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IICRC And NFSI MoU Press Release


The IICRC and NFSI Team Up to Prevent Slips and Falls
Partnership to increase floor safety awareness and industry knowledge

Vancouver, Wash.—May 28, 2013— The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standard-setting, nonprofit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). As part of the recently approved MoU, the partnership will allow both organizations to openly collaborate and raise awareness about the connection between floor care, cleanliness and safety.  

“We found that the high caliber of education and standard development the NFSI promotes aligns well with the mission of the IICRC,” said Darrell Paulson, Chairman of the IICRC. “Through the common goal of improving floor safety, the new MoU will benefit our Certified Firms, registrants, instructors and the floor care industry as a whole.”

Through the memorandum, the IICRC and the NFSI will maintain a working relationship which will involve the constant exchange of industry knowledge between organization executives. As part of the agreement, both organizations will also work to promote each other’s awareness and education initiatives. Each year, the NFSI and IICRC will meet to discuss the progress of the MoU to ensure it is meeting both parties’ objectives and goals.

“We are excited to work with a globally-recognized standard-setting and certification organization like the IICRC,” said Russell Kendzior, President of the NFSI. “The partnership will help both organizations further their reach into the floor care industries and continue to improve floor safety awareness and education.”

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The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. To know if a technician has received proper education and training, consumers should look for the cleantrust patch and logo, the service mark of the IICRC. For more information, visit    
About NFSI

The National Floor Safety Institute was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with a mission to aid in the prevention of slips, trips and falls through education, research and standards development. The NFSI is led by a 15-member Board of Directors representing product manufacturers, insurance underwriters, trade associations and independent consultants. For more information, visit

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