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The police, fire department and crime-scene investigators who arrive at a crime scene perform crucial tasks in the aftermath of a death. But they don’t, as a general rule, clean up. The cleaning is ultimately left up to the family or loved ones. In the past, these types of cleanups would be washed up by a simple garden hose and towel, mopped up with household chemicals, or at the very best cleaned by the mortician.

In 1970, under President Nixon, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) was passed. Under this legislation, employers were to be held responsible for worker safety and their exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Although OSHA had regulation for employees contact and exposure, there was no agency to protect the home/business owners from improper cleaning procedures and illegal dumping of biohazardous medical waste. Throughout the years, OSHA and ADEQ have raised the standards for the Crime Scene Cleaning Arkansas (CSC) Industry and filtered out unqualified construction, restoration, and carpet cleaning companies. As more and more of these companies stopped offering CSC because of the extensive training and compliance required by State and Federal agencies, a niche industry was born.

The CSC Industry is becoming a vital ally to police depts., fire depts., constables, property management companies, body shops, funeral homes and various state agencies, such as victims witness and homicide survivors. After a tragic incident, it is helpful to have someone unattached from the family clean the scene as it can create painful memories. Customers will have peace of mind that the scene is properly disinfected and free of any infectious diseases. CSC companies keep businesses OSHA compliant by preventing exposure of bloodborne pathogens to untrained employees.

Each state has their own rules and regulations for CSC companies. A CSC company must possess a contractor’s license from the State Registrar of Contractors. The contractor’s license is required because biohazardous waste cannot be removed from many common household building materials. For example, drywall, carpet, permanent fixtures, and other porous materials must be removed if contaminated. Secondly, a Biohazardous Medical Waste Transportation License from ADEQ or the use of a licensed waste transporter is required. Without this license, biohazardous waste cannot be properly disposed at certified facilities. CSC companies are also required to be OSHA compliant. This includes bloodborne pathogen (BBP) training, respiratory fit testing, and training, written BBP exposure control plan, and providing a method to remove and properly store biohazardous waste. Lastly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires companies to use EPA approved chemicals for the removal and decontamination of biohazardous waste.

The largest issue within the CSC industry is illegal dumping. Within the ramifications for transport, there is an underlying grey area. A company is required to possess a Biohazardous Medical Waste Transportation License or have a licensed waste transporter pick up the waste. Since most CSC jobs happen after the hour’s transportation companies are open, CSC companies who use a transporter and get a call after hours are faced with a decision. A) Pass the job onto a properly licensed company, or B) Illegally transport and dump waste. If biohazardous waste is illegally transported, it is usually illegally dumped. Proper disposal facilities will not accept waste from anyone other than a licensed transporter. Through the research of OSHA, ADEQ and EPA, we know the dangers of illegal dumping. Hepatitis can remain dormant for up to a year and is reactivated with just a drop of water. If biohazardous waste containing hepatitis is illegally dumped and made its way to a water supply, we could see a mass outbreak in our city.

Bio-Solutions Emergency Cleaning Services was created to be a guiding light in a dark industry. Not only do they possess all the required licenses, meet or exceed OSHA, ADEQ and EPA requirements, but Bio Solutions also extensively trains employees in grief counseling and trauma intervention.

Crime Scene Clean Up Involving Violent Death

Crime scene cleaning is an excellent source of supplemental income for those working in the emergency services field. EMT's, Police, and firefighters are generally already knowledgeable about how to act at the scene of bio-hazardous incident or blood spill. Due to the danger presented by trauma scenes, biological hazards, sharps and blood spills should only be cleaned by trained professionals. One prick from an infected needle can mean a lifetime of coping with a crippling disease. Emergency services professionals will have an upper hand on anyone else applying to a crime scene cleaning job due to their preexisting knowledge of blood borne pathogen safety. In addition to knowing how to work safely in a hazardous environment, many Emergency Services Professionals have already seen the type of gruesome homicides, suicides, and trauma scenes that are commonplace to a trained technician. Being psychologically prepared to see, and actually clean up a violent crime scene, is essential to becoming a crime scene cleaner. It's not a trait that everyone has, thus giving Police, Firefighters and EMTs another upper hand on other potential hires. Furthermore, many companies offer patrol car, ambulance, and jail cell cleaning, something police and EMTs will already be familiar with. But with the busy schedule of an EMS worker, how is it possible to retain employment with a crime scene cleanup company? Due to the unpredictable nature of this business, the amount of staff needed varies from day to day. A large cleanup job could easily necessitate up to four technicians in order to complete the job in a timely fashion. A small job, such as a medical waste pickup, may only require one or two technicians. Because of the irregularity inherent to the bio-hazardous decontamination and cleaning business, many companies will have a core group of technicians, with several others on an on-call basis. Emergency Services Workers will almost always receive employment over a civilian when applying to work for a crime scene cleaning company.

