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IICRC seeks input on new remediation standard

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) seeks volunteers for the creation of the BSR/IICRC S900 Standard for Professional Remediation of Illicit Drugs, Cannabis and Nicotine Residue.

According to the press release, the need for properly trained companies who can perform remediation techniques is increasing as opioid use rises each year.

The standard will encompass necessary processes for employers and workers when remediating materials and contents and will cover the required personal protective equipment, engineering controls, proper work practices and processes necessary for remediation, as well as specific methods based upon the type of contamination (e.g. powder, chemical and combustion residues.)

“The cleanup and restoration of environments contaminated by the production and handling of illicit drugs is a highly specialized process that puts many at risk when it is not performed properly,” said Brandon Burton, IICRC standards chairman in the press release. “These standards will provide consistent guidance based on solid expertise and the consensus of some of our industry’s foremost authorities on proper restoration practices.”

The IICRC seeks volunteers for this standard from companies performing remediation; property owners; property managers; government agencies (e.g. Housing and Urban Development); insurance carriers, agents and adjusters; independent insurance adjusting companies; public property adjusters; third-party administrators; environmental hygiene companies; property management agencies; and real estate companies.

Consensus body members can expect to begin work on the standard – expected to be completed in approximately two years– by Fall 2019.

Complete applications should be emailed to [email protected]

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