Learn safe work practices for cleaning and restoration from IICRC’s Field Guide

Posted by Janet B. Stroud — January 24, 2023 — The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently announced publication of the brand-new Safety and Health Field Guide for Professional Cleaners (First Edition, 2022), which explains safe work practices.

IICRC - 2022 Safety and Health Field Guide for Professional Cleaners First EditionThe Field Guide supplements the existing ANSI/IICRC Cleaning Standards and Certification Courses containing valuable information that cleaning professionals should employ:

  • Safety and health hazard identification procedures
  • Safe work practices
  • Control methods

Lee Senter, Field Guide Committee chair, explained:

This new Field Guide walks the reader through the processes of identifying and controlling hazards. It discusses the mandatory plans required of a company by OSHA.

This Field Guide defines safe work practices and outlines the criteria of required safety plans that shall be used by cleaning companies and their personnel. The Guide identifies specific ideas on hazard identification and controls that should be used in establishing work plans and procedures.

Ryan Tasovac, Field Guide Committee Vice-Chair, commented:

This Field Guide is sorely needed in our industry. The Field Guide for the Health and Safety of Professional Cleaners allows for all cleaning organizations, big and small, to ensure that the health and safety needs of their workforce are met.

To purchase a copy of the Safety and Health Field Guide for Professional Cleaners (First Edition, 2022), visit IICRC.

IICRC is a global Standards Developing Organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as a credentialing body that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. The IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industries it serves with nearly 49,000 Certified Technicians and 6,500 Certified Firms in 22 countries.