Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation (2008)
IICRC announces the withdrawal of the ANSI/IICRC S520: 2008 Standard and Reference Guide as an ANSI Standard. The S520 Standard and Reference Guide will continue to be available electronically as an IICRC Standard. The withdrawal of the S520 as an ANSI Standard is not related in any way to the technical accuracy of the Standard. The S520: 2008 Standard is nearing the five year mark for the ANSI revision cycle, and the new Consensus Body is currently working to revise and create an updated and streamlined Standard. The revised version of S520 Reference Guide will not be part of the Standard for purposes of ANSI approval. This revised version of the S520 Standard and the accompanying Reference Guide are expected to be published towards the end of 2013.
BSR-IICRC S520-2008 is a procedural standard and reference guide for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents. IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience, and attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing “real-life” mold remediation challenges. The S520 is written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry, and is the result of collaboration among microbiologists and other scientists, public health professionals, industrial hygienists, remediation contractors, restoration service companies, cleaning and restoration training schools, trade associations that service the professional restoration industry, allied trade-persons, and others with related professional and practical experience.
The S520 Consensus Body Chair is Jim Pearson and Vice Chair is Scott Armour.
Current Status: A new S520 Consensus Body has been formed, and this group is working towards revising the 2008 Standard. If you are interested in participating as a non-voting Chapter Committee member in this standards development, contact Standards Director, Mili Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards. All new Standards under development are designated as BSR-IICRC till such time that they receive final approval from ANSI and can be published.