New ANSI/IICRC Standard Published

The new ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup is now available in digital and print formats at the IICRC webstore. The ANSI/IICRC S540 defines the criteria and methodology used by technicians for inspecting and investigating blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination and for establishing work plans and procedures.

The Standard also describes the procedures to be followed after all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item or location. 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

IICRC Heads to St. Louis

The IICRC will be attending the Contractors Connection Conference & Expo June 6 - 8, in St. Louis. Visit IICRC booth #423 for your Continuing Education Credits (CECs) or to learn more about the IICRC.

IICRC Seeking Volunteers

The IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards and Reference Guides:

  • *New* BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.

IICRC is currently initiating the development of the BSR-IICRC S550. 

The S550 will be a procedural standard for performing water damage restoration in commercial, industrial institutional and complex residential structures, systems and furniture, fixtures and equipment. The proposed standard includes: building and material science; drying complex materials and systems; safety and health; project coordination, documentation, logistics and risk management; inspections, preliminary determinations and pre-restoration evaluations; limitations, complexities, complications, and conflicts; specialized experts; restoration procedures; HVAC; evaluation and furniture, fixtures and equipment; historical buildings; government; and healthcare facilities.

  • ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.

The ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 includes inspection of textile floor covering including carpet and rugs, and establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for professionally inspecting textile floor coverings. The Standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating: carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures; and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. This enables professional inspectors to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings. S800 is not written to teach detailed inspection procedures; numerous manuals, videotapes, workshops and seminars are available to teach comprehensive textile floor covering inspection procedures. This standard was created for use primarily by professional inspectors, and secondarily for carpet manufacturers, product suppliers, building contractors, architects, specifiers, designers, distributors, flooring retailers, end-users, facility managers, institutions and others involved in the textile flooring inspection industry.

S800 Consensus Body Chair is Mark Violand, and Vice Chair is Lew Migliore.

Those interested in participating on the consensus bodies should fill out the application forms found at and email them to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at