LAS VEGAS — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently released its Spring 2017 Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection, according to a press release.

The new issue, available online, offers peer-reviewed technical articles for industry professionals.

Within the journal, readers will find article topics ranging from soiling issues and management, chemical safety hazards in dry chemical fire extinguishers, and the new trauma and crime scene cleanup standard.

Peer-reviewed technical articles in the spring 2017 Journal include:

  • The Mental Health Aspects of Flooring, by Chris Netherton
The author explores the psychological effects of sudden catastrophic events, such as flooding, on individuals and communities, and outlines strategies restoration contractors should consider to reduce stressers.
  • Carpet Soiling and Soil Management Systems, by the ANSI/IICRC S100-2015 Consensus Body
This excerpt from the ANSI/IICRC S100-2015 looks at the mechanisms of soiling and strategies of soil management.
  • ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers: Chemical Safety Hazards and Acceptable Cleanup Practices, by Patrick J. Moffett
The author examines the composition of residues and cleanup strategies for environments in which ABC fire extinguishers have been used.
  • Introducing the New ANSI/IICRC S540-2017 Standard for Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup, by Kent Berg

The chairman of the new ANSI/IICRC S540 standard describes the process and highlights of the standard.

To read the full spring 2017 issue of IICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection, click HERE.