ICS Magazine

IICRC S520 Receives ANSI Approval

September 4, 2008

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On August 7, 2008, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) notified the IICRC Standards Committee of the approval of the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. The S520 is the second ANSI-approved IICRC standard, along with the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, which was published in April 2006

  “This accomplishment represents another milestone in cementing the credibility and expertise of the IICRC and its registrants,” said IICRC President Ruth Travis. “It’s taken a lot of hard work by very dedicated professionals to get this completed.

    The S520 has been under revision for more than four and one-half years. It will be printed in the coming weeks and will be available for industry distribution and use by mid September.

  The IICRC Standards Committee is also working on final scheduling for a series of workshops across North America to provide information about the newly revised standard. The first workshop will be held just prior to the Connections Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in September.

  Earlier in this year, the S520 Consensus Body approved the document and sent it to the IICRC Board of Directors for approval. The Board approved the S520 during an April, 2008 meeting and sent it back to the Standards Committee to complete final editing and to forward it to ANSI for approval.   “The IICRC Standards Committee wants to especially thank the S520 Consensus Body for its diligence and patience during a very difficult revision process,” said IICRC Standards Committee Chair Barry Costa.  “Thanks and congratulations also go out to Jim Pearson, Chair, Cliff Grost, Vice Chair and Larry Cooper, IICRC Standards Consultant.”