IICRC Revises Standard For Crime Scene Cleanup
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is revising the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup, according to a press release. Applications to serve on the consensus body are being accepted until Aug. 31.
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
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