. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Grading System </li></ul><ul><li>100 = No G...
Sanitary Test <ul><li>The sample of a sanitized cloth is incubated with the proper media and then evaluated according to t...
pH Reading <ul><li>The Sample diaper will be tested for pH. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications:   A pH of 4.5 to 6.5 is pass...
Absorbency <ul><li>Samples must absorb water immediately in order to pass the absorbency test. </li></ul>
Submitting Test Pieces <ul><li>Choose a test piece[s] of your finished product. It must have ten square inches of cloth. <...
Submitting Test Pieces—cont. <ul><li>Be careful to not touch the central portion of the test piece.  </li></ul><ul><li>Fol...
Additional Best Practices <ul><li>There are additional best practices for diaper service operations that aren’t a part of ...
Annual Fee Schedule <ul><li>The RDIA accreditation program will be self-funded by the services that participate in the pro...
Fees—cont. <ul><li>The first year, the testing & administration fee is $250 if one product is tested. </li></ul><ul><li>Fo...
Fees—cont. <ul><li>If a service fails a test for a quarter, additional testing will be required. This will be at no additi...
When Fees Are Due <ul><li>In order to keep your accreditation current and in good standing, yearly accreditation fees are ...
Submitting Payment <ul><li>Annual accreditation fees can be remitted by credit card via Paypal.  </li></ul><ul><li>The adm...
Testing & Fee Summary <ul><li>Diaper services interested in signing up for this program will pay yearly membership fees. T...
Marketing Guidelines <ul><li>You will begin the accreditation process as a diaper service “in process”.  Once you have met...
Compliance <ul><li>All promotion of your RDIA Diaper Service accreditation status must be accurate and follow the advertis...
Non-Compliance Penalties <ul><li>Failure to follow these guidelines may result in immediate termination of your accreditat...
Materials Include: <ul><li>All Printed Material </li></ul><ul><li>TV </li></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </l...
Marketing & Advertising <ul><li>The RDIA reserves the right to determine if advertising and marketing material is misleadi...
Marketing & Advertising—cont. <ul><li>Each business agrees in advance to remedy such violation with the action deemed appr...
Click to Verify <ul><li>Accredited organizations are required to display their RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal on t...
Press Releases <ul><li>As an RDIA Diaper Service accredited business, you join a select group of businesses that meet rigo...
Describing Accreditation <ul><li>The RDIA provides language describing the accreditation program for use in your press rel...
Use of Accreditation Seal <ul><li>Accredited organizations are encouraged to display their RDIA Diaper Service accreditati...
Sample Use Of Seal <ul><li>SAMPLE MARKETING MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited organizations are encouraged to display...
Sample Press Release <ul><li>Sample Marketing Materials: Template News Release/Accredited </li></ul><ul><li>FOR IMMEDIATE ...
Design and Color (of Seal) <ul><li>RDIA Diaper Service’s seal design is trademarked.  Organizations may not change the sea...
Size (of Seal) <ul><li>RDIA Diaper Service requires that a company reproducing any seal for “on screen use” agree to a siz...
“ In-Process” Diaper Services <ul><li>Businesses “in-process” for the accreditation program may request an “in-process gra...
Q & A <ul><li>Q:  Do I need to be a member of the RDIA to be an accredited Diaper Service? </li></ul><ul><li>A:  Yes, you ...
Q & A <ul><li>Q:  How do I go about adding the RDIA as an additional insured on my certificate of liability? </li></ul><ul...
Q & A <ul><li>Q: What if I want to begin the accreditation process sooner than January, April, July or October? </li></ul>...
Q & A <ul><li>Q:  What product[s] should I arrange to send to the lab? </li></ul><ul><li>A:  You should include each of yo...
Q & A <ul><li>Q:  Who can I turn to for support if I fail a lab test? </li></ul><ul><li>A:  Your soap & equipment supplier...
