IICRC News: July 2019
Are you interested in helping to write an IICRC Standard? The process just got easier! All IICRC Standard applications are now available online. Be a part of the development of universal standards and best practices by sharing your niche area of expertise in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.
There are currently 9 IICRC Standards committees looking for volunteers. Visit the IICRC Standards page (at www.iicrc.org/standards) for more information and to fill out an application form.
Development of New S900 Standard
The IICRC is announcing the development of a new standard, the BSR/IICRC S900 Standard for Professional Remediation of Illicit Drugs, Cannabis and Nicotine Residue.
The BSR/IICRC S900 will encompass necessary processes for employers and workers when remediating materials and contents within structures affected by illicit drugs, cannabis and nicotine residues. This standard will cover the required personal protective equipment, engineering controls, proper work practices and processes necessary for remediation, as well as specific methods based upon type of contamination (e.g. powder, chemical and combustion residues.)
Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S900 consensus body should visit the S900 website (at https://www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS900) for more information and to fill out the application form. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30.
It’s summer storm season – is your Firm ready for the influx of calls?
Make sure your technicians are up to date on their relevant certifications and have copies of the most recent versions of the S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.
Also be sure to check out our Disaster Resources page (at https://www.iicrc.org/IICRCResources) for tips and resources to help Firms and their customers when natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes strike.
Certifications and Master Designations
Interested in furthering your career? The IICRC offers dozens of certifications, including a Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) course, as well as advanced designations. As technicians accumulate various certifications, they become eligible for advanced designations such as an IICRC Journeyman or IICRC Master – the industry’s highest technical designation. You’re closer than you think. Find out more at https://www.iicrc.org/IICRCMaster.