R&R IICRC Monthly Update: November 2017
IICRC Seeks Standards Consensus Body Volunteers
The IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S550 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.
The S550 will be a procedural standard for performing water damage restoration in commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures, systems and furniture, fixtures and equipment. The proposed standard includes: building and material science; drying complex materials and systems; safety and health; project coordination, documentation, logistics and risk management; inspections, preliminary determinations and pre-restoration evaluations; limitations, complexities, complications, and conflicts; specialized experts; restoration procedures; HVAC; evaluation and furniture, fixtures and equipment; historical buildings; government; and healthcare facilities.
Those interested in participating on the consensus bodies should fill out the application forms found at http://www.iicrc.org/standards and email them to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at email@example.com.
IICRC to Develop First Ever Field Guides
IICRC is also seeking volunteers to serve on the development committees for two, first of their kind, field guides to help improve the health and safety practices of professional disaster restoration and cleaning professionals.
The new documents titled, “IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Professional Cleaners” and “IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Disaster Restoration Professionals,” will supplement existing IICRC restoration standards and certification classes. The guides will include valuable information about safety and health hazard identification procedures, safe work practices and control methods that prudent disaster restoration and cleaning professionals should employ.
Committee members can expect to begin work on the standard by the end of 2017 with all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new field guides are expected to be completed in approximately one year.
Those interested in serving on a field guide committee can fill out the downloadable application forms: found at http://www.iicrc.org/standards.
▶ IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Professional Cleaners
▶ IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Disaster Restoration Professionals
Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, separate application forms are required for each field guide committee.