BioSheen, Artemis Clean Home that Became a Bio-Hazard Due to Unattended Death

BioSheen, Artemis Clean Home that Became a Bio-Hazard Due to Unattended Death

Wood Dale, Illinois-based Artemis Bio-Solutions, LLC (Artemis) has announced the addition of Jeff Jones to its organization. Jones will lead a new training division for Artemis, which will feature a new, multi-level, bio-risk mitigation training institute with professional accreditations. Jeff’s wife and business partner, Lori Jones has also joined Artemis.

Jones is the Founder of Oklahoma City-based Bio-Sheen Services, LLC. He is regarded as one of the nation’s top forensic cleaning experts and a popular keynote speaker nationally on the topic. He also holds Master Trainer and Director of Forensic Operations designations for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), and was instrumental in developing its online training program for ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association).

“Artemis is thrilled to have Jeff on board and the expertise he brings,” said Brad Smith, Vice President, Artemis Bio-Solutions. “Jeff’s a big proponent of our products, and we feel the same about helping more people gain a higher level of expertise in our industry.”

“We’re not talking about a spot on the carpet,” Jones said. “Some of these people will be responding to very hazardous environments. Safety is our prime directive. I want people to leave this training with the knowledge, skill sets and empowerment to make the world a better place. That’s the mission.”

“We have an unprecedented need to train people to properly clean and disinfect facilities. And who better to learn from than one of the very best,” said Clay Hernandez, National Director of Technical Sales and Training at Artemis.

Together, Hernandez and Jones are fast-tracking an early June debut of the program. It will be a multi-level program spanning four days, featuring a combination of intensive classroom learning and real-life, situational hands-on application of that knowledge.

Fighting Pathogens on the Front Lines of a Pandemic: Microbial Warriors Program Proves a Timely Solution

If the last year and a half has proven anything, it is that the world is changing around us quicker than we can imagine. Here at PuroClean, in our world-class training academy, our mission is to arm our franchise owners with the tools and training they need to remain ahead of the game in this very unique new world.

Late last year, looking at the future of the research and development within the industry, I reached out to my colleague and friend from Artemis Biorisk Training Academy, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist Jeff Jones, to talk innovation.

As a Certified Forensic Operator, Jeff brings more than 50 years of field experience in forensic restoration to the table. Jeff is a former U.S. Army soldier, and former SWAT team leader, and the youngest person to ever attend the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Jeff developed a course called the Microbial Warriors training program and in working together, we’ve been able to bring this groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind, specialized process to communities across the country. A valued asset, Jeff has helped members of the PuroClean network learn how to restore properties affected by biohazardous and infectious agents. As we sat down to look at how to introduce his Microbial Warriors course to our PuroClean owners, there were many moving parts that were taken into consideration.

We know that in many cases, when we are called to complete these types of jobs, the customer who makes a call for services is going through a particularly traumatic event. Whether it is the passing of a loved one or cleaning up a graphic scene inside someone’s home or business, there is a psychological consideration that must accompany our teams to complete this work. From our customer service agents to our owners and technicians, the most important aspect of this type of work is to consider the person on the other end of the phone and help alleviate any stresses related to the incident in a professional yet caring way.

Furthermore, while Microbial Warriors training teaches the specific processes involved in the actual cleaning, we must also consider what the work we are doing means for our customers and their families in their properties as it affects their lives. 

Microbial Warrior Experience Training
Microbial Warrior Experience Training

Upon graduation from this program, PuroClean franchise owners and their technicians return to their communities with a refined skillset, able to tackle more comprehensive forms of biohazard remediation. The course covered the specialized techniques to properly handle pathogens, hoarding, crime scenes, human waste and unattended death sites resulting in human decomposition, but it also incorporates ways to confront the more difficult human elements and the psychology that goes into this part of our work. 

The inaugural graduating class of the Microbial Warier Experience
The inaugural graduating class of the Microbial Warier Experience

As a national service brand with more than 360 franchise locations in North America, professionals at PuroClean handle biohazard situations almost daily. With our rapid response timing of under two hours, our industry is built on the efficiency of our technicians arriving on site ready to perform the task at hand quickly and effectively. While the Microbial Warriors niche skillset that Jeff developed is not one that any person particularly wishes to have to use, we recognize that those who can perform these services serve a vital role in the restoration industry in the reality of what communities’ face all over the country. 

