HAZMAT Teams and Contaminated Fentanyl Sites

Fentanyl. The word looks innocuous, harmless.  The stark reality is that fentanyl has become the driver of the national opioid epidemic in the United States, including in the state of California. Fatal fentanyl overdoses have become a major cause of death among people who improperly use prescription medications and among those who purchase the drug…

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Fentanyl Decontamination and Personal Protective Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced people across California, throughout the country – indeed, around the world – to personal protective equipment or PPE. When it comes to fentanyl decontamination, personal protective equipment plays a crucial role in keeping people safe. The stark reality is that exposure to a fentanyl contaminated site can present profound health…

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Fire Restoration Technicians and Safety

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation that surrounds being personally affected by a fire. It is for this reason that fire restoration technicians take their jobs seriously, and seek to aid in rehabilitating any structural damage that they can.  To do this, a fire restoration technician must follow strict laws and guidelines and must…

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State, Local, and Institutional Standards for Meth Contamination

If you have a property that is contaminated by meth in some manner, there are a number of preliminary steps that you need to take in advance of diving into the task of remediation itself. Overriding everything associated with meth decontamination is understanding that you really cannot effectively engage in this type of work on…

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The Fentanyl Distribution Network: “Warehouses” – Apartments, Motels, Homes

Illicit fentanyl use has become a major contributing factor to the opioid epidemic in California and across the United States. Thousands of people die each year as the result of opioid overdoses. An increasing percentage of these fatal overdoses involve fentanyl. The expanding use of fentanyl necessitates a better understanding of the distribution network associated…

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