Crime scene remediation standard up for review

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification’s (IICRC) new draft BSR-IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Remediation, is open for public review from October 7 to November 21.

The IICRC S540 Standard describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene remediation regardless of surface, item or location. It 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.

Reviewers are asked to download the draft Standard and comment form via Dropbox here. All comments must be submitted using completed comment forms to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at, no later than Nov. 21.

The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization that certifies individuals in more than 20 categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.

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