Q & A <ul><li>Q:  What if I submit multiple products and some pass and some fail the lab test[s]. </li></ul><ul><li>A:  In...
Next Step <ul><li>We hope this webinar has been helpful and communicates the importance of becoming an accredited diaper s...
Online Application <ul><li>Name of Business: </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing Address of Business: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Add...
Online Application—cont. <ul><li>Products to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </l...
Liability Release <ul><li>Electronic Signature Sign-Off Statements: </li></ul><ul><li>This contract is between ___________...
Liability Release—continued <ul><li>___I understand that the RDIA is not responsible for failed lab tests. </li></ul><ul><...
Making Payment <ul><li>Upon receipt of your completed application including your: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic release...
Thank You! <ul><li>Please direct additional questions and inquiries to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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  1. 1. Becoming a RDIA Accredited Diaper Service <ul><li>Join us today as we go over the basics of the RDIA diaper service accreditation process, along with the next steps for becoming accredited. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, please contact [email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Peace of mind </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing support </li></ul><ul><li>Safety of your customers </li></ul><ul><li>Industry standards </li></ul>Why Accreditation?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Attend accreditation webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out online application for accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Have the RDIA added as an additional insured on your liability insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your annual fee (via PayPal) </li></ul><ul><li>Access the password protected accreditation tools (seal, press releases, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Mail in first diaper sample </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for results, and tweak your procedures as needed </li></ul>Steps to Obtaining Accreditation
  4. 4. <ul><li>A random sample of each of your primary diapering product[s]. Examples include pre-folds, covers, doublers, pick-up and delivery bags, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Accreditation dues are based on the number of pieces laundered and will vary by service </li></ul>What to Test
  5. 5. <ul><li>To meet accreditation requirements, one random sample of each of your primary diapering product[s] must be submitted to an independent laboratory for analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>This diaper must be typical of work laundered by your service. To maintain accreditation, continuing samples must be submitted per the schedule and a passing score maintained. </li></ul>Regular Testing
  6. 6. Testing Frequency <ul><li>To meet accreditation requirements, one random sample must be sent to the lab monthly for the first quarter . During this time your accreditation is considered “in-process”. </li></ul><ul><li>At the conclusion of 3 consecutive monthly “pass” lab reports, you will receive “accredited member” status and thereafter one random sample of each of your primary diapering product[s] must be sent to the lab quarterly . </li></ul><ul><li>Specifics: A total of 6 lab tests the first year, and 4 the next. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Testing Schedule <ul><li>Product[s] submitted to the lab must be postmarked by the 10th of each month in order to be included in the months report from the lab to the RDIA accreditation administrator. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Is Reported To RDIA <ul><li>The report submitted from the lab to the RDIA will consist of the name of the business, product[s] tested and pass or fail relevant to each product[s]. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed test results will NOT be sent to the RDIA. </li></ul><ul><li>The lab WILL mail each diaper service their own detailed results of the product[s] they had tested. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Failure To Submit A Test <ul><li>If a service fails to submit test product[s] postmarked by the 10th of the month, the test[s] will be considered late and the diaper service will be accessed a $25 late fee. </li></ul><ul><li>A 20 day grace period for submitting test product[s] will be extended. </li></ul><ul><li>If the diaper service fails to pay the penalty fee or fails to send their product[s] for testing within 60 days of the original due date, the diaper service will lose their accredited member status and no refund will be given. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lab Testing Schedule <ul><li>Initial testing will begin in January, April, July or October. </li></ul><ul><li>Test product[s] need to be postmarked by the 10th of the month. </li></ul><ul><li>If accreditation begins in January, testing would also be required in February, March and then April, July and October. </li></ul><ul><li>If accreditation begins in April, testing would also be required in May, June and then July, October and January. </li></ul><ul><li>If accreditation begins in July, testing would also be required in August, September and then October, January and April. </li></ul><ul><li>If accreditation begins in October, testing would also be required in November, December and then January, April and July. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Perfect lab results will not always be the result but through knowledge that there is a problem, this will enable the service to seek the support they need to work on correcting the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>If a service fails a lab, they will be required to submit monthly labs for the following two months to confirm they have gotten their processes back up to par with the accreditation standards. </li></ul><ul><li>If the service fails three tests in a row, the service will lose its accreditation status. </li></ul>What happens if a service fails a lab test?
