The IICRC is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors, a volunteer group of industry leaders representing the interests of Registrants while leading the direction of the organization. Nominees should possess industry knowledge and experience, be willing to contribute to the mission and ideals of the IICRC and available to serve a three-year term.
Director nominees must be committed to achieving IICRC objectives. These objectives include, but are not limited to: being the leading independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries; setting and promoting high ethical standards; and advancing communication, collaboration and technical proficiency within the industry.
The IICRC is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. The vote takes place on Oct. 5 at the annual Shareholders meeting.
Nominations are being accepted at www.iicrc.org/BODNominee2020 through Saturday, May 30.
RESCHEDULED: 2020 Standards Summit
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the IICRC rescheduled its second-annual Standards Summit. The event located at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas will take place Sept. 17-18, pending further COVID-19 developments.
For additional updates, visit: www.iicrc.org/2020StandardsSummit.
Save the Date – Annual Instructors Meeting (AIM)
Registration for the Annual Instructors Meeting (AIM) is open for IICRC Approved Instructors. The meeting takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information or to register, visit www.iicrc.org/page/AIM2020.
Preliminary Report for Restoration Contactors Assisting Clients with COVID-19 Concerns
The IICRC and RIA released a preliminary report to help guide technicians through the COVID-19 crisis titled “Restoration Contractors Assisting Clients with COVID-19 Concerns.” The document was prepared by experts in the cleaning and restoration industries. Anyone using the preliminary report should not construe it as an industry standard.
The preliminary report provides basic information about COVID-19 along with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Key topics include: potential services, pre-work preparations, crew safety, cleaning of touchpoints, applying disinfectants, post-work evaluation and product documentation. The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation, and the report will be updated as the pandemic evolves.
To read the full report on assisting clients with COVID-19 concerns, please visit the disaster resource center of the IICRC website.
Invalid Certified Firm Company List
Consumers can now use the IICRC Global Locator and the new Invalid Certified Firm Company List to validate a firm’s status.
The IICRC has become aware that several companies may be using the IICRC Certified Firm logo without a current IICRC Certified Firm Active Status or referencing unverified certifications as of Feb. 20. To better protect the value of Certified Firms, the IICRC added inactive companies using the IICRC Certified Firm logo to the Invalid Certified Firm Company List located on the IICRC website. The IICRC added these firms to the website to uphold the credibility of firms claiming Certified Firm Status.
The IICRC continually monitors the use of the IICRC Certified Firm logo. Only Active IICRC Certified Firms are authorized to display the decal on their websites, in communications and on their work vehicles. The IICRC’s number one priority is to safeguard consumers and Certified Firms alike and this measure ensures protection.
For more information, visit www.iicrc.org/page/InvalidFirms.
Prepping for Disaster: New IICRC Disaster Videos Available
Are you ready when disaster strikes? If not, the IICRC has you covered. The IICRC recently added three new safety guide videos to the “Disaster Resources” section of its website. The new wildfire, flooding and hurricane resources provide valuable information about how to prepare for natural disasters, including emergency supply checklists, preparation timelines, evacuation plans and tips on how to minimize damage post disaster.
To view the videos, visit www.iicrc.org/IICRCResources.