What You Should Know About Biohazard Cleanup Training

Are you thinking of becoming a crime scene technician, but aren’t sure where to get biohazard cleanup training? While not a federally regulated industry, a professional biohazard cleanup company takes best practices from applicable federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that they adhere to the right regulations

Biohazard Cleanup Learning Material

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Although biohazard cleanup is not federally regulated, there are a few safety-related courses you should take to help prepare you for a career in biohazard cleaning.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training

This training course touches on several topics, including:

  • Needlestick prevention
  • Biohazard identification, avoidance, and control
  • Which workers are covered by the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard — the standard does not apply to construction, agriculture, or maritime
  • Modes of bloodborne pathogen transmission
  • Exposure control plans
  • Universal precautions

OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

According to OSHA, “When there is occupational exposure, PPE must be provided at no cost to the employee to prevent blood or other potentially infectious materials from passing through or contacting the employees’ work or street clothes, undergarments, skin, eye, mouth, or other mucous membranes.” Examples of PPE include:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Biohazard suits
  • Respiratory gear
  • Face masks
  • Aprons and shoe coverings

For Crime Trauma, Call Aftermath

Every bioremediation company is different in their cleaning and training methods. Aftermath, an industry leader in biohazard cleaning with almost 20 years of experience, seeks candidates who are compassionate, committed, and safety-focused, and who possess a strong sense of integrity and stamina.

Aftermath rigorously trains employees in a standardized set of best practices, proprietary methods, and safety compliance. We also offer information sessions for public conferences and private safety programs on topics including crime scene cleanup, bloodborne pathogens, and PPE.

"We understand how families can be overwhelmed by the aftereffects of a loss, and our hearts go out to those who are suffering. It is our job to help lift one burden from the minds of those who are grieving: the physical evidence of a tragedy.

The Aftermath Way is more than a cleaning regimen. It is a mindset instilled in all Aftermath employees that our customers deserve the highest quality service while being treated with dignity and respect. We respect their privacy by using discreetly marked vehicles and maintaining confidentiality. We document the work we perform in detailed reports provided to the insurance company. We help set claims when possible, and work directly with the client and their insurance agent."

We are known for our expertise in the national compliance needs of the industry, as we serve 48 states. To learn more about a career in biohazard cleaning with Aftermath, read through our blog post: What Does it Take to Make it in the Biohazard Cleanup Industry?

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Sources:

https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/materials_library.html
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html

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