CTS Decon Technician

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

 

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: 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 work 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: Human-based incident substances are 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 Technician’s primary duties include the meticulous work of removing or cleaning biohazards from a given area. For human-based incidents, the Technician uses the processes learned to remove and clean these hazards from flooring of all types, painted or papered walls, ceilings, furniture, etc. On many occasions it will be necessary to remove wallboard, baseboard, carpet, bedding, flooring, and sub-flooring, etc.

 

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

 

The Technician will see that all personal items that may hold value, both real and/or sentimental, will be cleaned when at all possible, unless otherwise instructed by a proper authority, and a signature is obtained on the Release Form, releasing the company from any liability. If the items are damaged further through the cleaning process, disposal of said items may be necessary. Valued items are thrown away only with written permission. 

 

People in stressful situations react irrationally and even the slightest comment can cause ill will toward you or the company. On the site, it will always be necessary for the Technician to be aware of the proximity of all persons and no inappropriate conversation (that is, jokes, indiscreet personal comments, etc.) will take place on the job site. The Technician will act and react to our clients and any conversations in a professional manner and carefully choose their words. Inappropriate behavior on the behalf of any employee cannot be tolerated. At any given time, you are representing your company and this industry. You must project professional, compassionate behavior at all times. You never know who may be listening and watching everything you say or do.