IICRC Seeks Comments on Crime Scene Cleanup

Contributed by BSM Staff

LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened public review for the revised draft IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup.

Download the draft Standard and submit comments online through March 6, 2023 at https://iicrc.org/s540/.

As part of the ANSI 45-day public review period, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than the deadline indicated above.

The S540 Standard defines criteria and methodology used by the technician for inspecting and investigating blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination and for establishing work plans and procedures.

The Standard describes the procedures to be followed by professionals and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item, or location.

The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry.

For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by the IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org. To purchase a copy of IICRC standards, visit http://webstore.iicrc.org.