The American Bio Recovery Association has developed a risk assessment guidance document for contractors who respond to events that contain Biological Hazards. ABRA has taken elements of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for health care facilities and incorporated this into a Biological Safety Risk Assessment (BSRA) Guidance for Bio Recovery field operations. This document is now released for public comment until March 31st 2019. ABRA would like to improve this document and asks that the industry review it prior to it being published. The purpose of this document is to standardize procedures for different categories of risk when approaching an incident. The objective is for the safety of technicians and responders to such events. This document will be available on the ABRA website free of charge.
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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.