The purpose of the MOU is to identify and recognize current standards and credentials developed and administered by the Allied Industry Partner organizations, and related industry organizations which includes ABRA's Bio Recovery Site Risk Assessment Guidelines and its Certified Bio Recovery Technician, Supervisor and Master certification programs.
Organizations comprising the Allied Industry Partners group are; the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA); the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Environmental Information Association (EIA), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the Basement Health Association (BHA).
“With all of the confusion of what is a 2nd party certificate of training and what is a third party peer reviewed Certification/Credential program, this will help recognize, align and help define a level of industry professionalism” added Licker. “The combined experience and expertise of all those involved is unmatched and the Allied Industry Partners are going to leverage that collaboration in support of each other and the broader IAQ industry.” added Lantz.
When the first responders or environmental health officials have left the scene and finished their investigation, family members are often left with dealing with an unforgettable mess or contaminated property. Crime/Trauma or infectious disease events happen every day and this is where the unsung heroes of the American Bio Recovery Association can help. The member companies and certified technicians within ABRA are among the highest trained and regarded in the field of responding and mitigating the unthinkable. ABRA Active Member companies and technicians voluntarily invest in ABRA's peer reviewed third-party certification programs. They are dedicated to being the best at what they do. With so many companies claiming they are certified, the professionals of ABRA offer the consumer peace of mind knowing that when they search for help on this website, they are getting the best care in the industry.
What is Bio Recovery?
Bio Recovery is the act of assessing risk, mitigating threats and remediating conditions resulting from the release of biological hazards. This may include crime and trauma mitigation (bloodborne and body fluids), suicide cleanup, outbreak response, zoonotic diseases, foodborne diseases, public health threats, illicit drugs and clandestine drug labs.
For more information on the American Bio Recovery Association, please visit our website at www.americanbioreocovery.org.