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July 08, 2013
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IICRC S520 Draft Standard Available for Public Review

VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces that it is revising the IICRC S520-2008 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. The draft S520 Standard is available now for public review and comment.

IICRC S520 is a procedural standard and reference guide for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents. IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience, and attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing “real-life” mold remediation challenges. The S520 is written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry, and is the result of collaboration among microbiologists and other scientists, public health professionals, industrial hygienists, remediation contractors, restoration service companies, cleaning and restoration training schools, trade associations that service the professional restoration industry, allied trade-persons, and others with related professional and practical experience.
IICRC S520 draft Standard is available from July 05 to August 19, 2013 for review and comment as part of the ANSI 45-day public review period.  In addition, the draft S520 Reference Guide is also available separately during the same time period for informal peer review and comment. To access the draft Standard and Reference Guide and Comment Forms, visit http://iicrc.org/standards/iicrc-s520/.  All comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org no later than August 19, 2013.

For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org. To purchase a copy of the IICRC standards, please visit www.iicrc.org/store or call the IICRC headquarters at (360) 693-5675.


About the IICRC

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 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 www.iicrc.org

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