  12. 12. Schedule For Failed Lab Tests <ul><li>If you fail a lab test[s], you will be required to submit test[s] the following two (2) consecutive months. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: If you fail the January test, you will be required to retest the product[s] that failed in February and March (even if you are on a quarterly test schedule). </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Minimum permissible grade is 85. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Grading System </li></ul><ul><li>100 = No Growth of any microorganism either by direct planting or by subculture </li></ul><ul><li>95 = Growth by subculture only of non-disease producing bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>90 = Not more than 20 colonies by direct planting of non-disease producing bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>85 = 21 to 100 colonies by direct planting of non-disease producing bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>0 = The presence of any bacteria or fungi or more than 100 colonies by direct planting of non-disease producing bacteria constitutes an automatic fail. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Testing Standards
  14. 14. Sanitary Test <ul><li>The sample of a sanitized cloth is incubated with the proper media and then evaluated according to the presence or absence or sporulating bacillus. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Samples are destroyed in the test process and consequently are not returned. </li></ul>
  15. 15. pH Reading <ul><li>The Sample diaper will be tested for pH. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications: A pH of 4.5 to 6.5 is passing and represents the pH of normal human skin. The pH is determined colorimetrically. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Absorbency <ul><li>Samples must absorb water immediately in order to pass the absorbency test. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Submitting Test Pieces <ul><li>Choose a test piece[s] of your finished product. It must have ten square inches of cloth. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be dry. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be typical of the work turned out by the service, chosen after the product[s] have been inspected in the clean area and bundles created. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Submitting Test Pieces—cont. <ul><li>Be careful to not touch the central portion of the test piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Fold the test piece[s] in half and then in half again. Folding the test piece[s] in this fashion will ensure an uncontaminated central portion for the lab to evaluate. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap the test piece in plastic to prevent accidental contamination during mailing. </li></ul><ul><li>In a large envelope (or box), insert the wrapped test piece[s] along with your contact information including your RDIA accreditation ID. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Additional Best Practices <ul><li>There are additional best practices for diaper service operations that aren’t a part of the RDIA’s “phase one” accreditation standards. </li></ul><ul><li>These best practices are included in the Welcome Packet that you will receive after you apply to begin the accreditation process. </li></ul><ul><li>It is recommended that diaper service operators set up their systems to accommodate the additional best practices. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Annual Fee Schedule <ul><li>The RDIA accreditation program will be self-funded by the services that participate in the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited businesses will pay an “annual accreditation testing & administration fee”. </li></ul><ul><li>These fees will cover testing along with administration costs associated with running the program including record keeping (passed or failed, retesting, when fees are due, etc.). </li></ul>
  21. 21. Fees—cont. <ul><li>The first year, the testing & administration fee is $250 if one product is tested. </li></ul><ul><li>For each additional product tested, there will be an additional $120 annual fee. </li></ul><ul><li>The annual fee for subsequent years is $225 if one product is tested with an additional $100 or each additional product tested. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Fees—cont. <ul><li>If a service fails a test for a quarter, additional testing will be required. This will be at no additional cost. If three tests are consecutively failed, the service is dismissed from the accreditation program with no refund. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: as more services sign up for the testing program, the yearly fees will be reduced. </li></ul>
  23. 23. When Fees Are Due <ul><li>In order to keep your accreditation current and in good standing, yearly accreditation fees are due on the anniversary date of your accreditation. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to do so will result in the termination of your accredited member status. </li></ul><ul><li>Refunds will not be given. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Submitting Payment <ul><li>Annual accreditation fees can be remitted by credit card via Paypal. </li></ul><ul><li>The administrator will email you a Paypal invoice 30 days prior to the due date. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment is due on the first of the month of your anniversary month. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment is considered late if not received by the 15th of the month of your anniversary date and your accreditation will be terminated. