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Have the IAQA & IICRC Sold Out to the Highest Bidder?
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »
      What would you think of an organization like the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) writing a standard of care based on manufacturers who are also members of its institute instead of the letter of law and science?  Or, an association like the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) utilizing high school students (who just happen to be members) to teach members about processes of inspection, cleaning and restoration?  What about either of these organizations utilizing product salesmen (with no or little more training than a high school diploma) as trainers for inspection, cleaning and restoration?

      What do you expect from such organizations and associations as those listed above?

      What do you expect from their members?

      For the average layperson that last question is geared more towards you.  What do you expect out of someone coming out to your home or office to perform an inspection?  Remediation of a poor environmental condition?  Would you expect them to have some sort of credible, higher learning; something that would empower them to perform the work necessary in your building?

      Well, I can tell you that each of the examples I've given you above has actually happened (and on some level continues to in parts of each's organization).  For example:  How many of you knew of the safety and health professionals who walked out on the development of the first mold remediation standard because the IICRC wanted to cater (and follow advice from) manufacturers of products and equipment over those with a college education in that field (occupational safety and health)?  Or, how many of you know the IAQA holds conferences and Chapter meetings where high school graduates are teaching members on products they manufacture and sell, themselves?
      Is science being applied to the industry, or conflict of interest practiced?

      Are the consumers of the inspection, cleaning and restoration/remediation industries being served,
       or these product and equipment salesmen?

      Based on activities such as these, and the number of businesses that despite the good these organizations have done (not all is bad), is it any wonder that today these industries are still not looked upon with trust by the consumers of their industry?  If these organizations and the industries they serve want the respect that comes with ethical and honest professionalism, they have to earn it by turning a true heart towards the consumers in their industry instead of an eye and hand toward the pocketbook.

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      Have the IAQA & IICRC Sold Out to the Highest Bidder?
      « on: December 05, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »