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While most states do not have laws regulating the operation of crime-scene cleanup businesses, OSHA maintains strict laws governing how all businesses and employees handle blood-borne pathogens, respiratory risks and working in confined spaces -- all of which will be experienced by trauma-scene cleanup practitioners. OSHA laws were not written specifically for the crime-scene cleanup industry, nor do they apply to the many sole proprietors who comprise the majority of business owners in this field. However, Tillman states that learning OSHA's on-the-job safety methods when handling bio-hazard waste and working in hazardous areas is strongly advised because it reduces the risk of accidents, potential lawsuits and can lower a businesses' insurance costs. Entrepreneurs are advised to receive OSHA training from an OSHA-authorized trainer who has received 300 hours or more of schooling at one of the 26 OSHA education centers in the world.