A lot of events can be characterized as trauma. From something as physically hurtful as stubbing a toe to a more emotional pain like dealing with suicide from a loved one. Both events hurt differently but gravely, however with respect to cleanup services, events like unattended deaths, shootings, crime scene cleanups, or suicide fit the description. In these listed events, one thing is constant and that is death. Trauma cleaners are individuals from cleaning companies who clean, sanitize, disinfect, and deodorize the scenes and vicinities in which a death occurred. Here are a few snippets of information you probably didn’t know about them.
Trauma cleaners are trained
While some people may think all cleaners are the same, trauma cleaners most certainly aren’t. These cleaners are very much skilled in their profession as they undergo series of trainings to perfect their craft. Dealing with biohazardous waste has its detriments and if not handled appropriately they could explode to cases of epidemics or disease outbreaks. This is why the people that are tasked with the responsibility of cleaning these scenes need to have some form of training or the other, most of which is provided by their cleaning company.
They have primary health insurance benefits
The task of cleaning several kinds of trauma scenes comes with a lot of contact with biohazardous waste in the form of blood, bodily fluids or even pathological waste. Based on exposure, if such a cleaner is infected during the course of work, medical attention would be required. These trauma cleaners because of the severity of their jobs, have health insurance schemes that even extends to their immediate family members. However, before they get to the scene of the crime these trauma cleaners are prepped with their safety kits, protection covering, gloves and everything they’ll need.
Trauma cleaners have a lot of heart
It takes a lot of tolerance for dead bodies and their fluids to take on this job. While the trainings and simulations may prepare applicants to a certain level, nothing beats seeing the real thing. To a lot of people, they only get to witness traumatic events like a massacre, suicide or an unattended death in movies. Hence, seeing the real thing doesn’t only rattle a lot of trauma cleaners, it could break them. This is why they aren’t a lot of women in this service. It takes a lot of heart to go to work, clean up the scene where someone was stabbed to death and return the next day.
They make a decent amount of money
Being a trauma cleaner is enough risk for one’s mental and physical health, however the compensation in the form of salary is somewhat worth the stress. Depending on ranking and of course the trauma cleaning company, these individuals bag from 30-50 thousand dollars a year. This is excluding medical fees. This may seem like a great job opportunity for some
Trauma cleaners do not get the recognition they deserve for their service. This piece aims at rectifying that.