ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup - Print Version

ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup


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The 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  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.

 Trauma and crime scene cleanup consist of the following components for which procedures are described in this 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