IICRC Standards: Public Review Update

IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, IICRC S600 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Installation and IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation have all been through public review. The Consensus Bodies for each of these Standards are currently reviewing and addressing comments, and will respond to commenters as soon as they are done.

IICRC’s Peer Reviewed Technical Journal to Launch in January

The IICRC will launch a peer-reviewed technical journal serving the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries in early 2014. The Journal will play a key role in developing and disseminating the technical body of knowledge that will enhance the overall growth and financial viability of the IICRC as well as enable it to more fully implement its mission statement.

The publication will be published six times per year, with the first issue set for distribution in January. The Journal will provide in-depth technical articles focusing on the four disciplines represented by the Institute. This includes hard-surface cleaning, soft-surface cleaning, disaster restoration and inspection. Its distribution audience will be Certified Firms, master cleaners, master restorers, inspectors, IICRC schools and instructors, and members of the International Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (ITA) affiliated associations.

IICRC logoIICRC’s Mili Washington Elected to SES Board

Mili Washington, the IICRC’s Standards Director was recently selected to serve as Secretary for the Society for Standards Professionals (SES) Board of Directors.

Washington has been the Standards Director at the IICRC since June 2011. Her focus has been to streamline the standards development process and strategy at the IICRC, work toward American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for new and revised ANSI/IICRC standards, and use more digital tools to make virtual collaboration come to life.

For the past seven years, Washington has focused her work in the area of standards development and management. In her previous role as manager of standards and guidelines for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), she oversaw three ANSI accredited standards committees that developed 20 ANSI standards for the occupational health and safety profession.

Colorado Flooding

In response to the catastrophic flooding in the state of Colorado, the IICRC has been actively involved in reaching out to property owners on proper and safe clean-up practices in water damaged areas. Standards information has also been sent to local officials with emphasis on the importance of using certified water damage experts.

Call for Technical Advisory Committee Members

IICRC is always looking for qualified subject matter experts to serve on technical advisory committees that update and revise IICRC training curriculum and exams. Interested parties can send updated résumés to the IICRC education director Valerie Fries-Wade (Valerie@iicrc.org) who will forward the appropriate application paperwork based on committee needs and the applicant’s area of expertise.

On the Calendar

  • The IICRC’s Certification Council, Annual Shareholder and Board of Directors meetings, as well as its biennial Instructor Symposium, was be held Oct. 17-21, in Vancouver, Wash.
  • The IICRC’s 2012/2013 Annual Report was be released in mid-October and is available at http://www.iicrc.org.