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August Company of the Month

Tuesday, August 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jamie Dillard
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This month for Company of the month we are spotlighting Benecorp.We had the opportunity to talk to Sharon Grammer of Benecorp and she shared a few jewels with us.

1.      What would you say is the most challenging in the industry?

The most challenging issue that I have encountered in this industry is the lack of knowledge for proper disinfection. So many landlords and home owners do not realize the potential hazards that are involved in the cleanup of blood and bodily fluids. I have to educate them on the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and biohazards like Hepatitis, HIV and MRSA. They often look at the estimate and can't get past the price. Once I explain how improper cleanup can raise health and safety risks as well as cause more damage, they tend to understand the protocol much better.


2.      What more would you like to see from ABRA?

ABRA is the industry leader. I think education about ABRA is key. Today more than ever, social media is at the forefront of everything. Our members need to continue to push ABRA on all social platforms.


3. Recommendations to those joining or wanting to join this industry?

Proper training for this industry is a must. It will protect you and your clients. A career in the bio hazard industry is not for everyone. It's a physically and emotionally demanding job. No two jobs are the same. Every situation is unique. However, it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

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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.