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August 2017 Standards Update

Call For Volunteers: Development of First Ever Field Guides
IICRC is 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 at the links below:
 
 
Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at standards@iicrcnet.org. Please note, separate application forms are required for each field guide committee.
 
S500 Statement of Interpretation
After receiving questions pertaining to the ANSI/IICRC S500: 2015 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the use of air filtration devices (AFD’s) in different categories of water intrusions,  the IICRC’s S500 consensus body has released a Statement of Interpretation to clarify and interpret the relevant language.
 
Seeking Standards Consensus Body Volunteers
The IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards:
 
  • *New* BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.
 
IICRC is currently initiating the development of the BSR-IICRC S550. 
 
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.
  • ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.
 
The ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 includes inspection of textile floor covering including carpet and rugs, and establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for professionally inspecting textile floor coverings. The Standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating: carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures; and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. This enables professional inspectors to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings. S800 is not written to teach detailed inspection procedures; numerous manuals, videotapes, workshops and seminars are available to teach comprehensive textile floor covering inspection procedures. This standard was created for use primarily by professional inspectors, and secondarily for carpet manufacturers, product suppliers, building contractors, architects, specifiers, designers, distributors, flooring retailers, end-users, facility managers, institutions and others involved in the textile flooring inspection industry.
 
S800 Consensus Body Chair is Mark Violand, and Vice Chair is Lew Migliore.
 
Those interested in participating on the consensus bodies should fill out the application forms linked above and email them to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at standards@iicrcnet.org.
 
Standards Subscription Website
The IICRC’s subscription website allows IICRC instructors, schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at http://publications.iicrc.org
 
Standards website subscriptions are available in basic and premium packages. The basic package provides online access to all current IICRC standards and reference guides. The premium subscription also provides access to historical standards, new and updated technical papers, MoU partner organizations’ reference documents and standards, and multimedia publications including instructional videos. Both are offered as annual subscriptions.
 
Discounted rates are available for firms requiring multiple users. Instructors and schools will receive complimentary access to the premium subscription. 
 
For a demonstration on how to use the new subscription site, visit http://www.youtube.com/theiicrc.
 
New French Translation
The IICRC released a new French translation of the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation. This translation joins the already-translated ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
 
To purchase a copy of the new IICRC S520: French 2017 or IICRC S500: French 2016, visit http://webstore.iicrc.org.
 
 
 
 




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