IICRC News: June 2020
Now Available: Live Stream Courses
To support constituents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Live-Stream courses are now available. Virtual classrooms are limited to 20 participants so don’t delay!
Courses available include: Building Moisture Thermography (BMT), Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT), Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS), Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT), House Cleaning Technician (HCT), Health and Safety Technician (HST), Intro to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection (ISSI), Odor Control Technician (OCT), Rug Cleaning Technician (RCT), Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT), Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT), Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT), and Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT).
For more information or to find a course, visit iicrc.org/livestreaming.
Chats with the Chairman
Chairman of the Board, Kevin Pearson, hosted the IICRC’s first edition of “Chats with the Chairman,” which is a 30-minute monthly live show that features interviews with leading members of the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries. The first episode welcomed Education Committee Chair, IICRC Approved Instructor and First Vice President of the IICRC Board of Directors, David Hodge.
The Live Shows can be found on the IICRC website and YouTube channel. To stay updated on upcoming “Chats with the Chairman,” subscribe to the “TheIICRC” on YouTube or visit www.iicrc.org/ChatswiththeChairman
OSHA 10 HST Course No Longer Accepted
As of Nov. 1, the IICRC is no longer accepting the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training or equivalent for the Health and Safety Technician (HST) course for Master Designations. OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training provides broad safety information but lacks specific details in numerous areas that are necessary for cleaning, restoration and inspection professionals to know and implement.
The HST course from the IICRC is designed to put restoration and cleaning professionals ahead of the competition regarding health and safety. The two-day, 14-hour course covers topics such as OSHA standards, inspections, citations and penalties, record keeping, personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard communication, hazardous materials, confined spaces and bloodborne pathogens.
Those who previously earned their Master Designations with OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training HST equivalent will maintain their designation. OSHA 10-Hour General Industry or equivalent OSHA course will be accepted through Oct. 31.
Disaster Resource Center: A Go-To for all Disaster-Related Information
The Disaster Resources Center at iicrc.org features numerous disaster-related resources. The center offers helpful content, such as the Preliminary Report for Restoration Contactors Assisting Clients with COVID-19 Concerns & the Sustaining Emergency Service Operations report, now with second editions available; safety videos and videos that guide viewers on cleaning methods to protect against coronavirus.
The page also includes links to articles from respected sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Visit www.iicrc.org/IICRCResources for more information.
ICYMI – 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 Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
For more information or to register, visit www.iicrc.org/AIM2020.