Trauma, Grow-op, Fentanyl, and Meth Lab Clean-up Basics

Learning Objectives

Over the years the increase of incidences involving illegal activities have meant a proliferation of grow-op, fentanyl, and meth lab clean-up jobs. This has had an impact on restoration contractors. It has created the need to become familiar with what may be faced when becoming involved in these types of claims. There are so many variables.

Sometimes the aftermath will be localized, but more often we are seeing it impact larger or surrounding buildings including commercial, institutional, and residential properties. Often when called in to do a trauma scene clean-up we may find grow-ops, meth labs and other clandestine situations.

This course will be of value to Disaster Restoration and Remediation Techs, Estimators, Project Managers and others involved in disaster restoration.

We discuss aspects associated with this type of work, such as:

  • Trauma scene, Grow-op, Fentanyl, and Meth lab situations
  • PPE and safety considerations for doing this type of work
  • City and bylaw requirements and consideration
  • Remediation processes and procedures
  • How to return the property to pre-loss conditions

It is essential that Project Managers, Crew Chiefs, and Technicians have an understanding for the need for expertise in identifying and reducing the risk and liability associated with the restoration of these situations and their environment.

The contractors knowledge when facing these situations assists in effective communication, realistic timelines, expectations, and expenses associated with this type of loss. It can also save lives and be a great service to the community.

Prerequisite Training required: None required

Training Time: This is a half-day course; 3.5 hours

Note: Retail per attendee $750 which also includes any course handouts. To qualify for IICRC CEC credits, students must complete the sign-in and sign- out sheets provided and keep the Certificate of Attendance that will be given for proof of training, that the IICRC may require at time of students IICRC renewal.

About your Instructor:

Art Johnson

Art Johnson CR, WLS, CLS, started in the Restoration industry in1988. He went from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of one of western Canada’s largest, independently owned, full service restoration companys. Basically he went from a one-man tech to Senior Operations Manager and Trainer.

Art is a Certified Restorer (CR), a Water Loss Specialist (WLS), a Contents Loss Specialist (CLS), an IICRC Master Restorer and Cleaner, and a Certified Value Builder. Art has proudly served on, and for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA.

He is the proud recipient of the RIA 2011 Industry recognized, Martin L. King award for outstanding service to the industry.

Art has extensive training and experience in all aspects of the restoration industry and is passionate about training and helping others transform their business to obtain their goals.

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