Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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IICRC phases out OSHA 10-hour General Industry Training HST Equivalent for Master Designations
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is no longer accepting OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training or equivalent for the Health & Safety Technician course for Master Designations.
This change takes effect 1st November, 2020.
"This decision was made as a way to continue to uphold the standards that shape the cleaning and restoration industries," explains David Hodge, chairman of the IICRC Education Committee and first vice president of the IICRC Board.
"OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training provides broad safety information but lacks specific details in numerous areas that are necessary for cleaning, restoration and inspection professionals to know and implement."
Those who have earned their Master Designations with OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training HST equivalent prior to the change, will maintain their designation.
The HST course from the IICRC is designed to put restoration and cleaning professionals ahead of the competition regarding health & safety. The two-day, 14-hour course covers topics such as OSHA standards, inspections, citations and penalties, record keeping, personal protective equipment, hazard communication, hazardous materials, confined spaces and bloodborne pathogens.
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