What Licenses Are Needed To Cleanup Crime Scenes?
In San Diego, a crime scene cleaner or biohazard cleanup company requires a California Department of Health Trauma Scene Practitioner License. Biohazard cleanup companies must also be bloodborne pathogen certified and adhere to OSHA regulations.
Without those licenses, any work performed in this field is done illegally.
Licenses Are In Place To Ensure Safety
Due to the dangerous nature of pathogens associated with materials on a crime scene such as bodily fluids, blood or feces, the licensing is in place to ensure the cleanup and transportation of biohazardous medical waste is done in a safe manner.