Brad Kovar – President and CEO of Safeguard Envirogroup
Brad Kovar is a published author, researcher, technical consultant, and high-demand speaker on indoor environmental issues. He is the founder, President, and CEO of Safeguard EnviroGroup a leading indoor environmental consulting firm with corporate headquarters in Southern California and IAQprepcourse.com that provides fire and smoke damage training worldwide. Mr. Kovar holds board-awarded accredited designations and frequently consults with municipal, state, and federal agencies, and insurance carriers on major loss claims and is a court-certified expert providing testimony and pre-trial forensic case development in the fields of microbial contamination and smoke damage.
Mr. Kovar’s currently is a member of the consensus body for the IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation, S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, and is Chairman of the S760 Standard for Professional Wildfire Smoke Investigations and Restoration of Impacts to Structures, Systems, and Contents. He is also Chairman for IICRC Continuing Education Committee.
Brad Kovar has authored technical case studies and authoritative guidelines which have been peer-reviewed and published in international scientific journals. His work has been cited worldwide in government documents and university research. His peer-reviewed published guidelines are used in training manuals in advanced fire and smoke damage certification courses from the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations and certification bodies.
Mr. Kovar is an approved training provider in the field of fire and smoke damage for the IAQA and ACAC. He was a primary author of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Technical Guide to Wildfire Impact Investigations for the OEHS Professional and was the developer of the industry’s only accredited certification in the field of Fire and Smoke Damage; the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council-certified Fire and Smoke Damage Consultant (CFSC). Currently, Mr. Kovar is a contract consultant to the US EPA on wildfire smoke damage training in EPA Region 9.
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