Crime scenes can vary greatly but often create high risk environments for the professionals who work crime scenes. Suicides, homicides, murder and accidental death are the type of scenes where bloodborne pathogens are frequently present. First responders, investigators, evidence collectors and those in charge can all be at risk.
At Bio Management Northwest, our technicians work closely with the police, sheriffs, fire departments and investigators with crime scene clean up services. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on the location we’re available usually within one to three hours. We are on call and have technicians ready for any situation. We are referred to a crime scene most often by a detective, police officer, coroner or medical examiner.
Crime scenes are high risk sites for contamination from bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood or certain body fluids that cause disease in humans. The most common bloodborne pathogens are hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. Methods of exposure to bloodborne pathogens include ingestion, inhalation, absorption, injection, and direct mucous membrane contact.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 24 people has hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV. These pathogens can survive inside or outside of a deceased person for several days. Limiting exposure to bloodborne pathogens at crime scenes only makes sense.
Bio Management Northwest is often referred to crime scenes by police officers, detectives, coroners and medical examiners. In addition to trauma scene cleanup we provide a variety of police cleanup services including:
- Cleaning of police cruisers after events where blood and bodily fluids are present.
- Cleaning of police transport vehicles
- Cleaning of jail cells and holding cells
Regardless of the type of crime scene a trauma scene cleanup company needs to provide cleaning services. Bio Management Northwest has trained technicians to handle all biohazard situations and limit the exposure and risk by law enforcement professions.
Call us at (800) 408-2226 to get started.