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Testing & Fee Summary <ul><li>Diaper services interested in signing up for this program will pay yearly membership fees. These yearly dues will cover everything including testing, account/testing set up, and account administration coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Services have the option to test one item type, or piece, or multiple pieces. For example one testing piece would be a diaper, another piece would be a pail liner. </li></ul><ul><li>An account administrator will work directly with you in setting up the testing. Account administrators will keep records of all tests, passed or failed, retesting, when fees are due, and are available to answer questions. </li></ul><ul><li>First year membership fee: $250 for first piece, $120 for each additional piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Second year membership fee: $225 for first piece, additional $100 for each additional piece. </li></ul><ul><li>If a service fails a test for a quarter, additional testing will be required. This will be at no additional cost. However, if three tests are consecutively failed, the service is dismissed from the accreditation program with no refund. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Marketing Guidelines <ul><li>You will begin the accreditation process as a diaper service “in process”. Once you have met the “in process” requirements, you will become an “accredited” member and be able to display the accreditation seal. </li></ul><ul><li>The RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal serves as a visible symbol of your commitment to safety and accountability. </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage you to communicate your accreditation to consumers, partners, and other diaper service stakeholders through display of the RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal in your print, electronic media and advertisements. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Compliance <ul><li>All promotion of your RDIA Diaper Service accreditation status must be accurate and follow the advertising and marketing guidelines for RDIA accredited members. </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage you to confirm with the accreditation administrator before you post, print or say anything regarding your accreditation that isn’t explicitly listed as acceptable in the guidelines. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Non-Compliance Penalties <ul><li>Failure to follow these guidelines may result in immediate termination of your accreditation status. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Materials Include: <ul><li>All Printed Material </li></ul><ul><li>TV </li></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Annual reports </li></ul><ul><li>Billboards </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Internal communications </li></ul><ul><li>Durable products - e.g. mugs, t-shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Letters to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & sales </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, e-mail or other electronic material </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any other promotional material whether written, audio, visual, digital or electronic. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Marketing & Advertising <ul><li>The RDIA reserves the right to determine if advertising and marketing material is misleading, false or if an accreditation status is misrepresented. </li></ul><ul><li>The RDIA reserves the right to require an “in-process” or “accredited” business to withdraw advertising and marketing materials from distribution immediately or to publish, at the businesses cost, a retraction and/or clarification in connection with any false or misleading statements or any violation of the marketing guidelines. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Marketing & Advertising—cont. <ul><li>Each business agrees in advance to remedy such violation with the action deemed appropriate by the RDIA. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the RDIA reserves the right to conduct an audit of an organization’s RDIA Diaper Service related advertising and marketing materials at any time. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Click to Verify <ul><li>Accredited organizations are required to display their RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal on their primary website (at a size no smaller than 100x100 pixels) and to link the seal to their listing on the RDIA Diaper Service Directory of Accredited Organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Your listing will be listed at: http://diaperservice.realdiaperindustry.org/locate-a-diaper-service . </li></ul><ul><li>This “click-to-verify” accreditation seal program is designed to ensure that customers/members, business partners, regulators and employer groups can verify the accredited status of your organization. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Press Releases <ul><li>As an RDIA Diaper Service accredited business, you join a select group of businesses that meet rigorous standards for safety and accountability. </li></ul><ul><li>We congratulate you on your efforts and would like to help you maximize your exposure with clients and others by encouraging you to issue press releases highlighting your RDIA Diaper Service accreditation. </li></ul><ul><li>Similarly, in-process organizations are also welcome to announce that they have applied for RDIA Diaper Service accreditation. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Describing Accreditation <ul><li>The RDIA provides language describing the accreditation program for use in your press releases. This language plus quotes, sample press releases, the logo and other marketing materials and updates is available at the password protected portion of the RDIA website and is only accessible by diaper services that are in-process or accredited members. