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Evaluating Biohazard Service Providers

We understand it can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with a traumatic situation, but we are here to offer our support, expertise, and resource. Below is a comprehensive checklist for you to use in your search for a dependable, professional cleanup company. A qualified provider should have the appropriate licenses and certificates readily available upon request.

Our goal is to educate and empower you to make the best decision for you, your family, or your business.

The 28-Point Checklist

Required By Law

*A qualified vendor should be able to produce these documents on-site if requested.

OSHA – Employee Safety

  1. *Bloodborne pathogen training and compliance
  2. *Written exposure control program
  3. *Training and use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. *Hazard assessment and communication training and SDS compliance
  5. Job-specific training: fall protection, hearing safety, back safety, power tool safety, and lock-out/tag-out safety
  6. Respiratory protection training and compliance
  7. Heat illness risk management training, including on-site heat stress level testing
  8. Hepatitis B vaccinations

EPA & State Environmental Agencies – Environmental Safety

  1. *State-specific licensed medical waste generator
  2. EPA RRP Lead Paint certified
  3. Asbestos compliant: (1) does not disturb asbestos-containing material in its process OR (2) is a licensed asbestos abatement contractor
  4. Medical waste transporter license, where applicable
  5. Contract with a licensed medical waste disposal company, where applicable
  6. Ongoing medical waste handling/transporting and process training
  7. Biohazard placarding on vehicles

Industry best practices

 Standard Procedures

  1. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the cleanup and disinfection process
  2. Use of specifically designed chemicals formulated for biohazard remediation
  3. Validated references from customers
  4. Employee training facility
  5. Employee background checks
  6. Pre-employment screening and random drug testing
  7. Clean driving records of its employees
  8. Does not use subcontractors
  9. Fully bonded and insured, including employee theft coverage
  10. Workers compensation insurance
  11. Commercial general liability insurance
  12. Contractor’s environmental liability insurance
  13. Vehicle insurance


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"Exemplary Communication, Care, Attention to detail. This team deployed quickly to a biohazard situation, provided excellent advice and counsel, performed their work with integrity, and were instrumental when helping us with the insurance claim. A+++"

Randy N. - October 11, 2022

"From my initial contact with Jeanine to the final walk through with Jason, Tristan, Marquel and Fritz Aftermath services has been tremendously upfront, kind and compassionate after the death of my sister. During such a difficult time I never would have thought that I would walk away with five new friends. I am forever grateful."

Megan M. - October 10, 2022

"Aftermath Services Manager Christopher and his Assistant Manager Trainee Gabriel took care of my tenants (who was family) apartment swiftly. It was disgusting in there. Will be going back to this company if a situation arises like this in the future. Drive home safe guys and thank you for your hard work."

John I. - October 12, 2022

"I can not thank Cecily and Fernando enough for all the hard work and dedication they exerted to resolve our family crisis. Thank you both very much. You truly care about the families that you serve and it shows. "

Joseph T. - September 19, 2022

"Lacey and her team are amazing. We never experienced anything like this they walked us through process explained everything upfront even cost and went above and beyond. They were professional, compassionate and informative from minute they showed up even on a holiday. Sorry to say this hope I never need their services again but if we did Aftermath will be our 1st call. Thank you so much."

Patti B. - September 12, 2022

"The Pasadena Aftermath team did an outstanding job. Not only are they a remarkable team, they are also exceptional individuals. Over the course of the week that they were here, we got to know and trust them. They handled this unthinkable situation with grace, compassion, and the utmost respect for the victims. Words will never be able to truly capture the appreciation we have for them. When our world felt like it was hit with a tsunami, your team threw us a life preserver and told us that we will be okay again.The world needs more “Kevins”, “Jamies”, and “Hassens”, who will help lift the burden off of strangers who are facing their darkest days."

Ashlyn B. - September 5, 2022

"Sterling and Aurelia did much more than clean the scene. They were patient, kind, and very compassionate. They took good care of the property as if it was there own. Sterling and Aurelia communicated with us every step of the way. Their presence alone did much to contribute to the healing process. On top of all that, they did a fantastic job cleaning the house. To be honest, we hated to see them leave. Our family thank them both to the highest degree!!"

Tim F. - August 22, 2022

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