As the end is not yet in sight of the COVID-19 pandemic, this course comes at a timely point in our onboarding and training of new owners to develop the important work our business leaders completed during 2020. This past year, more than ever, maintaining the home free of infection became a priority for families around the globe. COVID-19 and other infectious pathogens have posed a threat to the health of millions, reminding us of the importance of being proactive in our cleaning procedures and training. At PuroClean, this notion is especially important because people rely on our teams to carry out these services, and our constant training allows the company to do just that. Jeff was a valued asset for the development and execution of this inaugural class, as he is a past president of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and has served as chairman of its forensic council. I’m so proud of our graduates and am honored that Jeff could be a part of the way we educate our leaders, really taking our training to the next level in so many ways.  A new future lies ahead, and thanks to an innovative mindset and partners like Jeff, our network is ready. It is important to note, that the success of this class was made possible with the help of our key partners Contec, Foam-It, Kleenrite, MAXAIR, Artemis Bio-solutions and Serum. A solid team can accomplish more together than they would individually. This is why so many success stories come from companies who find business partners to help them reach their goals and provide the best training. A mutual passion is a good way of cementing bonds between partners.

Artemis Bio-risk Training Academy Pilots The Microbial Warrior Experience At PuroClean

The new Artemis Bio-risk Training Academy (ABTA) wasted no time in piloting its new  four-day forensic restoration training program. The Microbial Warrior Experience™  presented by Jeff and Lori Jones debuted June 3 through June 6, 2021 at the PuroClean  Training Center in Tamarac, Florida. A dozen PuroClean franchisees, as well as  representatives from KleenRite attended.  

“I thought it went extremely well,” said Clay Hernandez, National Director of Technical  Sales and Training at Artemis. “Jeff has developed and delivered programs like this  before, and he certainly has a rare talent for grabbing an audience’s attention.”  

“Not only was the instructor phenomenal and his methodology effective, but his  enthusiasm for what he does affected us all,” said Karen Argus, PuroClean of Stuart, FL.  “We spent the first two days learning the process, the reasons for the process, and we  were shown firsthand what that process looks like at an actual job.”  

“If I were giving the class a score, I would give it an A+,” Argus added.  

“We are very thankful to PuroClean for hosting us at their training facility,” Jeff Jones  said. “We are passionate about sharing not only what we know, but how to do it safely.  

“Forensic restoration isn’t just crime and trauma situations,” Jeff added. “It’s also about  unsanitary dwellings aka hoarders, dealing with infectious disease, bio-terrorism,  contamination from animals; it’s the complete remediation of contaminated structures to  pre-event conditions.”  

Jeff Jones is one of the nation’s top forensic cleaning experts. He founded BioSheen  Services, LLC of Oklahoma and Texas with Lori Jones. Along with the Microbial Warrior  Experience™ curriculum, Jeff and Lori created the Certified Forensic Operator®  designation, which attendees earn along with other additional designations.  

Jones’ Microbial Warrior Experience™ is an equally applied combination of in-class  education and hands-on application. The curriculum spans everything from  communicating with family members following an event, to a simulated forensic  restoration scenario where attendees must actually don full PPE and restore a setting to  a safe, bio-hazard free condition.  

“We will probably do one or two more pilots before year-end and take what we’ve  learned and apply it to the program,” Hernandez said. “But we couldn’t be happier with  how the inaugural class went and for having a great organization like PuroClean to be  able to share it with first.” 

To learn more about the Artemis Bio-risk Training Academy and news about the next  Microbial Warrior Experience, call 630-359-4090.  

Jeff Jones Joins Artemis To Launch New Bio-Risk Training Institute

Wood Dale, Illinois-based Artemis Bio-Solutions, LLC (Artemis) has announced the addition of Jeff Jones to its organization. Jones will lead a new training division for Artemis, which will feature a new, multi-level, bio-risk mitigation training institute with professional accreditations. Jeff’s wife and business partner, Lori Jones has also joined Artemis.

Jones is the Founder of Oklahoma City-based Bio-Sheen Services, LLC. He is regarded as one of the nation’s top forensic cleaning experts and a popular keynote speaker nationally on the topic. He also holds Master Trainer and Director of Forensic Operations designations for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), and was instrumental in developing its online training program for ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association).

