CTS Field Supervisor

Basic Qualifications:

 The Field Supervisor will have training in the following:

  1. OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29CFR 1910.1030

  2. OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard 29CFR 1910.134

  3.  OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR 1910.1200

  4. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

  5. Respiratory Protection Program

  6. Hazard Communication Program

  7. Universal precautions procedures

  8. Personal protective equipment

  9. Proper containment, cleaning, storing and disposing of biohazard waste, and related safety methods

  10. Proper deodorization techniques

  11. Company policies and procedures

  12. Basic construction knowledge


The Field Supervisor will successfully obtain the following:

  1. Hepatitis B vaccines with exposure follow-up or proof of same, or a signed declination form.

  2. Vision exam (Field Supervisors will wear corrective lenses, if deemed necessary.)


Prime objectives: Crime and trauma scene decontamination (CTS Decon) services, including cleaning and restoration, for families and businesses that have a need for biohazard contaminates to be removed from a living and/or work environment, or an automobile. The main focus is on homicides, suicides, human decompositions, gross filth scenes, and clandestine drug labs. Most work is caused by a death incident, where blood and tissue deposits, large and small need to be removed.

Typical area: Most work is performed in family living areas of homes, usually a bedroom, bathroom, living room, or kitchen. However, incidents can take place in basements, crawl spaces, closets, and automobiles. Commercial incidents can be retail, office, or industrial areas. Areas affected by animal deposits can be in attics, basements, crawl spaces, bell towers, or abandoned building areas.


Typical substances: Humans-based incident substances usually blood, tissue, brain matter, teeth, hair, bone fragments, or other bodily fluids or parts. Animal-based incident substances are primarily feces, but also include carcasses, nesting materials, and insects.

Duties: The Field Supervisor’s duties and qualifications are the similar to the Technician’s but also include investigating the area and determining what processes are necessary, what areas will be affected, the extent of the recovery needed, and determining the cost of the job.

The Field Supervisor will interact with all clients or responsible parties. All duties will be performed in a professional, reverent manner. The Field Supervisor must be cognizant of the stresses and grief involved and act accordingly.

The Field Supervisor will be responsible for obtaining signatures on all proper forms, filling work orders, and accepting check and credit card payments. On payment by check, the Field Supervisor will copy all of the check writer’s driver’s license information, including issuing state, number, expiration date, date of birth, height, eye color, sex, name, and address. On payment by credit card, the Field Supervisor will obtain a carbon copy of the card, taking the number, type of card, expiration date, and signature.