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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened public review for the following Standard: Revised draft IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. 

Download the draft Standard and submit your comments online from Jan. 20, 2023 – March 6, 2023 here: 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.