“Artemis is thrilled to have Jeff on board and the expertise he brings,” said Brad Smith, Vice President, Artemis Bio-Solutions. “Jeff’s a big proponent of our products, and we feel the same about helping more people gain a higher level of expertise in our industry.”

“We’re not talking about a spot on the carpet,” Jones said. “Some of these people will be responding to very hazardous environments. Safety is our prime directive. I want people to leave this training with the knowledge, skill sets and empowerment to make the world a better place. That’s the mission.”

“We have an unprecedented need to train people to properly clean and disinfect facilities. And who better to learn from than one of the very best,” said Clay Hernandez, National Director of Technical Sales and Training at Artemis.

Together, Hernandez and Jones are fast-tracking an early June debut of the program. It will be a multi-level program spanning four days, featuring a combination of intensive classroom learning and real-life, situational hands-on application of that knowledge.

Artemis Bio-Solutions to Host Webinar on Using Chemical Disinfectants for Pandemic Response

Michael Pinto, CSP, CMP will lead the presentation. Pinto has authored more than 230 articles and several books related to the remediation industry.

Artemis Bio-Solutions will host an interactive webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time to educate people on the proper use of chemical disinfectants, with an emphasis on their use for response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Titled, Understanding Chemical Disinfectants and Using Them Properly for Pandemic Response, the program will be led by industry expert, Michael Pinto, and last approximately one hour.

Register now for the free webinar.

Participants can expect a fast-moving program that covers important aspects of using antimicrobial chemicals, including the types of hazards these chemicals can address, the different classes of chemicals that can be used as disinfectants, proper application methods and tips for using antimicrobials more effectively, precautions to be taken when applying disinfectants and using chemical disinfectants in response to large remediation projects, including the current pandemic.

During the online event, participants can ask questions through an interactive Q & A feature, and Pinto will answer following his presentation.  

Artemis Bio-Solutions is a leading provider of chemical disinfectants, decontaminants, sanitizers and equipment used by professional remediators and restoration companies, U.S. Federal agencies, schools, medical facilities, restaurants, corporations and other people at home to maintain healthy environments. 

Restoration and Remediation Industry Veteran Clay Hernandez Joins Artemis Bio-Solutions

WOOD DALE, Ill., Sept. 8, 2020 — Clay Hernandez has been named National Director of Technical Sales & Training at Artemis Bio-Solutions, LLC, the bio-technology company that manufactures and markets advanced, safe and effective disinfectants, decontaminants, deodorizers and sanitizers.

Hernandez will lend his 16 years of field experience in the professional restoration and remediation industry to Artemis’ current customers by recommending the most effective uses of the company’s products. He also will direct technical sales and training efforts on Artemis products, and effective disinfection and decontamination techniques and protocols, to people both inside and outside the company.

Hernandez will be based at the company’s Wood Dale, Ill. facility.

Prior to joining Artemis, Hernandez was Division Manager, Signal Restoration Services, where he directed the company’s coronavirus pandemic field response efforts. He previously held leading roles at EcoShield Microbial Protection Systems, Innovative Decon Solutions and Service Master 24 Hour.  Hernandez is a licensed Mold Assessor and Mold Remediator in the State of Florida.

Hernandez holds a number of industry licenses and certifications, including: Florida Mold Assessor, Florida Mold Remediator, GBAC Certified Technical Operator, IICRC WDR, IICRC ASD, Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician, Renovation Best Practices in Health System Facilities, HAZWOPER 40-Hour and LEAD Renovator. 

“Clay brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to us that I know our customers will appreciate,” said Brad Smith, Artemis’ Vice President, Sales and Business Development. “We know that he’ll make a tremendous, positive impact that will help grow our business.”

“I have been a client of Artemis Bio-Solutions for over 10 years and have been using the Sandia National Lab’s formulations since 2006,” said Hernandez. “I am looking forward to working with such a great group of individuals and growing the company by providing products and equipment to create safer, heathier, more sustainable environments for people across the globe.”

Headquartered in Houston, with sales and warehouse operations in Wood Dale, Ill., Artemis Bio-Solutions manufactures and markets a full line of high-quality, technologically advanced disinfectants, decontaminants, deodorizers and sanitizers. The company also provides proven application protocols and equipment, and it maintains a network of strategic partners to provide environmental cleaning and disinfection services, emergency response services, staff training and certification.

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