Welcome to the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA) website. ABRA is the only third party non-profit organization dedicated to the education and certification of technicians and companies in the Bio Recovery Industry. Within this site you will find information on who ABRA is, why we exist, and important information on how to reach an expert or become an expert yourself. 

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What is Bio Recovery?

Bio Recovery is the act of mitigating and remediating conditions resulting from the release of biological hazards. This may include crime and trauma mitigation (bloodborne and body fluids), outbreak response, zoonotic diseases, foodborne diseases, public health threats and clandestine drug labs.   

What are Biological Hazards?

Also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans. This can include medical waste or samples of a microorganism, virus or toxin (from a biological source) that can affect human health. It can also include substances harmful to other animals.

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American Bio Recovery Association
300 New Jersey Avenue NW Suite 900 PMB #9031
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 888-979-2272

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Our mission

ABRA’s objective is “to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence among members in the performance of their profession. To teach, instill and require the highest technical, ethical and educational standards.” ABRA certified firms are required to maintain proper insurance, OSHA compliance, Bloodborne Pathogen training records, respirator fit testing, proper handling of biohazardous waste and other laws or requirements in order to maintain good standing with the American Bio-Recovery Association aka ABRA.

ABRA's Member companies have the training and knowledge to handle gruesome events such as suicides, shootings, mass-casualties, stabbings, fecal contamination, spoilage, and other emergencies.  ABRA Member companies have also been on the front lines for the decontamination of Anthrax, Norovirus, C. Diff (clostridium difficile), MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph), superbugs, listeria, and many other types of dangerous bacteria and viruses.  We can also help decontaminated facilities impacted by controlled substances.