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Use of Accreditation Seal <ul><li>Accredited organizations are encouraged to display their RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal in print advertisements, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and other promotional materials. Check the Accredited Members Only Section for examples. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Sample Use Of Seal <ul><li>SAMPLE MARKETING MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited organizations are encouraged to display their RDIA Diaper Service accreditation seal in advertisements, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and other promotional materials. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Sample Press Release <ul><li>Sample Marketing Materials: Template News Release/Accredited </li></ul><ul><li>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Name </li></ul><ul><li>DATE Phone </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>[INSERT COMPANY NAME] RECEIVES RDIA Diaper Service Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>City, State – [INSERT COMPANY NAME] announced today that it has been awarded accreditation from the Real Diaper Association, a California based non-profit organization that establishes quality standards for the cloth diaper service industry. </li></ul><ul><li>[INSERT QUOTE FROM COMPANY SPOKESPERSON] </li></ul><ul><li>[INSERT COMPANY BOILERPLATE, INSERT DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>ACCREDITED] </li></ul><ul><li>“ By applying for and receiving the RDIA Diaper Service Accreditation , [INSERT COMPANY NAME] has demonstrated a commitment to safe laundering practices,” said RDIA Board Member, Judy Aagard. “Safe and sanitary washing conditions are crucial to our industry and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.” </li></ul><ul><li>[INSERT SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON ACCREDITATION STANDARDS] </li></ul><ul><li>This is an excerpt from one of the sample press releases available in the marketing guidelines section of the welcome packet </li></ul>
  38. 38. Design and Color (of Seal) <ul><li>RDIA Diaper Service’s seal design is trademarked. Organizations may not change the seal design, i.e. delete or modify the design or change any colors. One color seals may be reproduced in any color ink. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Size (of Seal) <ul><li>RDIA Diaper Service requires that a company reproducing any seal for “on screen use” agree to a size of no less than 100x100 pixels. For print use, the copy on the seal must be clear and legible. </li></ul>
  40. 40. “ In-Process” Diaper Services <ul><li>Businesses “in-process” for the accreditation program may request an “in-process graphic” to promote their work toward receiving accreditation. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Q & A <ul><li>Q: Do I need to be a member of the RDIA to be an accredited Diaper Service? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Yes, you need to be a member of the RDIA. Being accredited exemplifies a commitment to the industry and maintaining membership within the RDIA is a tangible demonstration of this commitment. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Q & A <ul><li>Q: How do I go about adding the RDIA as an additional insured on my certificate of liability? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Contact your insurance broker and request that The Real Diaper Industry Association (RDIA) be added on your liability insurance policy. You will be required to email this documentation to the administrator at the time you apply for accreditation. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Q & A <ul><li>Q: What if I want to begin the accreditation process sooner than January, April, July or October? </li></ul><ul><li>A: We recommend that you begin the process of confirming your laundry and diaper handling follow best practices as soon as you receive your welcome packet and online login password. If you are ready to send in lab result[s] prior to one of the designated start months, communicate with the RDIA administrator for a possible exception. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Q & A <ul><li>Q: What product[s] should I arrange to send to the lab? </li></ul><ul><li>A: You should include each of your primary diapering product[s]. We recommend that you test each of the different product[s] that you launder. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Q & A <ul><li>Q: Who can I turn to for support if I fail a lab test? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Your soap & equipment suppliers should be able to assist you in setting up a wash formula and confirming the diapers have adequate mechanical action to ensure that you are providing safe diapers for your customers to use along with ones that will pass the lab tests necessary for accreditation. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Q & A <ul><li>Q: What if I submit multiple products and some pass and some fail the lab test[s]. </li></ul><ul><li>A: In order to both receive and maintain accreditation each product tested must pass the lab tests as specified in the guidelines per the accreditation schedule. If one or more products fail the lab test, those products are subject to the procedures as outlined in the guidelines. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Next Step <ul><li>We hope this webinar has been helpful and communicates the importance of becoming an accredited diaper service. </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to apply for accreditation, please apply now on the RDIA Accreditation Website Page. The link is at: www.realdiaperindustry.org. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to email a copy of your liability insurance showing the RDIA as an additional insured along with the following... </li></ul>
