1) Why call a Cleanup Company?
Crime Scene Cleanup technicians are trained in the removal and disposal of Bio Hazardous waste. According to OSHA and the CDC for cleanup of Blood borne Pathogens and some airborne Pathogens, like Hepatitis A,B,C, and TB (Tuberculosis).
2) We are often asked, "is it mandatory by law when the scene is in a private home, to use a professional Crime Scene Cleanup service"?
It is not mandatory, but it is recommended. When using a professional cleanup service you can feel safe in the knowledge that all of the infectious diseases have been removed and decontaminated, and is no longer a health risk.
3) Can I have an employee of my business clean up a Crime or accident scene?
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 of OSHA, states that no Employee can be placed in a position as to be exposed to Bio-Hazardous waste without first:
1) Receiving blood borne pathogen (BBP) training.
2) Having a written BBP exposure control plan.
3) Having been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE).
4) Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation with a follow up.
5) Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the Bio-Hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site.
Only after these five steps have been met, can an Employee be required by their Employer to enter/clean a Bio-Hazardous waste scene.