Prospective cleanup contractors should refer to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 333-040) for a complete description of the cleanup program.
The State of Oregon makes an illegal drug lab site listing available to licensed contractors, but all arrangements to be hired to perform the site work are made directly with the property owner or owner's agent. Please note that licensed cleanup contractors are not allowed to do both sampling and cleanup at the same site (third-party sampling is required).
Registering with the Construction Contractors Board
Prior to being licensed as a Drug Lab Decontamination Contractor, a company must be registered, bonded, and insured as a general contractor with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. The Oregon Health Authority requires proof of this registration when enrolling in its two-day contractor training. Contact the CCB for this registration.
Drug Lab Cleanup Training
All employees (supervisory and non-supervisory) of licensed drug lab decontamination contractors who will do any work at illegal drug manufacturing sites must complete The Oregon Health Authority sponsored drug lab decontamination initial training course (two-day) and pass the final test with a score of at least 70%. This training is generally held once a year. Oregon Health Authority-sponsored drug lab recertification (refresher) training is required at least every two years.
To become licensed, a contractor must have at least one supervisor-trained employee on staff. A supervisor must be on site during the sampling of a drug lab property, and must ensure that decontamination activities follow the approved cleanup work plan. Additionally, in order to perform evaluations or cleanup work at drug lab sites (with the exception indicated under " Sampling Personnel") individuals must be employees of a licensed cleanup contractor.
Prospective cleanup contractors should refer to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 333-040
) for a complete description of the cleanup program. Prospective cleanup contractors should refer to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 333-040
) for a complete description of the cleanup program.
The Oregon Health Authority makes an illegal drug lab site listing available to licensed contractors, but all arrangements to be hired to perform the site work are made directly with the property owner or owner's agent.
All drug lab site workers and supervisors must have successfully completed at least 40 hours of OSHA-required hazardous materials training (HAZWOPER-29 CFR 1910.120[e]) and have current eight hour refresher training (if it has been over 12 months since the initial training) prior to being admitted for drug lab training. Copies of certificates of completion for all required prerequisite courses are required at the time of application for the two day drug lab training course.
- The contractor license fee is $500 during odd years (for a one year license) and $1000 during even years (for a two year license).
- Licenses expire June 30th, and fees are not prorated at the time of initial licensing.
- Licenses are all renewed in even years for a two-year period.
- The fee for the Oregon Health Authority two-day drug lab training is $250 per person.
- Recertification training is $100 per person.
Companies providing only sample collection, transportation, or testing services for licensed drug lab decontamination contractors are not required to be licensed under the present rules. However, when sampling personnel from these companies are on site, they must be supervised by a licensed contractor.
Sampling personnel also must meet the requirements for the education, training, and experience found in OAR 333-040-0135 and 333-040-0110(5). OHA recommends that companies send their sampling personnel to the initial training course if they plan to engage in sampling only and not cleanups.