  48. 48. Online Application <ul><li>Name of Business: </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing Address of Business: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Address of Business (if different): </li></ul><ul><li>City, State, Zip: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Person: </li></ul><ul><li>Title: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Phone: </li></ul>
  49. 49. Online Application—cont. <ul><li>Products to be tested: </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul><ul><li>4. </li></ul><ul><li>The initial annual fee for one product is $250 </li></ul><ul><li>For each additional product add $120 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional years the annual fee would be $225 for one product and $100 for each additional product </li></ul>
  50. 50. Liability Release <ul><li>Electronic Signature Sign-Off Statements: </li></ul><ul><li>This contract is between ____________________ (diaper service) and the Real Diaper Industry Association (RDIA). </li></ul><ul><li>Please read and initial each line and sign the bottom of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that the RDIA diaper service accreditation program is an “at will” program. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that it is my responsibility to adhere to the product test deadlines so as to maintain my accreditation status and so my business does not cause unnecessary cost to the program. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that the RDIA diaper service accreditation program is not mandating which products I choose to have tested nor or they assuming liability for the decision I make in regards to which product[s] I have tested. </li></ul><ul><li>___I have read and understand the lab testing procedures including how to prepare a piece for testing. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that I will not receive test pieces back as they will be destroyed in the test process. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand and give permission for the lab to share my product[s] test results to the RDIA in the form of Pass/Fail. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that I am responsible for determining my laundry formula and what equipment I use and am responsible for ensuring that the diapers I provide my customers are safe for reuse. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Liability Release—continued <ul><li>___I understand that the RDIA is not responsible for failed lab tests. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that the RDIA will employ the click-to-verify accreditation verification method on their website. </li></ul><ul><li>___I have read and understand the marketing guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that if I fail to follow the marketing guidelines, my accreditation will be terminated. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that as an accredited diaper service, it is imperative that I follow the RDIA code of ethics in relationship to how I conduct my business with diaper service competitors. While being accredited may serve as a competitive advantage, I will follow the marketing guidelines regarding how to advertise and market my accreditation status. I understand that failure to follow the marketing guidelines will result in immediate termination of my accreditation status. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that the function of the RDIA is to administer the accreditation program. The scope of the program does not include assisting in determining laundry processing formulas, equipment purchases or any other element of the laundering process. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that the scope of the RDIA accreditation program does not include arbitrating between myself and my competitors. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that my accreditation status is dependent upon continued membership in the RDIA. If my RDIA membership lapses, this will result in the termination of my accreditation status and no refunds will be extended. </li></ul><ul><li>___I understand that once the annual accreditation fee has been paid, the fee is non-refundable. </li></ul><ul><li>___I release the Real Diaper Industry Association and officers from all liability associated with the accreditation program. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full Electronic Signature Required (of authorized company representative:______________________ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Making Payment <ul><li>Upon receipt of your completed application including your: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic release of liability initials and signature & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate of liability insurance naming the RDIA as an additionally insured </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive your ID number and an invoice by email. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon receipt of your paid invoice, you will receive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your password for accessing the accredited portion of the website which includes the welcome packet & expanded media guide along with upcoming product submission tests dates. The administrator will also get you set up in the system. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. Thank You! <ul><li>Please direct additional questions and inquiries to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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