What To Look For In Arkansas Crime scene cleanup

Having the necessary and required training as well as the correct equipment is essential if you plan on correctly cleaning up blood. You want to make sure that no harm is done to the cleaners, those who reside or work in the establishment, or the environment. There are several companies who indicate that they are the best company to contact for blood clean up; however, surprisingly, most of these companies are businesses that specialize in training their hazmat teams to understand how to use their equipment on cleanup blood. Industry leading experts can be found sporadically across the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. There are a few nationwide companies that can help you in terms of crime scene cleanup tasks. Performing the duties of crime scene cleaners is not something for the meek. This is a tough job and it comes with severe danger. The cleaners have to deal with blood, decomposed bodies, feces, urine, and dead bodies. These gruesome sights are hard for many people to even begin to imagine; however, for many these sights are reality. The people dealing with these sights and these issues are in need of help. When people call crime scene cleaners for their blood cleanup needs, that is what they expect and that is what they get. To start, the phones are answered by kind people who are compassionate and understanding of the situation. Next, within minutes of the call being taken, hazmat teams are dispatched out to help those in need. These team members perform a full evaluation of what needs to be done to the property to assure that it is completely clean. Finally, and as soon as possible, the hazmat cleaners begin the cleanup of blood, feces, and any decomposition left on the property. When they have completed their work, they leave the home in a safe and sanitary condition. The history on crime scene clean up is limited. Typically and historically, family member and friends or landlords handled blood or death cleanup on their own. In many instances, church members and community organizations would get volunteers to help families dealing with a tragedy. In current times, because of the cultural climate and because of the safety issues involved, this type of community participation is almost impossible to find. Some family members and landlords were shocked when someone who volunteered to help them got hurt and then sued them. More importantly, however, for safety sake of all involved, it is never recommended. In recent years, many laws and government regulations have been put in place. These regulations require training in regards to the bio hazard cleanup of blood. Because of the understanding of blood borne pathogens, blood related diseases, and other viruses and conditions, it is now understood that blood clean up in a field that should only be handled by professional cleaners. Crime scene cleaning is an excellent source of supplemental income for those working in the emergency services field. EMT's, Police, and firefighters are generally already knowledgeable about how to act at the scene of bio-hazardous incident or blood spill. Due to the danger presented by trauma scenes, biological hazards, sharps and blood spills should only be cleaned by trained professionals. One prick from an infected needle can mean a lifetime of coping with a crippling disease. Emergency services professionals will have an upper hand on anyone else applying to a crime scene cleaning job due to their preexisting knowledge of blood borne pathogen safety. In addition to knowing how to work safely in a hazardous environment, many Emergency Services Professionals have already seen the type of gruesome homicides, suicides, and trauma scenes that are commonplace to a trained technician. Being psychologically prepared to see, and actually clean up a violent crime scene, is essential to becoming a crime scene cleaner. It's not a trait that everyone has, thus giving Police, Firefighters and EMTs another upper hand on other potential hires. Furthermore, many companies offer patrol car, ambulance, and jail cell cleaning, something police and EMTs will already be familiar with. But with the busy schedule of an EMS worker, how is it possible to retain employment with a crime scene cleanup company? Due to the unpredictable nature of this business, the amount of staff needed varies from day to day. A large cleanup job could easily necessitate up to four technicians in order to complete the job in a timely fashion. A small job, such as a medical waste pickup, may only require one or two technicians. Because of the irregularity inherent to the bio-hazardous decontamination and cleaning business, many companies will have a core group of technicians, with several others on an on-call basis. Emergency Services Workers will almost always receive employment over a civilian when applying to work for a crime scene cleaning company.

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