Home and business owners alike face a myriad of different standards and regulations. This includes situations in which there has been some sort of disruption at the premises that requires action, including biohazard remediation, mold elimination, crime scene cleanup, and water cleanup. These standards and regulations run the gambit from health and safety to biohazard and other waste disposals. Because of the breadth and specifics of such standards and regulations, professional intervention is a wise course to ensure regulatory compliance. Call our veteran-led biohazard cleaning service company.

Inmate Workers and the Legalities of Directing or Assigning an Offender to Cleanup Biohazards

Prisons on federal and state levels, as well as city and county jails, maintain what is typically are called “inmate worker programs.” The Federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, describes its inmate worker program in a concise paragraph: Sentenced inmates are required to work if they are medically able. Institution work assignments include employment in…

Trapping Laws and Regulations in the State of California

The state of California has enacted specific statutes governing the trapping of wild animals. These laws serve a number of purposes, including the humane treatment of animals and as a means of protecting the ecosystem in the state more generally. If you will be involved in the trapping of animals in California for one reason…

OSHA Regulations: Overview of Workplace Injuries Involving Blood and Bodily Fluids

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor and was established in 1971 by President Richard Nixon. The primary purpose of OSHA is to create and enforce certain safety regulations in specific workplaces in the United States. These regulations include how job site injuries that result in the…

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How to Identify Raccoon Droppings

Raccoons historically lived in forests and other wooded areas. As human developments have encroached into their natural habitats, raccoons have been highly adept at adapting. In other words, raccoons have shown little difficulty in successfully living in the heart of suburban and even urban communities. Indeed, in many cities, raccoons have become commonplace. In addition…

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Raccoons: The Midnight Food Bandits That Leave Behind Dangerous Droppings

Raccoons are mammals that grow to a length of about two feet when mature. Raccoons are indigenous to forests but are highly intelligent and adaptable animals. As a result, they have taken to living in urban areas as metropolitan communities expand. Raccoons are nocturnal animals and generally avoid contact with humans. With that noted, as…

Where Does Biohazardous Waste Go?

The primary means of disposing of biohazardous material has been incineration. Prior to 1997, 90 percent of all biohazardous waste was incinerated. It was in that year that the Environmental Protection Agency issued the Hospital Medical Waste Incinerator standards. These standards started a shift away from the incineration of biohazardous waste to other methodologies, principally…

OSHA And California Emergency Response Plan Regulations For Biohazard Cleaning On A Construction Site

The Occupational Health and Safety Association or OSHA is a federal agency in charge of determining worker safety regulations and guidelines. Part of the guidelines that OSHA have put in place is for construction site cleanup procedures by companies after an accidental death has occurred due to hazardous waste accidents or unforeseen circumstances on the…

What Are Osha Requirements for Cleaning up Biohazardous Waste?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has established a set of requirements and standards associated with cleaning up biohazardous waste. These requirements are developed from laws passed by Congress, together with regulations adopted by OSHA itself. At the heart of the requirements for cleaning up biohazardous waste is the OSHA Blood Pathogens Standard. Based on this…