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CRI udpates the SOA Service Provider Guidelines to Include ICRA

CRI updates the SOA Service Provider Guidelines to Include ICRA Membership

Sacramento, CA – The Carpet and Rug Institute recently updated its guidelines for Seal of Approval Service Providers. In addition to its recommendation that firms seeking service provider status be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) the CRI now suggests membership in the non-profit support and certification group, the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA). The CRI Seal of Approval Service Provider agreement now reads:

The SOA Service Provider Plus Program strongly recommends that participants (companies) become IICRC certified firms and/or become a member of ICRA (International Cleaning and Restoration Association).

According to CRI, the ICRA offers enhanced, hands-on certification through their Performance Assessment program for carpet cleaning that compliments the existing IICRC training program.

Read more: CRI udpates the SOA Service Provider Guidelines to Include ICRA

IICRC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

IICRC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, Wash. Oct. 21, 2014 - The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the election of five new members to comprise the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Elections were held during the IICRC's October shareholder meeting in Vancouver, Wash.

Tony Wheelwright was re-elected Chairman of the IICRC Board of Directors. In this capacity, Wheelwright will also serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee which includes: Pete Duncanson, first vice president; Joe Hughes, second vice president; Jenny Boymal, international vice president; Norm Maia, treasurer; Kevin Pearson, secretary; and Darrell Paulson, immediate past Chairman. Patrick Winters will continue to serve as the IICRC President.

Read more: IICRC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Clean Care Seminars Discounted On-Line Courses

Clean Care Seminars

Discounted On-Line Courses


ICRA / SCRT Members 

IICRC-Approved On-Line Courses for Continuing Education Credits

Distance Learning began when Postmen delivered learning material for 'Correspondence Courses' during the 18th century, mainly for the children of British Missionaries living away from England. TV-based educational programs were introduced during the middle of the Twentieth Century. Computer-Based Training (CBT), Video & Audio courses also gained popularity as these technologies became popular & economical. Organizations, corporate houses & schools started using Local Area Networks (LANs) to distribute instruction, & this gradually lead to Wide Area Networks (WAN) - internet or World Wide Web (WWW) is such a network. 

Read more: Clean Care Seminars Discounted On-Line Courses

Woolsafe Offers Discount to ICRA (SCRT) Members

How Can ICRA (SCRT) Members Become Affiliated With the International "WoolSafe" Organization?

The WoolSafe® program is actually threefold  . . . and includes chemical testing, technician training and company verification.  Originally established in 1991 by the International Wool Secretariat (the Wool Bureau in North America ) - the WoolSafe® Organization launched an approval program for professional carpet cleaning products and technicians in October of 1998.  There are now more than 160 cleaning products that have been tested and approved for use on wool and other fine fabrics.  Many of them are manufactured by suppliers you already use. 

Read more: Woolsafe Offers Discount to ICRA (SCRT) Members

OSHA Requirement for Hazard Communication Standard Training by 12/1/13

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace.

Read more: OSHA Requirement for Hazard Communication Standard Training by 12/1/13

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  7. ICRA Respone to Hurricane Sandy
  8. Experience Events Press Release
  9. IICRC Continues to Seek Volunteers for S210 and S300 Standards Updates
  10. What is ICRA
  11. Ohio Spring Event - May 23, 2012
  12. Georgia Chapter Spring Event 2012
  13. International Cleaning and Restoration Association Press Release
  14. SCRT Announces Administrative Change
  15. IICRC Launches New Brand
  16. Gulf Coast Chapter Start-up Approved
  17. SCRT Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Held
  18. SCRT Now on Facebook!
  19. Pennsylvania Chapter Added to SCRT
  20. IICRC Seeks Volunteers for Trauma Standard Committee
  21. North Carolina Chapter Added to SCRT
  22. GA Chapter Hosts 52 for Restoration Symposium
  23. SCRT Board Approves New Benefits at November Meeting
  24. SCRT President, Gary Glenn, Responds to IICRC Announcement
  25. IICRC Announces Intent to Form International Trade Association
  26. IICRC Elects Executive Committee for 2010-2011
  27. NE Ohio Chapter to Offer Worry Free Upholstery Class
  28. Check Out Three New Technical Bulletins on the SCRT Site!
  29. A reminder from Jeff Bishop, SCRT Techncial Advisor "Follow OSHA Regulations"
  30. Area Rug Industry Under Price Pressures
  31. IICRC Advocates on Behalf of the Industry with State Legislatures
  32. SCRT Increases Scholarship Value for Members
  33. New Article about Avoiding Frivolous Lawsuits Available to SCRT Members
  34. June 2010 Technical Bulletins Available
  35. FEMA and NOAA Renew Partnership to Encourage Flood Safety
  36. New Technical Bulletins on Website
  37. Annual Membership Meeting and Reception to Be Held in Clearwater Beach, FL
  38. IRS Tax Tip 2010-43
  39. Carpet and Rug institute Expands Seal of Approval Program - New Pet Odor and Stain Category
  40. SCRT Monitor Now in Full Color



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