ANSI/IICRC S540 Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

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

ANSI/IICRC 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 and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item, or location. This standard assumes that all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

Trauma and crime scene cleanup consists of the following components for which procedures are described in the ANSI/IICRC 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

The S540 Consensus Body Chair is Kent Berg and Vice Chair is David Oakes

To purchase a copy of the new ANSI/IICRC S540: 2017 and other standards, visit the IICRC Webstore.  IICRC Standards are also available via the IICRC Standards Subscription Site.

Note: BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards. All new Standards under development are designated as BSR-IICRC till such time that they receive final approval from ANSI and can be published.

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