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IICRC Announces S540

The IICRC announces the publication of ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup (1st edition, 2017).  

The new ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and defines the criteria and methodology used by the technician for the inspection and cleaning of blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination.

The S540 Standard describes the procedures to be followed (after all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies) and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item or location.

Procedures for the following components of trauma and crime scene cleanup are included in the new S540 Standard:

  • Principles of trauma and crime scene cleanup
  • Safety and health
  • Biocide and antimicrobial technology
  • Administrative procedures, documentation and risk management
  • Inspection and preliminary determination
  • Equipment and tools
  • Limitations, complexities, complications and conflicts
  • Structural remediation
  • Vehicle and machinery construction
  • Contents remediation
  • Containment and disposal of waste or sharps
  • Confirmation of cleanliness


“This Standard has been a labor of love for all of us who have wanted this niche industry to reach the level of professionalism enjoyed by other markets who have had standards established by the IICRC,” said Kent Bert, S540 Standard Committee Chairman. “We have worked tirelessly to ensure the information conveyed is concise, easy to understand and most importantly, truly represents a consensus across our industry. I am honored to say that our team worked seamlessly and harmoniously throughout the entire process and represented some of the brightest minds, not only in Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup, but the restoration industry as a whole. Every company doing this type of remediation, or thinking about entering the field should consider obtaining a copy of the S540 Standard as a comprehensive resource for their company and their crews.”

According to IICRC Standards Chairman Howard Wolf, "This standard is a true collaboration of the best minds and talent in the fields of cleaning, restoration and infection control. We are proud to add this standard to our family of restoration and remediation standards."

To purchase a copy of the new ANSI/IICRC S540: 2017 and other standards, visit http://webstore.iicrc.org. IICRC Standards are also available via the IICRC Standards Subscription website at http://publications.iicrc.org.




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