Crime Scene Cleaners: What Certifications Do They Have?
In the United States, there is no federal certification for crime scene cleanup. However, there are several state-specific certifications that you can get to help ensure your company is in compliance with local regulations. The OSHA bloodborne pathogens training course is required by law and will teach you how to protect yourself from getting infected when cleaning up a crime scene. We have compiled this list of certifications so you know what standards are expected of crime scene cleaners in different states across America.
Some of the certifications offered in other States are:
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
- Crime Scene Cleanup and Disposal Training Course (Florida)
California's certification is the most stringent: you must be EPA Certified in Hazmat Operations to qualify.
Some States also require safety inspection processes and others have requirements on the biohazard transportation. The States that may requiring hazardous waste transportation licensing are Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii and Nevada.
Do you think you might be a qualified to become a crime scene cleaner?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set up requirements for crime scene clean-up:
"Crime Scene Cleaners are responsible for all environmental protection standards that apply to the specific site. The following guidelines should be followed by Crime Scene Cleaners when cleaning a death or injury site."