* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 28th September 2023 Issue no. 1082

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Final call for registration for IICRC 2018 Technical Conference

With its 2018 Technical Conference around the corner, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is reminding potential attendees to register if they want to secure a place. The conference will take place from September 27th through 28th at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and focus on the niche field of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Attendees can earn up to 10 CEC credits (up to three on Thursday and up to seven on Friday).

The 2018 conference will feature numerous speakers, including:

David Hodge, on: 'Past, Present & Future of the S540' - David, (pictured) has more than 20 years' experience in the cleaning & restoration industry, and was a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced for over nine years. During his session, he will highlight the key motivators behind the creation of the S540 standard, the standard's benefits, how it will be used in the future and more.

Richard Driscoll, on: 'Planning for Success in the TCSC Industry' - Richard is an IICRC Certified Master Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner and an approved instructor in the areas of Water Restoration Technician and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. He authored and instructs the Restoration Sciences Academy's MR-110 and MR-210 Microbial Remediation classes. Richard also teaches the MR-211 trauma scene clean-up class, which is recognised in the ANSI/IICRC S540.

Meg Brunner, on: 'How Heroes Heal, Handling Post Critical Incident Stress' - Meg served as a Military Police Officer in the US Air Force for nine years and currently works for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. During her panel discussion, Meg will share details of her training in dealing with critical incidences and coping strategies for the aftermath of these events.

Randy Pierce, on: 'Coping with the Aftermath: Preparing Technicians for Success in TCSC' - Randy is an IICRC Certified Master Textile Cleaner, Master Water Restorer, Master Fire Restorer and owner and operator of a successful textile cleaning and restoration company for 25 years. Randy will review the psychological effects of traumatic incidences, how workers can protect themselves from the scenes they witness and more.

Thomas Licker, on: 'Health & Safety of TCSC' - ABRA Board President and Certified Bio-Recovery Master,?Thomas has over 20 years of professional experience that includes managing the investigation and remediation of industrial, commercial and residential properties. At the conference, he will highlight risks and health hazards, steps for protecting workers and available health & safety protection equipment.

For the full conference agenda or to register, visit:


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