*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 20th February 2020 Issue no. 906

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IICRC seeks volunteers for new Infection Control Standard

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is seeking volunteers for the development of a new industry Standard on Infection Control - BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning & Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are being accepted through 29th February, 2020.

"In the wake of the current coronavirus outbreak, IICRC announces this important Standard impacting the health of our nation," says IICRC Standards chairman, Brandon Burton. "We're excited to build out our Standards offerings and invite those with a thirst for knowledge and expertise in these niche areas to join us."

The majority of infection and influenza is caused by direct contact with infected individuals or contact with contaminated surfaces. Cleaning that removes and kills bacteria, and inactivates viruses, is a significant means of control to mitigate these vectors of transmission.

IICRC Standards vice chair Lee Senter adds: "In light of current world health events and the heightened awareness of humanities war on pathogenic microorganisms, this new Standard will recognise best practices and provide direction to those who want to clean for health."

The BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning & Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to clean, sanitise and evaluate the cleaning of the built environment where verifiable, hygienic cleaning is required.

“This Standard will also establish methods and processes to document, evaluate, clean and sanitise/disinfect and sterilise facilities that require a higher level of cleaning.

The IICRC is seeking volunteers who clean indoor environments affected by germs and pathogens such as healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities and schools; and consumers who require the services described by this Standard.

Graham Dick from Infection Control Training Group is chair of this new Standard Consensus Body, and Mark Drozdov from the IICRC Board of Directors, is vice chair.

Applications to join of the S410 Consensus Body can be found at:

www.iicrc.org

The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organisation (SDO) that credentials 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.

www.iicrc.org

13th February 2020




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