Class and Category or Water IICRC S-500
Here at Ecotreck we are always trying to stay up to date with ongoing training, best practices and cleaning procedures. Our country is in a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (covid 19) epidemic.
Ecotreck is happy to announce that we have completed the 2020 CIRI (Cleaning Industry Research Institute) Science Symposium Featuring discussions on:
Risk Assessment, Pandemics and Covid 19, How any why we test, Coronavirus (covid 19) High-performance cleaning, challenges associated with Effective disinfection, preparing for the next pandemic and effective Training strategies of frontline workers. We are here to help in this time of uncertainty with cleaning and education to the best of our ability.
Link to short symposium briefing
. Note that restoration contractors were the main participants in the symposium.
The presentation speakers for this symposium were as follows:
Crisis Communications and Risk Assessment
Patricia Olinger, JM, RBP
Executive Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA
What You Need to Know Pandemics and COVID-19
Eugene Cole, Dr.PH.
Director of Research, LRC Indoor Testing & Research
How and Why We Test
Richard Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Director, Indoor Air Quality Research Program, University of Tulsa
Jordan Peccia, Ph.D.
Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Environmental Engineering, Yale University
High-Performance Cleaning - What It is and Why It is So Important
John Richter, MSME
Clinical Faculty Member, Engineering Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Meeting the Challenges Associated With Effective Disinfection
Greg Whiteley, Ph.D.
Chairman, Whiteley Corporation. Adjunct Fellow, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University
Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Gavin Macgregor-Skinner BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS
Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®
About Covid 19
There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
. Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to 9 days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
Resources related to COVID-19
- Coronavirus.gov is a portal for public information provided by the U.S. government related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- he Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website provides the most current public health and safety information on COVID-19. The site contains consumer and medical information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, cases and what to do if you are sick, along with frequently asked questions.
- The USA.gov Coronavirus website provides information about what the U.S. government is doing in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Also available en español.