Reviewing a standard

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened a second limited 30-day public review for the revised draft IICRC S540 Standard for Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. Download the substantive changes made to the draft Standard since the first public review (January to March 2023), and submit comments online from Aug. 25 - Sept. 24, 2023, here:

As part of the ANSI 30-day public review period all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than September 24, 2023. 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. This Standard assumes that all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.